Rachael is an experienced, enthusiastic Modern Foreign Languages teacher based in Putney. Her passion for languages was developed throughout her education and experiences abroad. Rachael is TEFL trained and has twice lived and worked in France, teaching English to both primary and secondary aged students as well as running classes for adult learners. Rachael spent three months immersed in the Spanish culture whilst developing her Spanish language skills.
In her free time Rachael enjoys photography, running, yoga, badminton and as much travel to new and exciting places as is possible!
Rachael's experience of teaching is extensive. It ranges from working one to one with A level students to teaching English to students aged between 6 to 22 years of age in France. Rachael has been a qualified Modern Foreign Languages secondary teacher for nine years, teaching French up to A level and Spanish to KS3 and has additionally held the post of Head of Languages in a school in Surrey.
Rachael has worked as a Specialist Leader in Education and Intervention teacher for an Academy Trust in Surrey. Her work involved coaching teachers in both Primary and Secondary schools to improve their teaching in terms of planning, behaviour management and ensuring their students progress. She also provided exam intervention by conducting the English iGCSE Speaking and Listening exams and MFL Speaking exams
Rachael has now stepped away from the classroom to focus her time on private tuition and is a PA for a tuition company too!
Rachael has been a private tutor on a one to one basis for the past seven years. She has tutored students from year 6 to 12 and has a sound understanding of a number of GCSE exam boards including AQA, Edexcel and Cambridge iGCSE. Rachael has also tutored for the Common Entrance exam.
Rachael adapts her approach to tutoring depending on the tutee and their style of learning. She knows its essential to develop a high level of trust with her tutees which she does with her patience and encouragement whilst building their self-confidence in the subject, which is often lacking but incredibly important in language learning. Rachael understands the great need for a solid understanding of the language's grammar as a foundation to build on and has perfected her approach to teaching this difficult aspect of language learning.
Rachael endeavors to make her lessons fun, focused and interactive. A variety of teaching methods and revision techniques are used and introduced in order to fulfill potential and achieve the highest possible results.
Rachael's students have consistently made progress through her tuition as it effectively compliments their school based learning.
|Languages||English (British), French, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Roehampton University||2009||PGCE||1 year PGCE|
|Roehampton University||2008||Bachelors||BA (Hons) French and Education Studies (1st class)|
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