A fully qualified teacher currently working at a highly successful Sixth form college. My interest in languages was born from an early age, inspired by regular visits to France as well as the opportunity to study French and Russian at University. Having spent extended periods of time in both France and Russia, I have developed fluent written and oral styles in both languages. I still take great enjoyment from travel, reading and immersing myself in the culture of both countries. I am also a keen musician in my spare time.
Since qualifying to teach in 2010, I have worked in both the private and state sectors, preparing students to sit the GCSE / I-GCSE as well as the A- Level examinations. I have also taught classes at KS3, including students beginning a new language from scratch in Year 7. I deliver extension classes to students intending to continue their study of languages at University and have successfully prepared students for Oxbridge entry.
I aim to maintain high expectations of the students I work with and conduct lessons in a relaxed but focussed manner. It is important to gauge the needs of every student and create a programme of study tailored to the needs of each individual. This will include structured development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as well as consolidation of key grammatical structures. These skills will also be developed in the context of the exam specification (if applicable) and the set topics. I always value feedback from my students and use this consistently to inform future preparation.
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|The University of Bristol||2009||Bachelors||French and Russian (BA horns)|
|Edge Hill University||2010||PGCE||Secondary PGCE (Modern Foreign Languages)|