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English and French Lessons in Lewisham

▪I am highly motivated, methodical, and organised individual with excellent communication and pedagogical skills, and a proven track record in education. I have a full and current Enhanced DBS.

▪My specialist subjects are English (Primary, GCSE and EFL), French (up to A Level included), Geography (up to GCSE included), Business Studies (ditto), and History (up to A Level included). I have a Master's degree in history and a Bachelor's degree in English (English-French translation). I have the C-TEFLA (Certificate – Teaching of English as a Foreign Language or EFL, International House, London, on behalf of University of Cambridge, 1992).

Tutoring Experience

Teaching English – Primary, Special Needs (dyslexia), GCSE and EFL – to students (one on one) on a part-time and freelance basis; also taught Geography and Business Studies up to GCSE included as well as History and French up to A Level included.

Currently working across South-East London (Lee, Catford, Blackheath, Eltham, Bromley, Bexleyheath...) for various tuition agencies; I also have various private students.

I am preparing pupils for the 7+, the 11+, GCSE and A Level; I am familiar with various exam boards in Greater London. Classes are in the afternoon and evening, 6 days a week.

Tutoring Approach

First of all, it is important to listen to what the student/pupil has to say about their experience of school/education and what his (or her) needs are in terms of learning, acquiring knowledge, and so on. This makes it possible to decide on the best plan of action in order to improve outcomes. The appropriate material and pedagogical approach should be chosen accordingly.

Second, the lesson should be interactive and involve active participation on the part of the student/ pupil as part of the learning process.

Third, homework may be set, depending on the situation, in which case proper follow-up is required (to check what needed to be done was done, and skills as well as knowledge are being acquired in appropriate manner).

Fourth, as the tuition progresses, ongoing assessment is required, to adjust course content, exercises, etc.

It is important to liaise with the parents for younger students and make sure the tuition also meets their expectations. Ultimately, the aim of the tuition should be to build up the self-confidence of the student/pupil and to teach him (or her) the right methodology, so that he (or she) may be able to proceed with the learning process in an autonomous and effective way.

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


International House London1992ProfessionalRSA Certificate in TEFL
Sorbonne University - Paris1987BachelorsBA In Business/Translation (Eng/Frch)
Sorbonne University - Paris1983MastersMA in History (Modern)
Sorbonne University - Paris1979BachelorsBA in History (all periods)
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