Claudia

Hove Tutor

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.

Tutoring Experience

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)

Tutoring Approach

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.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, German
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Wolverhampton1993BachelorsBA in German and Euro Studies. 2:1
Exeter University 1996PGCEGerman and French
London Teaching Academy2015ProfessionalNPQSL

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Subjects taught
English
Primary£20
Secondary£25
French
Primary£20
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
German
Primary£20
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
English (Foreign Language)
Primary£20
Secondary£25
GCSE£25