I am Head of Languages at a very large and successful comprehensive school and 6th Form college. Having taught German and French for 17 years and lead an ' outstanding' department for 10, I can honestly say that my passion for teaching languages has never stopped growing. 2 Years ago, I decided to train and teach students who need extra support in English Language. I specialise in the GCSE English Language paper and at Primary Level, the SPAG SATS tests. I have also examined for AQA and EDEXCEL examination boards. OFSTED have observed my teaching on numerous occasions in my career and I have been awarded with ' outstanding' on every one.
PGCE Qualification ( Exeter University)
National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership ( NPQSL.)
A- Level Teacher at 6th Form College.
Head of German ( Secondary school)
2nd in Department ( Secondary school)
Head of Modern Foreign Languages ( Secondary school)
I believe in growing a pupil's confidence by modelling high grade answers and practising them together via all four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Most of the lesson will be in the foreign language and tailored to a personalised aspirational target grade. My approach to tutoring is to model, drill and practise any weaknesses (such as grammar, speaking or exam techniques for example) and turn them into strengths.
I provide past papers and practice questions and I believe that feedback is vital. One to one tutoring makes an enormous difference and I teach with very high standards but always with enjoyment and passion at the heart of every lesson.
|Languages||English (British), French, German|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Wolverhampton||1993||Bachelors||BA in German and Euro Studies. 2:1|
|Exeter University||1996||PGCE||German and French|
|London Teaching Academy||2015||Professional||NPQSL|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|
|English (Foreign Language)|