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Edward
« Perfect! Gwen was positive and friendly but also professional in her approach... More »
E
Edward
« Perfect! Gwen was positive and friendly but also professional in her approach and spent much time discovering my needs in French in a relaxed and informal manner. I look forward to our first lesson greatly. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 3h
Lessons offered by Gwen
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Oral comprehension - French
  • Written comprehension -French
  • Written expression - French
  • Vocabulary - French
Levels
  • All Levels

Engaging French Tutor (and also mother and marketing director), Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

Methodology

My teaching methodology is engaging. I ensure I understand the goal each student is looking to achieve and look to make the sessions interesting for each individual. My main teaching method is the: Discovery Learning

Discovery learning is an approach to instruction that focuses on students’ personal experiences as the foundation for conceptual development. I provide students with the opportunities for experiences they need in the context of discovery. That is, allowing students to find the information for themselves by virtue of some activity I have provided. The students will then share a common experience that can develop as it relates to the concept under consideration. It’s new to them, of course, but it is all part of the strategy.

Discovery learning channels the natural inquisitiveness of the student ( some remains in adulthood) by providing structure to the experience without imposing unnecessary structure on the thinking.

Even with structured activities in the classroom, twenty students will experience the activity in twenty different ways. Because of that, for discovery learning to be pedagogically sound it must be accompanied by a structure that goes beyond the discovery phase of the exercise. Such a structure, or framework, is intended to clarify the experience in terms of the concept being taught.

These are the Four-Phase Learning Cycle
Introduction:
A question, challenge, or interesting event that captures the students’ curiosity.
Exploration:
The opportunity for students to manipulate materials, to explore, and to gather information.
Concept Development:
With a common experience to relate to, terminology is introduced and concepts developed in class discussion.
Application:
This could take the form of an enrichment activity, an opportunity to apply what has been learned, or a test to assess learning.
The students’ thinking will drive the lesson as I assess and accommodate the various perspectives that the students will have.

Background

I am an experienced Marketing professional who is a native French speaker. I have been offering French lessons for 20 years and have taught all age groups; from young children to adults ( Corporate and Individuals). I have a degree in Business Psychology.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180

Details

Rates vary depending on age groups. Typically a Primary school pupil would be charged £8/ 45 minutes; a Secondary School student would be charge £18/ hour and Corporate rates would be charged £25/ hour
+ additional costs apply for travels.
There is a 50% charge for a 48 hour cancellation and 100% charge for a 24 hour cancellation.

Lessons offered by Gwen
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Oral comprehension - French
  • Written comprehension -French
  • Written expression - French
  • Vocabulary - French
Levels
  • All Levels

Gwen 's CV

Education
Taxonomy of Educational Objectives; Lesson Plans- The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Sept 2000- June 2004
Westminster University (London – Marketing for Business Degree) Sept 99’ – Jun 01’
BA Hons (France); Psychology Degree (equivalent 2:1) Sep 94’ – Jun 97’
International Baccalaureate (10 x A levels)– Jul 94’

Work Experience
Private French teaching; 1/1 small groups from young children to adults (Corporate and Individual Clients)- 1999 to Present
Member of La Jolie Ronde 1999-2003

But also
Marketing Director, EMEA Head of Demand Generation, Tektronix (Fortive Group) Nov 14’- Present
Head of Marketing, CRU Events, Commodities Jan 09’ – Dec 14’
Vice President – Event Marketing, Lehman Brothers/ Barclays, Banking Feb 03’- Dec 08’

I have 2 children 5 and 12.


Reviews on Gwen
  • 5/5

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E
Edward

Perfect! Gwen was positive and friendly but also professional in her approach and spent much time discovering my needs in French in a relaxed and informal manner. I look forward to our first lesson greatly.

Gwen 's response

I have met Edward last weekend and he is an enthusiastic student with lots of potential. We will focus our energy and passion for the language to learn about Sport, Culture , Cooking and Politics.

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