I'm a native German speaker (Swiss National) and have settled down in this country after completing a Diploma in Translation in German, English and French at Bradford College. After bringing up my family I qualified as a Teacher in Adult and Further Education at Salisbury College.
I feel that knowledge of another language is a valuable asset whether the knowledge is used to get by on holiday, pass school exams or immerse oneself in the culture or literature of another country.
I have experience teaching adults in a College setting up to GCSE level and private tutoring up to 'A' level. I have also taught informal groups of adult students.
I aim to get to know my students and make them feel comfortable in the shared learning environment. I offer a first free trial lesson in order to identify what the student is wishing to achieve and to formulate a plan and timetable in which to achieve their goal. This also enables both of us to decide whether we are a good match.
Whether you are studying for school exams or want to learn for pleasure, travel or business or just to brush up on your conversational skills, I am committed to helping you achieve your goal.
My job satisfaction comes from making your learning experience enjoyable as well as instructive and from seeing you succeed.
Having experienced learning languages as a natural and important part of education I am keen to share this approach and the confidence that comes with experiencing learning a foreign language as something pleasurable and achievable.
|Languages||German, English (British), French, Italian|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Bradford College||1977||College||Translation Diploma|
|Salisbury College||1988||College||Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate (City and Guilds)|