Tony

Tony

St. Austell Tutor

I have been teaching languages for over 25 years both throughout Cornwall and abroad. I love teaching and learning languages, and when not teaching I like traveling abroad, surfing or toiling in the garden! I am also a supporter of Swansea for my sins and spent 30 years training in the martial arts! Apart from teaching, I am also a life coach so I know how to get the best out of my students and I also write poetry!

Tutoring Experience

25 years teaching all levels and ages from nursery through to A level and adult learners. I have also taught English in France, Spain and Japan. I used to be as assistant headteacher and director of a Language College back in the day when secondary schools were pressurised into becoming specialist schools. Before that I was head of a very successful language department
which year upon year gained the best GCSE results in the county. Now I prefer to just teach languages and let others worry about the politics and administration!
I am also a GCSE languages' moderator which means I know exactly what students are required to do to perform well in exams.

Tutoring Approach

I like to ensure my students are at ease and feel comfortable with their surroundings. I usually put the emphasis on communication so that students soon become confident enough to have a go. Each lesson we go over the previous work and then build on what the student knows. I am very patient as each student will go at a different pace and this can vary greatly from lesson to lesson. I am friendly and always available outside lessons for extra help if necessary.
If a student has a particular skill (s)he wants to concentrate on or is learning the language for a particular reason eg holidaying or living abroad, the lessons will be tailored accordingly.

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

Qualifications

Bristol University1985PGCETeaching certificate
Southampton University1984BachelorsBA Degree French and Spanish

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Subjects taught
FrenchOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£15£12
Secondary£18£14.40
GCSE£20£16
A-Level£25£20
Casual Learner£20£16
SpanishOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£15£12
Secondary£18£14.40
GCSE£20£16
A-Level£25£20
Casual Learner£20£16
English (Foreign Language)One-to-oneOnline
Primary£15£12
Secondary£18£14.40
GCSE£20£16
A-Level£25£20
Casual Learner£20£16