Information About Frances - Norwich tutor - (29 reviews)
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English (Foreign Language)
I am a retired teacher. I taught modern languages for 35 years and was also the head of a successful sixth form for the five years before I retired. Having taught French at GCSE level and German to A level, I am very familiar with the current demands of the various exam boards. I have also been a senior oral moderator for GCSE German. I very much enjoy the company of young people and have two sons of my own who keep me well grounded! I have a property in France that I visit regularly, which keeps my French up-to-date. I have
friends in both France and Germany and frequently read books in both languages to maintain my own fluency. I have been doing private tutoring now for 8 years. As well as helping school students with exams I have also tutored many adults in both languages. My lessons are always carefully planned for the individual needs of each learner.
As mentioned, I have many years of teaching experience in schools and since retiring have taken on several private students for both French and German. I also have experience teaching English as a foreign language.
My main aim is to make sure the student understands! I am convinced that motivation will then start to blossom, where there may have been confusion or even failure before. After clarification then comes practice, practice, practice alongside helpful tips and memory aids.
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Additional Languages: Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Institute of Education London (1979) - M.A (Education) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Institute of Education London (1975) - PGCE (distinction) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- UCL (London) (1973) - 2.2 B.AGerman (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Brentwood High School (1969) - A level French (grade A) (School) (✘ Not On File)
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She has a good method and I belive that is very important when learning a language, I am just a begginer in german but I can feel improvements since I started my classes.
She inspired confidence, put my daughter at ease and worked thoroughly through AS material which helped my daughter achieve a great result at AS level.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Update: My daughter got an A in her French GCSE, a huge achievement for her!
Thank you once again and should Jordan wish to further his German studies, he would not hesitate in getting in touch.
Because of their very positive relationship, Lily is now hoping to do French A level, something that would have been unimaginable six months ago.
I have just been to a parents' evening with teachers who didn't know my daughter had been seeing a tutor and they remarked on how well she is now doing and how confident she has become in her German speaking. If you want to add my comment to your profile, I would highly recommend you to anyone else who wants to give themselves the best chance in their A level or to improve their confidence. (I'm sure my daughter would too but she's out at present!)
Your vast professional experience is evident from your thorough preparation and your ability to put tutees at ease while ensuring they make good progress. Thank you for your help, and best wishes,
Lesson are clear and well structured, with the objective of each plan established and lessons are tailored to my needs. Homework is also set.
I've been asked to send you some feedback by first tutors, if you need this to add something to your profile, the following applies.
'Frances provides excellent one to one tuition, really focussed to the individual.
Each building block of work provides the foundation for the next and practical goals are quick to achieve.
It really is a pleasure to learn'.
All the best