I graduated in BA German (2:1) in 1989 and after working in international business for several years I retrained to become a German teacher at Cambridge University. I have over 20 years experience teaching German both privately and in state schools, (most recently at a highly selective girls' grammar school ). My students have achieved outstanding results with an impressive Value Added. Since becoming self-employed, I have been an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and an Examiner for the New GCSE German oral (first exam 2018). I have tutored for this new exam helping students to achieve the highest possible Grade 9.

Tutoring Experience

09.94 - 03.98 St. Martin's School Brentwood. Teacher of German and French.
03.98 - 07.01 Supply Teaching in Chelmsford and Private Tuition (GCSE, A Level and Business German).
08.01 - 08.16 Chelmsford County High School for Girls Teacher of German. Outstanding results at GCSE, A Level and IB.
09.16 - present Personal German Tutor and Associate German Lecturer at ARU; GCSE German oral Examiner.

Tutoring Approach

I adopt a personalised approach according to my students needs. I can build students' confidence with grammar and written German as well as preparing them for the GCSE, A Level or IB examinations. I am very competent at preparing students for the oral examination and will focus on whatever aspect of German my student wants.

For casual learners I prepare a tailor-made course.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, German
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Homerton College, Cambridge1994PGCEPGCE
Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford1990ProfessionalEuropean Business Management and Information Systems
University of Wales, College of Cardiff1989BachelorsBA 2:1
The Barclay School, Stevenage1985School8 O Levels and 3 A Levels in German, French and English

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