Information About Léa - Hackney teacher - (1 review)
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Originally from Bordeaux, France, I have graduated in 2017 from a double masters in English, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon - which I have passed while tutoring both English to French people and French to people from various backgrounds. I have also passed the prestigious Agrégation examination in 2016.
My experience from my undergraduate degree (Preparatory Classes for 'Grandes Ecoles' - CPGE) has taught me rigour and hard-work whilst nourishing my love for French and English, for the languages themselves but also for the texts, and for literary commentaries.
While teaching French at Cambridge University, I have also been involved with the drama society, acting in various plays: theatre is my passion, and I like using it, alongside pure academic work, to work on my students' confidence (and fun) in their oral practice of a language.
I have taught French at Cambridge University for two years, at the Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty as well as at Emmanuel College and Corpus Christi College, teaching both lectures (with up to 16 students at a time) and supervisions (between 1 and 3 students at a time). I loved lectures, but it is the proximity with the students during tutoring and supervisions that I prefer: I can really see their progress and engage with them.
I have also tutored English people in French, and French people in English, over Skype and in person. I have a thorough knowledge of the English curriculum, if students need to be prepared for examinations or for interviews to get into universities. I can also give conversation classes for people who would simply like to practise their French and improve their accents/grammar/vocabulary.
To me, dialogue and building a relationship with students are the best way to teach a language. I love alternating between different media and building on the students' needs and interests rather than merely giving a lecture. I always make a point of starting from the student, and not imposing something on them. I would love to establish a dialogue and assess their level and tastes to adapt the lessons.
Thats what I used to do as a teacher and as a tutor. When I was doing supervisions in Cambridge University, I always started with the students, and adapted the lessons to them.
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- Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2017) - ENGLISH (Masters) (✔ On File)
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I really enjoy teaching your daughter as well, and I am certain that we will make good progress together.