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French and Spanish Teacher in Liverpool

I am a 52 year-old qualified and experienced MFL teacher, offering tuition in Spanish up to GCSE level and in French up to the end of Key Stage 3 (age 13-14). I have taught Languages for a total of 25 years and am familiar with both the old and the new GCSE syllabus. In addition, I have been Head of Languages for the last 3 years. I also have 3 children of my own who have all been through the process of attaining a GCSE in a Language, so I can see things from a parent's point of view as well.
I have always experienced a high level of success with my pupils and I continue to aim for excellent results for each and every one.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught both French and Spanish across the ability range in both Primary and Secondary sectors. I tutor pupils at both Foundation and Higher levels of GCSE. I have also delivered an NVQ course in Languages with Business, producing impressive results. When my own children were young, I ran classes for Primary school pupils from Y4 - Y6, sometimes as an after-school club and sometimes in my own home. These classes were conducted via a fun-based approach, taking into account the age group of the children.Other relevant experience includes delivering a Spanish Beginners class for adults and also an after-school 'Family Spanish' club.

Tutoring Approach

My aim is to firstly assess the needs of the pupil. Once this has been achieved, I would then identify a suitable methodology and access appropriate resources for the level, age and character of the pupil. To give examples, for a Primary school pupil I might deliver lessons through the medium of games and competitions whereas for a Y11 GCSE student I would concentrate on examination skills. Another pupil might just need help with understanding grammar, in which case I would focus on clear explanations of any areas of difficulty, followed by practice exercises to reinforce the learning. I have a wealth of materials to choose from, covering all levels of difficulty up to Higher level GCSE.
To conclude, I always strive to forge a supportive relationship with all my pupils, in order to increase their confidence levels which then leads to them performing to their best academically.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Spanish
AvailabilityWeekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


Liverpool University1989PGCEPass - to teach Spanish & French at Secondary level
Trinity & All Saints' College, Leeds1987BachelorsBA Hons II(i) in Spanish/Media Studies, with French as a Minor
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