Catherine

Fulham Tutor

I am a graduate in French and German from Cambridge University, with many years' business experience in banking and management consultancy, including living and working in both France and Germany.
I am also the mother of two grown up children who have gone through the British exam system, so familiar with the British exam system and the different schools/universities.
I have a passion for languages and have kept my language skills active by continuing to take courses and by frequent travel to France and Germany.
I love reading French novels and watching both German and French films.#/k#

Tutoring Experience

Several years running the education department at Guildford Cathedral.
6 months working in secondary schools in Guildford teaching German and French to 11- 18 year olds.
Experience of tutoring my own children to help them through various exams and entrance tests.

Tutoring Approach

As a mother I am very aware of the stresses and demands on pupils as they prepare for exams and try to improve their grades. I understand what is required to get the best out of pupils and motivate them. I expect to cover the basic ground rules of grammar and vocabulary learning but think that learning languages should be fun and so will try to make sure we use a variety of methods to learn - including film, TV, music and use of authentic materials. Lots of work to encourage more confident speaking.

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

Qualifications

Cambridge University1984BachelorsBA in French and German
Cass Business School, London1991MastersMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
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Subjects taught
French
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
A-Level£45
German
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
A-Level£45