I am a very experienced teacher of French and more recently of English as a Foreign Language. I very much enjoy helping students to progress in their language learning at whatever level. One to one tuition is hugely rewarding as the program can be matched to individual needs and progress is very evident. I am married with three grown up children. I often tutor international students in EFL who come to live in my home.
I have taught students of all levels, ages and abilities for many years. I have experience in all the major qualifications and exam boards and understand the need to develop an individual's confidence in language learning. Tuttoring on a one to one basis is very rewarding as progress is very evident.
I like to use a variety of teaching methods in order to develop all the related language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with a focus on grammar practice as required. I use up to date authentic materials, covering a wide variety of topical subjects.
I assess every tutee in the first session, discuss requirements with them, and then draw up an agreed plan, depending on how much tuition is required, and for how long.
I am happy to mark work and even advise over the internet between sessions,
|Languages||English (British), French, German, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Sheffield Uni||1978||PGCE||Modern Languages|