Information About Vivienne - Fleet tutor - (4 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Vivienne:
English (Foreign Language)
I have taught English for over 20 years and gained a lot of experience along the way. At the moment i am helping a lot of children prepare for the new style English GCSE. I have two teenage children a golden retriever and a very fat cat called Fluffy. I have lived in quite a few different countries and have lots of experience teaching different nationalities.
I work part time for a leading airline as cabin crew.
I love travel, and I love volunteering - , I often go to help children in Nairobi. Any spare time I have I can be found walking my dog and taking my children to swimming, gokarting, dancing, music lessons etc etc.
I have taught English for 24 years in Japan, Russia, Singapore, London and Italy. I have taught students from aged 3 to over 80 years old!!
I teach up to GCSE English and have knowledge of poetry, Macbeth, Lord of the Flies, Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Christmas Carol. For students whose first language is not English, I teach conversation English, Business English, English for exams and job interviews and children's English. I teach all levels from complete Beginners to advanced levels. I have lots of games and like to make my lessons fun!!! I have a lot of resources that I have gathered over the years and I know the best materials to use to help the lesson go really well. I gained the top grade in my teaching qualification, only attainable by 1% of teachers!! I have won a lot of Best Teacher awards too.
For me teaching is a passion as well as a job. I treat every student as an individual and adapt my lessons to suit my students' learning styles and requirements. I have a gentle approach which is intuitive and student based. I have two bi lingual children and so I know the challenges and joys of language learning.
Additional Languages: Italian, Japanese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Hammersmith college (1999) - Celta (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Southampton (1986) - Bsc hons (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Archie is very happy to have his tutorials with Vivienne , he has found them very useful and informative .
She has a very serene n approachable personality which made it really easy for me to confide in her , my fears about "English " as a foreign language .
In first class itself she understood that my problem was not knowing the language but lack of confidence in speaking it .
She tried to boost my confidence in all the three classes I took
She herself suggested in the third lesson that I should join some book club so as to gain confidence rather than to come to her as that would help me more .
She guided me correctly not thinking of money she could have easily made by having more lessons with me . That's what I found really commendable , that for Vivienne it's not just about money
It's more about guiding the tutee in the right direction.
I would highly recommend her as a tutor as she is professional and at the same time very very understanding , patient and righteous in her approach .