Information About Ebony - Edinburgh tutor
I am currently studying my second degree at the University of Edinburgh as an international student (I'm Australian). Having completed a bachelor degree in French and Performance in Perth, I am ecstatic about now being in Scotland to study Social Policy and Spanish (I have the language bug!).
I do not have any formal tutoring experience, however I have been asked countless times by family, friends and university tutors to spend a few hours here and there tutoring in a range of subjects and disciplines (from primary school maths and English to dance and movement classes). Recently I spent three months in regional France staying with different host families, one of which asked me to tutor their sons in English - which was a fantastic and invaluable experience as it also improved my French further by helping me to understand French from their demographic, and in a 'classroom context'.
I take joy in teaching. I remember only too well what was most helpful to me in my French studies, and in what places the curriculum could have been stronger. I take the time to really help a student understand what they are learning, rather than simply learning correct answers that help them only pass tests. I also believe that some audio-visual material and interests in French culture (popular or classic; films, TV shows, theatre, politics, anything and everything) are endlessly beneficial to a student of French, or any foreign language. A combination of all these things is, I feel, most effective.
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- 2009: Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (French and Contemporary Performance), Edith Cowan Univesity, Australia.
- 2006: High school graduation and Tertiary Entrance Score (TES) of 84.5 (equivalent to A-Level exams)