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I am passionate about languages and food. I take every opportunity to share these passions! I think I have a good sense of humour but my children would disagree!

Tutoring Experience

I am a former Director of Language College working in a fully comprehensive secondary school based in the North West and have been teaching for 17 years. I specialise in French and Spanish to GCSE. I am an approved marker for AQA and am on the panel of experts for OFQUAL. I am justifiably proud of my pupils' results and have had the opportunity to work with children of all abilities to GCSE level.

Tutoring Approach

To learn a language successfully, I believe that you have to consistently build on prior knowledge. I am convinced that learning grammatical structures in a rigorous but engaging way is fundamental to a positive outcome. Explaining how examiners mark the work is also a key component to my methodology. Pupils must also feel that they are making progress in order to maintain motivation. I am also convinced that a "one size fits all" approach is not acceptable and all courses must be tailor made for the learner.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


University of Manchester1998PGCEFrench and Spanish
University of Nottingham1985BachelorsFrench and Spanish
Eccles College1981CollegeA Level French, Spanish, English and General Studies
Worsley Wardley High School1979SchoolO Levels

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