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English

Price Guide
Junior Cycle €45.00
Senior Cycle €45.00
University €45.00

ESL

Price Guide
Junior Cycle €45.00
Senior Cycle €45.00
University €45.00
Adult / Casual €45.00

French

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Junior Cycle €45.00
Senior Cycle €45.00
University €45.00
Adult / Casual €45.00

German

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Primary €45.00
Junior Cycle €45.00

Spanish

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Junior Cycle €45.00
Senior Cycle €45.00

Essay Writing / Study Skills

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Junior Cycle €45.00
Senior Cycle €45.00
University €45.00

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Personal Description:

An enthusiastic ,highly experienced & results driven language teacher and avid linguist !

Teaching at secondary level in Dublin for many years and for three abroad at secondary level and through tuition,I have helped countless students of all learner profiles and abilities over the years ( 25 ). I thoroughly enjoy the language learning process & seeing my students progress!

Tutoring Experience:

Whilst teaching in France, I perfected my French and initially taught at private school in Haute Savoie, 2 years in Lyon and in Paris in 'formation continue' where I lived for 7 years… (Testimonials from previous students if required and on this platform).

Furthermore,I taught English and French in a private Secondary school in Valencia for three years.

Currently,I am teaching French in Secondary and providing tailor made tuition in French, English & Spanish and AS level English.

Qualifications

Double honours degree in French and English.
Honours PGDE
B1 level in Spanish
B2 level in German * First year of my degree and worked in Frankfurt for a summer.
EFL certification

Member of FTA ( French teachers association ).

Approach to Grinds:

My approach is to make your lessons extremely learner centered while allowing you perceive your real progress and keep motivated to improve further!

To facilitate this, I always carefully create lessons to suit each particular student's learner needs & style with their learning objective in mind.

Digital technologies are also an integral part of my methodology, as I make all my lessons up to date with easily accessible learner centered resources for practice.

It is also paramount that I empower my students with skills for practice between lessons, which allows faster perceptible progress!

*After your initial lesson, where I assess your prior language acquisition and areas on which to focus,learning is paced for progress while simultaneously challenging you via active methodologies to build on your learning.

In a course of 8 lessons, the 6th one incorporates a short evaluation & further learner strategies.
In a course of 6 lessons ,the 4th one incorporates a short evaluation & further learner strategies.

***** Online classes are available via a video conferencing tool hosted by me.
( you just need a computer or the app on your phone which improves the audio I will explain prior to commencing).
Online classes mean no travel or time wasted & help you link revision to the last lesson ,really speeding up progress & keeping motivation high!

Questions you may have as a tutee.

1) How will my tuition be structured?

A course of 6/8 lessons each term depending on what suits your schedule.

The online lessons will be 55 minutes from January with follow up emails and homework help.

2) What skills will I acquire in my chosen language?

3) Could I learn with a friend ?

Yes, absolutely, If your friend is of a similar language level , this can work effectively and a 10 % reduction is offered for both of you for a block of 6/8 lessons.

You will improve in all areas !

*Reading comprehension strategies
*Writing skills (Grammar ,expressions ,use of tenses)
*Key verbs,vocabulary & French idiomatic language.
*Listening skills,intonation,inflexion, nuance, skills of inference.
*Confidence speaking your chosen language.

*Enjoy seeing your progress, which motivates more !

4) How can I be assured I am making progress?? *****

Your assessments results , your language acquisition and improved reading & writing strategies in your chosen language all attest to this.
Your new confidence writing and speaking your chosen language !

TUITION RATES 2019/20

1 once off one-one lesson( 1 hour ) €€50
Payable in advance *

If you are happy with your first language lesson and decide continue on with another 5 / 7 lessons on the course ,your classes are then payable in advance for the corresponding number remaining and the price is adjusted down accordingly.

6 lessons € 275 *€225 REMAINING 5
8 lessons= €360 *€310 REMAINING 7

Each lesson is €45


Why one to one rather than small groups?

*One to one lessons are most productive as this is where real learning takes place as students can ask any questions they feel unable to ask in a class setting and I can also address specific difficulties much more easily .Furthermore, I can cater for the students learner style and monitor progress more closely.

Each student receives individualised online support to complement the lessons and shared material.

Online lessons are via an online conferencing tool Zoom and I recommend installing it on your phone also for audio exercises and practice.




À bientôt / Hasta pronto / I look forward to working with you on your chosen language.

Elizabeth

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Native Language: English
Additional Languages: French, German, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Maynooth (2009) - PGDE (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Maynooth (2007) - Honours French and English (College) (✔ On File)

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