Hello. My name is Andrea and I am currently working as Head of Languages at a secondary school in Nottinghamshire. I completed my BA Joint Honours degree in French and Russian in 2011, as well as a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages in 2012, followed by a MA in Education in 2014, all at the University of Nottingham. I am native English but also speak French, Russian, Spanish, as well as Serbian / Croatian.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught in four different UK secondary schools teaching French, Spanish and Russian. I have six years of teaching experience, including teaching English as a foreign language to French students at a secondary school in the suburbs of Paris in 2010. After graduating from my BA Joint Honours degree, I completed my PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and completed two successful teaching placements at Lincolnshire schools in 2012, before being appointed as an NQT at a Nottinghamshire school. There, I was appointed Assistant Head of Modern Foreign Languages in 2013 and then became the Gifted and Talented Languages Coordinator. At the same time, I completed my MA in Education part-time at the University of Nottingham and graduated in 2014. After which, I moved to a new school becoming Head of Languages in 2015 and became Achievement Coordinator for years 9 and 10 in 2016.

My GCSE pass rate is 100%.
At my current secondary school, I introduced Russian as a lunch time club and then an enrichment option, which lead to one student requesting private tuition to GCSE level. After coaching the student for just 9 months, he then obtained a GCSE Grade A in Russian. This then lead to two more students requesting to study Russian for a further GCSE qualification.

I have experience teaching languages in full classes, small groups and individually on a one-to-one basis.

I am able to teach French, Russian, Spanish, Serbian/Croation from beginners level to GCSE level. Please ask for further information.

Tutoring Approach

My style of teaching is flexible, interactive, engaging and meets all individual needs and expectations. I will structure my lessons to meet exam specifications to ensure best results. I will adapt my teaching for your own personal needs and expectations. This may include learning the language for qualifications or simply to use when going on holiday. I prefer to tutor in my own home.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Russian, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


The University of Nottingham2014MastersMA in Education
The University of Nottingham2012PGCEPGCE in Modern Foreign Languages
The University of Nottingham2011BachelorsBA Joint Honours in French and Russian
A Nottinghamshire secondary school.2007School3 full A levels, 4 AS levels, 10 GCSEs.

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