I am retired and worked in mainstream, special needs education and as a private tutor. I'm qualified to English and Dutch in the UK and Holland. I have taught a variety of students. I still teach because I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Maths Upper KS 2, Dutch as a Foreign Language, English KS2/3 and English as a Foreign Language.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have English teaching Qualifications (B.Ed honours) as well as the TEFL qualification.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £30 per hour for individual lessons.Travelling expenses would be added where appropriate. Short courses could be available too.
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at home, but am also willing to travel during daytime, but would need to charge travel expenses.
- When are you available?
Most days or evenings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have taught English to pupils of all ages. School age from 9 years old while English as a Foreign Language was taught to students of all ages (from 7 to 65 years old).
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
To be discussed with students .
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I look forward to meeting you and to discuss your needs for private lessons. My aim is and always has been to provide comfortable and safe teaching surroundings with a personal education plan which has been put together after thorough discussions between the prospective student (and where appropriate their parents) and myself.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught English at Middle School age and lower Upper school age for about 15 years. A few years ago I moved abroad where I taught English at a Grammar School and at the language centre of Wageningen University. At this university English was the main language as most students at this university came from countries other than the Netherlands. I also trained teachers to teach English to their pupils. In addition, I have experience in translating Dutch into English and when working with University students and Lecturers I have edited their work/ theses and policies.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained to be a teacher in England and gained Bachelor status. My TEFL course was an internet based training programme and included teaching English as a Foreign Language to young children, businesses and small as well as large groups. I have done a variety of County Inset Courses to keep me update with the requirements in English teaching.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
At the moment I'm teaching English and Maths to pupils at KS 1, 2 and 3. I teach foreign students who want to improve their English: a German student and a Japanese student. I also teach Dutch to members of staff of an Anglo-Dutch firm, a doctor who wants to work in the Netherlands and someone who works for a Web Design Company. We concentrate on all aspect of the English and Dutch language such as grammar, pronunciation, idioms, general vocabulary, but also cultural aspects of each country. Speaking the language is a major and essential part of each lesson.
My daughter has made good progress since she started her lessons with you.
My son has an exceptional school report. His teachers are very pleased with him at school. All this improvement since starting lessons with you. Thank you so much.
My son has really enjoyed his sessions with you. He seems much more motivated now. I just wanted to say thank you.
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