I'm originally from Matlock in Derbyshire but I now live in Binfield. I have two sons aged 14 & 11 at Shiplake College and Lambrook School. I have loved French and Spanish since my school days and decided to make a career out of it. I travel to either France or Spain (sometimes both!) every year. I enjoy meeting new people but more than anything I like to help them achieve their own language goals.
8 years as teacher of Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools, 2 years as Head of Spanish, 4 years as Head of Department (French & Spanish). Parent for 14 years. Private tutor to mature, casual learners and school students (all key stages) since Feb 2013.
I'm supportive, positive and learner-focused - lessons are tailored to your needs be they work, travel, exams or pleasure. I'm passionate about helping people fulfil their potential and unlocking talent by trying different teaching styles and varying resources to suit the learner. I love working one-to-one to build confidence and make quick progress. I'm respectful of students' money and time commitment to the subject and very aware of the importance for young people of making the grade. Lessons are well-structured and purposeful. I always begin with a recap of last time before moving on and encompass listening, speaking, reading and writing to ensure balance. Homework can be provided.
|Languages||English (British), French, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Birmingham||1994||Bachelors||French & Hispanic Studies|
|University of Cambridge||1995||PGCE||Modern Foreign Languages|
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