Hi there! I am a fully qualified, GTCS registered teacher of French and Spanish and I have been teaching since 2005. I have lived and worked in France and Spain, as well as several other countries. I believe that travelling is a fantastic learning experience which is only enhanced with knowledge of the native language. Learning at least one foreign language is, in my view, an essential skill which opens many doors and offers a great deal of enjoyment.
I have been teaching now for twelve years in a very high-performing secondary school, near Glasgow. I have a great deal of experience in teaching and tutoring French and Spanish at all levels, including National 5 and Higher. I understand exactly what is required for success in all elements of each subject and I have a wealth of resources to support this. As well as focusing on how to pass the exam and developing the four language skills of Talking, Listening, Reading and Writing, I also want pupils/tutees to gain a firm grasp of grammar and broad range vocabulary, to allow them a working knowledge of the language which they can use on holidays or visits to the relevant country.
I have also worked closely with feeder primary schools and developed courses to help primary teachers deliver and implement the 1+2 approach to Modern Languages, as well as marking for the SQA.
I have a flexible but organised approach to tutoring. As well as covering that which is required for exam success, I tailor my lessons to suit each tutee's individual needs. My expertise and experience mean that I can easily adapt a lesson should this be required, but I understand the timescale and demands of both Nat 5 and Higher, therefore, I can plan for what lies ahead and judge how much time to spend on specific tasks. Previous tutees have found me to be reliable and friendly, and my aim is to build confidence in their ability.
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|University of Strathclyde||2001||Bachelors||French and Spanish|
|University of Strathclyde||2005||PGCE||French and Spanish|
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