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French

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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Secondary £30.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£22.50
Casual Learner £30.00£22.50

German

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£22.50
Casual Learner £30.00£22.50

English (Foreign Language)

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Secondary £30.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£22.50
Casual Learner £30.00£22.50

Study Skills

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£22.50
University £30.00£22.50
Casual Learner £30.00£22.50

Personal Description:

I have a Masters in French from Oxford (Distinction), and a Double First-Class BA from Trinity College, Cambridge in German and French (Modern and Medieval Languages). I have also spent a year studying at France's most prestigious university, the École normale supérieure in Paris.

I am currently preparing to study a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and can help improve students' confidence and resilience, as well as their exam performance, with my unique combination of empathy, psychological insight, and proven academic excellence.

I was awarded a rare full scholarship to study for my Masters at Oxford (the Hertford College - Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages Scholarship), and later won a prize for my exceptional performance in the degree. My final-year dissertation at Cambridge was awarded the highest mark in the paper (module) across my cohort. In my second-year examinations I was ranked 14th out of over 160 students. In my final year I was awarded the Mathison Prize for being 'an exemplary student'; I was also elected to both a Senior and Junior Scholarship in view of my exam performance. In 2014 I held a Summer Research Studentship, which supported my work as research assistant to Dr Jean Khalfa on his book 'Frantz Fanon: Écrits sur l'aliénation et la liberté'.

At school, I received four A*s at A-Level (in Latin, Spanish, French, and German), and have 12 A*s at GCSE, including in Mandarin Chinese. I was also awarded an A* for my Extended Project Qualification, and A grades in AS-Level Critical Thinking and General Studies.

In preparation for a career as a Clinical Psychologist, I am currently volunteering with two social care charities, which I find immensely rewarding. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and have undergone extensive training with these organisations, including full safeguarding training.

In my free time I enjoy yoga, meditation, cycling, and visiting museums and galleries. I am a keen amateur photographer and like to read contemporary and world fiction and French literature. In addition to French and German, I also speak proficient Spanish, basic Portuguese and Italian, and beginners' Mandarin.

Tutoring Experience:

Recently I have worked with a charity offering educational mentoring sessions to secondary school pupils. I worked with several students on a weekly basis to help them develop study skills and overcome the emotional and psychological blocks that were preventing them from reaching their full potential at school. As well as experience helping students learn to self-motivate and manage their own time, I have also offered more traditional forms of tutoring, working with several GCSE pupils on French, German, and Latin. Additionally I have worked in two German primary schools, where I taught classes in both English and German.

Tutoring Approach:

I bring my broad and rigorous Oxbridge education to my tutoring work, encouraging students to think for themselves, and to be open to a variety of possible meanings and solutions, rather than fast-tracking to one correct answer. Whether it is a question of a complex grammar point or an in-depth literary analysis, I believe that all students can reach their full potential when they receive tailored teaching that strikes the right balance between challenge and comfort. This balance is different for every student, and I am quick to gauge emotional factors that may be blocking a student's learning, and support them in overcoming these.

I focus on building students' confidence, fluency, and enjoyment of communication in a language, at the same time as ensuring that they gain a rigorous grasp of its grammatical structure. I am very friendly, empathetic, and in-tune with others, so I quickly develop a trusting relationship in which students feel able to make the mistakes that are necessary for improvement.

I can also provide advice on university applications and interviews, in addition to language tutoring and help with study skills.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, German, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Hertford College, University of Oxford (2017) - Distinction, MSt Modern Languages (French) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2016) - 1st Class, BA Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • CCHS (2012) - A-Levels: 4 A*s; AS-Levels: 6 As; EPQ: A* (School) (✔ On File)
  • CCHS (2010) - GCSEs: 12 A*s, including Mandarin Chinese (School) (✔ On File)

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