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I am a widely travelled person and an experienced teacher of modern foreign languages. I believe that learning a different language is not simply about learning the language itself, but it also involves learning about the culture of the people who speak that language. As a result of my interest in language and culture, I enjoy travelling abroad with my family on a regular basis, so as to continually improve my own skills and awareness, and to appreciate other people's way of life. In my free time I enjoy going on outings with my family, as well as playing tennis, doing jogging, and going swimming.

Tutoring Experience

I have many years of experience in teaching languages to students in schools, as well as teaching adults of differing ages and levels of ability. I hold language qualifications from the United Kingdom as well as abroad, and I am currently a member of a successful Modern Foreign Languages team in a large secondary comprehensive school. In addition to my language teaching (French, German and Spanish), I also have experience of translation work in French and Portuguese.

Tutoring Approach

I find tutoring students to be very rewarding and I enjoy tailoring lessons to students' individual needs and priorities. While a firm and consistent approach is very important in tutoring, it is equally necessary to show flexibility and have a calm and encouraging manner so that students feel at ease, have the confidence to perform well and make good progress. When doing tuition, I am happy to either tutor people on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


University of London1995MastersLanguage and Literature in Education - Pass
London Borough of Barnet1995QTSLicensed Teacher Qualification - Pass
University of Zimbabwe1986BachelorsBA honours in French and Portuguese - 2:2
Institute of Commerce and Languages. Lausanne, Switzerland1980OtherCertificate in Commercial French and German

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