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Helen

Helen

I am an experienced, qualified foreign language teacher based in London SW20. Typically my students are based in South West London and Surrey but I also teach via Skype which enables those who live further away to have lessons with me.
After finishing my studies in French & German in Leeds, I then lived and worked in the French Alsace. I later took up Italian back here.
Since returning to the UK, I have worked in the commercial domain where the use of my languages has always been required. I started tutoring 14 years ago and now it is my focus.
I teach students of all ages at all levels of proficiency and also work in the business sector.
In addition I teach English to non-native English speakers so that they can become confident in speech and grammar.

Tutoring Experience

I have been tutoring in French, German and Italian for the last 15 years and my results are excellent - I have taught my students how to excel in their languages and I have given them confidence to 'fly alone' by reestablishing the basics and then building up.

Tutoring Approach

I carefully assess where my students have gaps in their knowledge and then build on them through grammar and vocabulary. I therefore give my students the building blocks to create their own sentences in writing and speech.
I work with their textbooks but also provide my own material to make lessons more interesting. I also use interactive material as well as focusing on past papers and oral exams to help gain confidence in the language.
I engage well with all my students and make the lessons enjoyable and less like an extension of school. My conversation classes with adults are always fast-paced and fun, and my students very quickly widen their vocabulary and gain confidence in the new language.

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

Qualifications

Leeds Polytechnic1981OtherModern Languages and Business Studies
Kingston University2008OtherPTLS eaching Adults

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