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Languages are my life! I am very passionate about all things French and teaching French and Spanish is my raison d'etre. I work in Inverclyde and have done for the past 17 years. I am enthusiastic and young at heart and consider myself extremely responsive to each individual's study needs. I completed an additional teaching qualification in Spanish 9 years ago which has been both a pleasure and a challenge. I live in the West End of Glasgow and enjoy holidaying in France and Spanish-speaking countries. My pupils at school would probably describe me as firm but fair!

Tutoring Experience

I graduated in 1999 from Strathclyde University and have been teaching French ever since. I have taught all levels from Primary 6 - S6. This is my ninth year teaching Advanced Higher French and I have taught Higher French for 18 years. I also mark National 5 papers for the SQA. I am always extremely proud of the certificated results I achieve. I have taught N5 Spanish for 3 years and Higher Spanish for 2 years. I am also a verifier for the SQA for N5 and Higher Spanish. I taught in several schools in Glasgow before I got my permanent contract in Inverclyde. To date, I have already successfully tutored many students and I enjoy the opportunity to get to know my students on a one-to-one basis and watching their progress.

Tutoring Approach

I have a wealth of resources at my fingertips and would be happy to provide extra materials for my tutee. I would expect learning or written/reading homework to be done on a weekly basis and we would go over it during the lesson. Exam techniques will be discussed and practised as well as vocabulary learning, activities to learn and test verbs and practice in all 4 skill areas of modern languages: reading, listening, speaking and writing. I am happy for my tutee to bring any school homework they need to complete and I can check over work undertaken at home.

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


Strahclyde University2012OtherAdditional Teaching Qualification - Spanish
Strathclyde University1999PGCEFrench Secondary
Glasgow University1998Masters2:2 French Honours
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