I like to create a space in which it is okay to make mistakes! This is extremely important for making a student comfortable. For younger learners, who perhaps do not do languages at school, I will use games, songs and other activities in order to keep interest high.
I previously tutored a student for two years in GCSE French and he came away with an A*. We worked a lot on increasing fluency of conversation, improving general confidence, and learning grammar in a way that made more sense to him. The real advantage of tutoring is that I can find the approach that best suits the student.
I am a Modern Foreign Languages graduate with a CELTA qualification (teaching English as a Foreign Language). I am currently completing a diploma in Montessori Pedagogy which is enabling me to pursue my passion for education.
I have always had a love of languages and I look forward to being able to pass this onto others, as I know language learning can be seen as a particularly difficult subject.
I am happy to teach any age, though I have a lot of experience with children from 3-16 as I have worked as a nanny, tutor, and manager at a children's camp for the past 6 years.
A cancellation with less that 48 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
Live-in Nanny/PA (2017-2018)
Working for a family with three children (10,13,15).
Assisting with homework, creating revision timetables, and supporting exam revision
Cooking healthy meals from scratch and finding new recipes
Personal assistant tasks (such as ordering products, recording household expenses, organising household services)
Camp Manager, Supercamps (2014-2016)
Manager of a day camp for children aged between 4 and 14 years old during the school holidays.
Safeguarding all the children attending (up to 70 a day)
Lead first aider on site
Supervising the other members of staff
Au Pair (2016)
Au pair in France for a bilingual family.
Caring for three children (3, 7, 9) and speaking to them exclusively in English to encourage their development
Choosing activities to maximise full language immersion
Helping with homework in both English and French
Cover Supervisor (2015-2016)
Supervising classes when teachers are absent in a secondary school.
Behaviour management of pupils
Teaching my own dance and drama classes following lesson plans and supporting a tutor group
Assisting in language classes
During my university studies, I worked part time for three families. The children were aged between 3 and 11.
Assisting with reading, maths, and handwriting practice
Coming up with activity ideas that were both fun and educational
Looking for extra-curricular activities for my charges
2017- Currently studying a Level 4 Diploma in Montessori 18 Pedagogy (EYE)
2016 CELTA certificate
2015 BA Hons 2:1 (Open Degree programme, Open University)
2012 Certificate of Higher Education in French and Italian (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Sophie was a fantastic part of my team when she worked for Super Camps, Sophie is very reliable and particularly passionate about focussing on the individual needs of children and young people in her care to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential whilst having a positive experience. I have no doubt that Sophie is a well prepared tutor who is able to make learning both fun, inclusive and informative.
Sophie worked as a Camp Manager for me at Super Camps. She always had such an amazing relationship with all of the children within her care. Made sure to ensure the needs of all the children were exceeded and would go above and beyond to make sure the children were well looked after, enjoyed their time and developed during their time. Couldn’t recommend Sophie enough!
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