Information About Edna - Forest Hill teacher - (15 reviews)
This is how 3 referees rated Edna:
I am an enthusiastic, successful Teaching Professional with significant experience as a European Project Manager and PR in the educational field.
I have more than 25 years of language teaching in diverse environments, from secondary and vocational schools to colleges, as well as a private tutor in the UK and abroad. I consider myself very successful in motivating students and coping with their individual needs and expectations of communicating efficiently in a foreign/second language.
I offer tuition in all levels of language and literature learning, up to degree level. I also have extensive experience working with adult learners, preparing them for exams or their business challenges and travelling, as well as supporting them in their inclusion in a foreign culture.
I encourage students to enjoy and collaborate in their learning.
I aim to provide good quality teaching in a homely atmosphere, that enhances their confidence and motivation.
I focus on improving the spoken fluency and the listening skills of my students while developing their confidence in reading and discussing interesting topics. Grammar is also an essential part of my tuition, and it is learnt according to the topics, explained in context and consolidated with fun practice. Culture is also fundamental in each lesson.
I always ensure adequate differentiation in my teaching, taking into consideration the individual learning needs and learning styles of my students. This results in excellent communication between both parties and the practical learner assessment throughout the course. Paramount to my approach is the enthusiasm for the subjects I teach. I sincerely enjoy teaching and watching students improve their skills and being pleased with their progress.
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Additional Languages: English (British), French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Universidade Aberta - Portugal (1999) - alification in Science of Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal (1991) - Degree in Modern Languages and Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Alliance Française - Portugal (1986) - Diplôme Supérieure de Langue et Littérature Moderne (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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I find her approach to learning a language is also beneficial. I will be continuing lessons with Edna for the foreseeable future!
You are a very motivated student, and I am delighted to teach you and see you making progress.
Our lessons so far have been easy to follow, informative and very enjoyable. Catarina has shared a variety of useful resources that not only support our independent learning but prepares us for our f2f sessions as well.
We cannot recommend her enough!
Fern & Jamie
Your progress is impressive and it has been a real pleasure teaching you.
I really enjoy teaching you and I also look forward to further developing your learning and seeing you speaking with confidence in French.
Our classes are very interesting and it has been a real pleasure helping you to focus on your specific conversational needs.
I am also absolutely delighted with your progress.
It is a real pleasure to teach you and your progress is impressive!