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English (Foreign Language)
I specialise in tutoring English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning for 7+ and 8+ exams and English for 11+ and 13+ exams. I am uniquely positioned to help these age groups since I have taught in both primary and secondary schools.
I have taught children and adults individually, in groups and classrooms for over 40 years. My mother is Austrian and used to be a teacher and my father was British. I have two grown-up children who live and work in London.
In June 2017 I became a volunteer tutor with a small local charity that offers English as an additional language lessons to isolated people from all over the world.
My teaching career has ranged from English as a Second Language to Primary Maths and English, A level German and Italian conversation. As a language graduate with a postgraduate teaching certificate, from 1973 I led the German Departments at The Royal Naval School, Haslemere, Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston on Thames, St. Bernard's Grammar School, Slough. I also taught French in Year 7 and 8. I am qualified to teach English as a Second Language, which I taught for five years to 10 to 19 year-olds at a grammar school in Vienna as well as adult evening classes. In Italy I taught ESL from 1987-1999 from nursery school to university level. In the UK I taught literacy and numeracy in primary schools from 2001-2011.
Since 2008 I have successfully prepared 10-year-olds for Grammar School and Common Entrance exams in Cheltenham ( Pates Grammar and Cheltenham College), Gloucester (The King's School and the Crypt Grammar School ) and Cornwall (Truro Girls' High).Two students were awarded academic scholarships. Recently, I successfully coached two students in English for 13+ entry to Bedford School and Radnor House, Twickenham.
I have successfully tutored for 8+ entry to St.Paul's, Westminster Under, King's College School and Sussex House. I tutored one student for entry to Eton School and he has been accepted for entry at age 13 in September 2018. In 2016/2017 I successfully tutored a student who was offered a place at 7+ level at King's College School, St.Paul's, Westminster Under and Latymer School. Another student has been offered a place at Latymer and two students have gained places to years 3 and 6 for September 2017 at Wetherby School. In the 2018 7+ exams one student has been offered a place at Wetherby School and Westminster Cathedral Choir School. Another boy was called to interview at St.Paul's. In the January 2018 11+ exams one student gained, and accepted , a place at Latymer Upper School and was also offered a place at Kew House. Another boy accepted a place at Hampton School.
I adapt my teaching to my students' needs. I believe in creating a friendly atmosphere and also believe in high standards. Students should challenge themselves and understand their strengths as well as their weaknesses. To this end, I frequently update my teaching resources and make sure they are tailor-made for the student.
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Additional Languages: French, German, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Inlingua Language School (2000) - Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Bristol (1974) - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Dept. of Education and Science (1973) - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (✔ On File)
- University of London (1972) - B.A. Honours German (French) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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