Information About Lyndsey - Newton Abbot teacher - (22 reviews)
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Hello! I am a highly experienced teacher of German and French having taught both for 20 years. I have taught up to A Level in German and GCSE French, teaching students of all abilities and age ranges. I have a BA Honours degree in Business Management, German and Italian and a PGCE in German and SEN. I lived in Bavaria and studied at Regensburg University, where I further developed my love of the German language and culture. I believe that anybody can learn a language and have spent many years listening to adults say "I really wish I had worked hard in my language lessons". It has always been my mission to ensure that none of my students repeat that phrase when they are older! I recently qualified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language on-line and feel that my teaching experience will benefit students of all ages and abilities in the new digital world of teaching. I am a bubbly, enthusiastic teacher who loves to see the 'light bulb' moment - when a student starts to feel confident in a new language. I know the challenges of learning a language, because I have learnt the languages myself - I feel this is an advantage as I know from first hand experience the issues that a new learner encounters and will be able to work alongside you to overcome them.
I have taught for my entire career, as well as being a Headteacher and Senior Leader. I have taught in Grammar Schools, Independent Schools and Academies. I have extensive experience of teaching German at Key Stage 3 to GCSE and A Level and French to GCSE level and have experience of the main exam boards and was a former German GCSE Speaking test examiner.
I have completed the CELTA course (Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults), teaching groups of students on-line from all around the world. I am experienced in teaching students from Elementary to Upper Intermedia**Contact Detail Removed**vel. I am also able to teach Business English to Upper Intermedia**Contact Detail Removed**vel.
I believe in a highly interactive teaching environment - coupled with clear explanations and lots of opportunities to use the language in as many different contexts as possible. I have high standards and expectations, but these are always underpinned with fully differentiated fun activities, interesting and current resources and an atmosphere of rigour and "you can do this!". All of my lessons are planned around the needs of the learner - in terms of what they want to achieve and what they need to learn to be able to do this. I use a variety of metacognitive strategies to ensure that the learning is long term and provide a planned curriculum to ensure that previously learnt information is kept fresh and alive in the memory via the sequencing and interleaving of the topics taught.
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- British Study Centres (2020) - CELTA (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- National College of School Leaders (2008) - NPQH (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Leeds University (1994) - German and SEND (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Swansea University (1989) - Buisness Management German and Italian (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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Thank you for your kind words! It does help when the student is diligent and enthusiastic too!!
Thank you so much for your kind words! He is a pleasure to teach, which makes my job a dream!
Thank you for your kind words. It is a pleasure to teach your son and he is making super progress. Lyndsey
Thank you Lyndsey!
Thank you for your kind words. He is a pleasure to teach!
Thank you so much for these lovely comments. I wish I had found him sooner too- the first thing he said to me was that he “couldn’t do languages”. I told him this wasn’t the case and in the few lessons we have had, he has picked up and retained so much. He has been a pleasure to work with- and I wish him lots of luck and success for the future! Lyndsey
Thank you for your comments. It helps tremendously that both of them are such excellent students- so keen to understand and grasp the details of the language. An absolute pleasure to teach!
So to any worried students, I would definitely recommend Lyndsey!
Looking forward to future lessons!
Thank you for your comments. It does make it really easy when you get a focussed, hardworking, enthusiastic student such as yourself. I have really enjoyed teaching you and know you will be successful in whatever you do! Lyndsey
Thank you for your kind feedback. He is a pleasure to work with and a diligent kind person with a great sense of humour and love of learning.
Lyndsey is an inspirational teacher who made lessons fun and extremely productive. She went above and beyond to help and found time to give my daughter the last minute tuition she needed preexams. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! THANK YOU Lyndsey. Loved eeeing my daughter finish her lessons -smiling.
It was an absolute pleasure!
A wonderful student!
Thank you for your kind words
Thank you for your kind words. They are greatly appreciated!
I look forward to teaching your son.
With very best wishes
Thank you for your kind words!
It does help that you are the “model” student!
I am really pleased that he enjoys the lessons too.
I would recommend Lyndsey to absolutely anyone looking for a fulfilling education in German and I am sure she is just as capable in all the other subjects she teaches.
Thank you for your kind comments. It is an absolute pleasure to teach you and your progress is impressive!
We’ll have you doing A Level before long!