Information About Catherine - Bray tutor - (31 reviews)
This is how 3 referees rated Catherine:
I am a native French speaker and I was born in France where I did all my studies. Later in life, I moved to Spain where I taught French (Selectividad = L.C) in a Spanish secondary school in Madrid for more than 20 years . Now in Ireland, I have been preparing students for their French Leaving Cert higher level since 2012.I was teaching in person but due to Covid I'm teaching my classes online.Since I use my own documents, I had to adapt them for online use and follow a new approach by teaching through videoconference (Skype).My students’ feedback has been very positive and found the online classes very helpful. I'm registered as a Sole Trader, so I can give an invoice for the lesson, should you want it. As a student I studied Spanish at the University of Lyon and the University of Toulouse in France . I have a degree in Spanish and French language from the University of Lyon, a Masters in Spanish from the University of Toulouse . I received a degree in Spanish whilst studying at the University Complutense of Madrid in Spain. Several years ago my husband obtained a post in Dublin, so the family moved to Ireland. Since living here I have continued to give private language lessons to both pupils still at school who wanted to improve their grades and adults who wanted for personal or professional reasons wanted to improve their linguistic skills. I specialise in teaching French & Spanish for Leaving Cert higher level. I have a good knowledge of the syllabus and exam structure in both languages. I'm living near Bray.
As a professional teacher with more than 30 years experience, I recognise the importance of getting to know all of my students as individuals. In this way I can develop teaching methods and strategies to meet their specific needs and learning abilities. I have worked as a French teacher in Spain at both the primary and secondary school level and I am very familiar with the French and Spanish specifications followed by schools in Ireland (Leaving Certificate). I'm focus in preparing students for their Leaving Certificate. You can see references from students after having passed their Leaving Certificate.
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The price given below is for a private lesson in French or Spanish in my home. Please note that the price per lesson will depend upon several factors including, the number of lessons booked, the number of students in a group if group lessons can be arranged and of course the location where the lessons take place. It's better value for money to attend a small group grind (say 3-4 pupils). If some of your friends have the same needs in French or Spanish as you, you can form a group and then contact me.
The price would be increased if the lesson takes place in your home according to the distance from my home.
There is the possibility to deliver lessons via Skype. But because of Covid from now on my lessons are online.
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Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Ministry of Education (2001) - Teacher of Secondary Education (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University Toulouse (2000) - Spanish (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Complutense University (2000) - School Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University Lyon (1983) - Foreign Modern Language (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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My daughter is making a good progress and her confidence in the language is improving greatly with Catherine's help and guidance.
We are planning to continue with the lessons up to the LC exams, I can highly recommend Catherine.
Cathy is a very patient & thorough teacher & I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking a high grade in the Leaving Cert. - Molly Byrne
I would strongly Catherine as a Tutor for French.
My son has gone from feeling like a weak higher level LC student to confidently approaching his classwork and papers.
She gives a lot of work but with clear explanations and expectations. She also devised a course plan specifically for my son from the first couple of weeks. She works very strategically.
During the Covid outbreak, Cathy continued to provide grinds for my son over Skype. The online sessions were just as effective as the in person sessions and the quality of the grind never dropped.
Very reasonably priced (slightly extra for a home visit). Would absolutely recommend her even in a global pandemic.
Catherine has been absolutely brilliant. My son was never interested in languages and indeed always struggled. Catherine changed all of that. He made great progress with his French and looked forward to all his classes. We have of course been through some odd times the last few months but Catherine kept the lessons going each week via Skype.
I could not recommend Catherine highly enough. Reliable, professional and a really great tutor!! Thanks Catherine.
Je tiens à vous remercier pour votre commentaire.
C'est très gentil de votre part.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié !