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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00

English

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00

French

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £25.00
Casual Learner £20.00

German

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Italian

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

English (Foreign Language)

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am a linguist and natural facilitator/confidence-builder from an educational background. I began teaching in 1999 and found it to be an ideal career for me, as I find it rewarding to help people develop their skills, and observe their progress. Teaching languages is particularly gratifying as you see learners enjoying their increased capacity to communicate and broaden their horizons.
I have a lot of experience with primary-aged pupils through my EFL work, and also as a TA supply in local primary schools.
My hobbies include music (esp singing/playing keyboard/guitar/tin whistle), modern languages, cycling, reading, writing (esp poetry) and countryside walks.

Tutoring Experience:

I began teaching in 1999 when I was asked to teach GCSE French to a group of excluded students in a private college. This was 'baptism in the fire' but I found it rewarding and went on to do a TEFL course and part 1 of a Cert Ed. I then moved to Italy to teach English at Inlingua for a year in order to gain more teaching hours. This was an extremely valuable experience as I taught all ages (from 3 - 70) and levels and learned new methods for teaching langauges. On my return to the UK I taught for several years in a private college in Oxford where I worked with over 40 nationalities. Since moving to Nottingham I have taught EFL to Muslim women at CRC, as well as literacy (at NTC), guitar, keyboard, German and French (via the Skills Exchange) and IT skills to older people. I am currently a home tutor in English and Maths for several children, a French tutor for a casual learner, and a primary supply teaching assistant via various agencies.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to put the learner in the driving seat as soon as possible, as I have seen the hands-on approach to be the most effective one. This builds confidence early on and increases enthusiasm for the subject. I like to use games where appropriate in order to make the process more relaxed, varied and enjoyable, and I take new concepts into new contexts in order to facilitate the transferal of learning. I feel I am particularly gifted in helping learners who lack confidence and/or academic experience.

Qualifications:

  • Stonebridge College (2015) - CACHE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Cambridge (2006) - CELTA (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Lancaster (1995) - French and Italian (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • SE Essex 6th Form College (1990) - French and German 'A' Levels (College) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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