Emma

Emma

My name is Emma, I have two adult daughters. I love languages, exploring the world and getting to understand and know new cultures. I spent the last two years living and working in Panama, in Central America, enjoying getting to know new people and the Latin American culture. I have just completed a month volunteering in a school in Malawi, in a village with no running water or electricity. The experience has been incredible and a real eye opener. I enjoy healthy living, cooking and staying fit through Pilates, Yoga, swimming and walking. I am a sociable, out-going person and a good communicator.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught Languages since I passed my PGCE in 1996 in two secondary schools in England; one in Staines and one in Wimbledon and in one International all-through British school in Panama. I have taught students throughout KS3 and 4 German and Spanish (inc GCSE), as well as PSHE/Citizenship and Study skills. At KS5 I have taught Spanish and German A level. My students' results have always been to a high standard achieving their target grades. For the last 8 years of my teaching career in the UK I was a Head of Year, focussing on the pastoral care of 240 students; a role I enjoyed immensely as I was able to develop relationships with my students and their families. Whilst in Panama, I was Director of Studies and Senior Leader, developing the Teaching and learning within the school. During this time, I worked closely with the Primary team, developing my understanding of the Primary Curriculum and taught in a variety of year groups and a variety of subjects.

Tutoring Approach

I believe it is essential to get to know the tutee as quickly as possible to ensure my sessions can be focussed, interesting and that they promote a positive learning environment. I challenge my tutees to think for themselves and become independent learners and I have a growth mindset philosophy to learning- it is ok to make mistakes, through which we will learn more, and through effort and practice, you can be successful. I cater my sessions towards the needs of the individual and assess improvement and learning on an ongoing basis, changing my sessions where appropriate.

LanguagesEnglish (British), German, Spanish, French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Kingston University1996PGCEMFL Secondary
Kingston University1998QTSMFL Secondary
Thames Valley University1993BachelorsBA (Hons) Applie Language Studies

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Subjects taught
EnglishIn-personOnline
Primary£40£30
Secondary£40£30
GermanIn-personOnline
Primary£40£30
Secondary£40£30
GCSE£45£33.75
A-Level£45£33.75
University£50£37.50
Casual Learner£45£33.75
SpanishIn-personOnline
Primary£40£30
Secondary£40£30
GCSE£45£33.75
A-Level£45£33.75
University£50£37.50
Casual Learner£45£33.75
English (Foreign Language)In-personOnline
Primary£40£30
Secondary£40£30
GCSE£45£33.75
A-Level£45£33.75
University£50£37.50
Casual Learner£45£33.75
Study SkillsIn-personOnline
Secondary£40£30
GCSE£45£33.75
A-Level£45£33.75
University£45£33.75