Information About Paule - Hornsea teacher - (7 reviews)
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I am a Fench native speaker who has beenn living in the UK for 40 years. I have just completed an MA in translation studies at Hull University as after 24 years of teaching languages I am due to retire at the end of December and I am looking to a new career as a freelance translator. I am still interested in teaching as a private tutor, and have done so for many years, both to adults and A'level students. I am bilingual, but my third language is Spanish, which I have studied at University level, at Toulouse University where I completed my degree. I have also basic knowledge of Italian, which was one of the modules required for the MA.
I have been teaching French to 11-18 students at Withernsea High School since 1986 and have also taught Spanish and German to years 7 and 8. I have experience both with GCSE and A''Level work, and I am also an examiner for AQA for French , for GCSE and A'Level.
I have been an evening French tutor at Beverley College for many years and have had a number of private students for conversation and for A'Level.
I first assess the level of the students in order to adapt the lessons to suit their needs. I tend to create a relaxed atmosphere to try and alleviate the students' anxiety at learning and communicating in a foreign language. I use authentic material as much as possible to practise the skills required, listening, reading, writing and speaking. I feel that being a native speaker is an advantage as I am aware of the challenges faced when learning a foreign language. My years of teaching have provide me with invaluable experience and understanding of the difficulties students face.
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- The University of Hull (2011) - MA Translation Studies, Hull University (Masters) (✔ On File)
- The University of Toulouse(France) (1973) - Licence-es-Lettres (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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She has been a wonderful tutor for me; very patient; helping with grammar and pronunciation and especially giving me the confidence to believe I won't sink without a trace once i get to France. Above all, she is great fun to work with and i recommend her without reservation. I would give her 5* for everything.
I find her lessons are flexible, and are tailored to my needs, and she is also friendly and patient, which is also helpful!