My teaching method is to keep things as fun as possible. I strongly believe that young people will remain interested in a subject if they associate it with fun activities, therefore I approach my tutoring with fun activities as an end goal after each lesson. I also believe repetition is very important in language learning, so repetition of vocabulary and verb tenses is key to my lessons.
I am a French and Italian student at the University of Glasgow. I have one year of experience teaching French to primary school pupils and I have also spent time in Paris teaching English to young children so I have some experience in language teaching and am very keen to start tutoring!
MA French/Italian undergraduate in 4th year at the University of Glasgow
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2014 – Present University of Glasgow, MA French and Italian, 4th Year
Subsidiary subjects: History, Mandarin (Beginners)
Honours courses included: Italian Cinema, French Cinema, France 1940-1944: The Occupation and its Legacies, Women in Modern Italy
Skills: Developing communication skills through several presentations and oral exams; working as part of a group
September 2016 – June 2017 Study Exchange: Università di Bologna, Italy
Last year, I spent one year at the University of Bologna for my 3rd Year Abroad as part of my degree. I took courses in Italian literature, Italian language, French language and literature, French linguistics and the history of the Italian language.
I am a keen member of the Glasgow University Tennis Club and the Glasgow University French Society.
2008-2014 Castle Douglas High School, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
2013: Higher English (A), Higher French (A), Higher Art & Design (A), Higher Mathematics (B), Higher Chemistry (C)
2014: Higher History (A), Advanced Higher French (B), Advanced Higher English (C).
• I shadowed a class of 1st year French students twice a week, helping them with their work throughout class. I also helped once a week in a 1st year physics class.
• Volunteered to organise several events throughout my senior year, including junior dances, ceilidhs, sports days, and a ‘French Café’ day for younger pupils.
• Participated in Hockey Club and was the yearly school musical.
November – December 2017
Voluntary Translator – Per Mondo
I voluntarily undertook a 7,000 word translation from French-English for ‘Per Mondo’, a volunteer translation agency. The main aim of the company is to help non-profit organisations by translating texts free of charge. My translation was a text on Land Rental in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for the company ‘Mercy Corps’. The whole text was 18,000 so the job was a collaboration with two other people.
August 2013 – June 2014 – Castle Douglas Primary School
In my final year of Secondary School, I undertook work experience at my local primary school once a week. I taught basic French to a group of 9-11 year olds. We covered topics such as family relations, personal descriptions, hobbies and weather. This involved creating lesson plans and creating exercises and fun activities to do with the pupils. I also assisted in a class of 5-6 year olds once a week, helping them with their reading and writing skills.
November 2012 – Present
Kitchen Assistant – Street Lights Coffee House, Castle Douglas
• Prepare food and bake cakes on a daily basis
• Worked quickly and accurately under pressure
• Strong interpersonal skills; able to work efficiently as part of a team and able to interact well with customers
• Have effectively completed basic first aid and hygiene safety training
• Fully competent in use of Microsoft Office packages
• Advanced level of Italian
• Advanced level of French
• Beginners Spanish and Mandarin
• Swimming/Gym: twice weekly
• Baking (I have reached the second stage of interviews for the Great British Bake Off)
Ms Arabella Infantino Mrs Karen Bevan
University of Glasgow – Senior Advisor of Studies Owner
School of Modern Languages and Cultures Street Lights Coffee House
(concealed information) 187 King Street
University of Glasgow Castle Douglas
Glasgow DG7 1DZ
G12 8QQ 01(concealed information)
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