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Lessons offered by Deborah
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Oral comprehension - French
  • Written comprehension -French
  • Written expression - French
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids
  • A Level

French lessons from beginner to A-Level. I am a university student studying French and was a teaching assistant in French-speaking Belgium until the schools closed there.

Methodology

I am a university student studying French. I was an English Assistant at a Belgian school from September until last week (schools closed due to Coronavirus so I came back to England) so I have some language teaching experience. I have also been a Maths tutor before. I will give French lessons to people of any age, from complete beginners to A-Level.


We will focus mostly on the areas that you feel you need to improve, either reading, writing, listening or speaking. However I aim to cover all four areas in each lesson. My lessons would be flexible and tailored to your specific needs and level of French.

I will give you vocabulary, and help you to think of similarities between the two languages and tricks to remember them. I will also explain grammar slowly and give examples of its usage to make sure you understand - the complexity of this will be suited to your level. In terms of reading skills I will set translation and comprehension tasks, which be based on the vocabulary looked at. The writing tasks will also be based on the key vocabulary and will vary depending on the level that you are at. In terms of speaking I am very happy for you to pick a topic and for us to just speak to each other for an hour, if that is where you feel you need to improve. Alternatively, we can create role plays based on the vocabulary learned that week. I am able to help you improve your accent and explain the differences in pronunciation between French and English words. For listening, we can look at youtubers, songs, news reports and more - all, of course will be tailored to your level of french. Depending on how long they are we will first listen without subtitles, and then with. As this is useful for picking up sounds in the language, and also matching the sounds to how they are spelled.

I am a patient and encouraging person and will go as quickly or as slowly as you want me to. When speaking french I will encourage you to try to explain the word that you are looking for in French, rather than just telling you the word (which of course I will do afterwards), as being able to work round gaps in language knowledge is very important.

Experience

During this academic year, as part of my year abroad at university, I have been a language assistant at a French-speaking school. The skills I picked up teaching English are transferable to teaching French. During my time in Belgium I learned a lot about the natural ways of talking French and honed my French skills.

I also French once a week for three years with a friend who had lived in France for a while. This was good experience in terms of giving me a good accent and conversational skills, and I feel that I am able to use my experience in this to provide a good standard of tutoring.

I have been tutoring people since 2015, this has however been in Maths and English, not French. I am now at a level where a feel that I am confident I will be able to teach French to a good degree.

Last year I tutored two girls in Maths. I was patient and encouraging and taught them a lot, their level in maths improved massively over this period.

In 2015-16, when I was in year 12, I tutored two year 11 students for their Maths GCSEs through my school. I worked through the test papers the school provided with them, but also made up my own questions and wrote explanation sheets in the topics that they were struggling most on. They both got Bs, much better than their target grades.

In 2017, I worked for Kumon. I tutored children between 4-16 in varying difficulties of Maths and English. I helped them work through the sheets that they were given, patiently explained things that they did not understand, and tried to ask questions which would allow them to find the right answers by themselves.

This is the experience I have in tutoring/teaching. All other experience in schools with children/teenagers, and in other jobs can be found on my CV below.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £16/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £70
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £130
Lessons offered by Deborah
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Oral comprehension - French
  • Written comprehension -French
  • Written expression - French
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids
  • A Level

Deborah's CV

Personal Profile
I am a university student, studying French and History. Due to losing my job as an English language assistant in Belgium I am looking for tutoring work. I am an independent and mature individual. Through my work I have gained confidence and demonstrated responsibility, reliability, leadership and communication. I am conscientious and I enjoy helping others. I am driven to complete a task to the best of my ability.

Education

University degree - not yet completed. I have received an average of a 1st in exams and coursework so far and am on track to receive a 1st.

A Levels, September 2015 – June 2017
Maths: A*
French, History, EPQ: A
A/S Level Psychology: C

GCSEs, September 2010 – June 2015
French, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, History, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, English, English Lit: A*
Biology: A,
Art: B

Work Experience

English Language Assistant, School in Belgium. September 2019 - March 2020
As part of my job I would assist teachers in giving lessons to children. I would usually run part of the lesson or work with small groups or individuals. We usually worked on listening and speaking together, as well as correcting written work. When they made mistakes, wherever possible I didn't just say it was wrong, but I explained to them why it was wrong.

Maths Tutor - October 2018 - June 2019
I worked with two sisters for most of the academic year. I pushed them to work at the best of their abilities while also being kind and friendly. The sisters gave me a card at the end of the year, the oldest said that I was the best tutor she'd ever had (and she'd had a lot).


Kumon (Watford), April – September 2017
Every Monday afternoon I tutored groups of up to five children of all ages in Maths and English, helping them to understand their tasks, encouraging them when correcting mistakes to ensure they view learning as a positive process, and explaining new concepts.

GCSE Maths Tutoring, September 2015 – May 2016
Every Tuesday lunchtime I tutored two year 11 students for their maths GCSEs. I helped them work through the assigned test papers, and asked questions that helped them work answers out by themselves, instead of just telling them the answers. I also created my own worksheets to help in problem areas.

Maple Cross JMI School, July 2016 and July 2017
One week work experience in 2016 and six days in 2017. My duties included helping the teacher to set up for lessons, marking work, helping children with their work, supervising play during afternoon break, hearing children read, and supervising baking.

Messy Breakfast, St Mark’s Church, 2013 – September 2017
One Saturday a month I supervised the art table, helping young children to do arts and crafts, and worked with the other volunteers to tidy activities away afterwards.

Sixth Form Community Service, September 2015 – May 2017
Once a week I visited Little Reddings Primary School to hear Year 3 children read. I encouraged them to sound out difficult words and discussed the book with them to ensure they understood what they read.

Oxfam, The Parade, Watford, July 2015 – February 2016
On Wednesday mornings in the holidays I would sort children’s books. This included taking the books that had been out a while off the shelves and bagging them up to send them on to other Oxfam stores. I also reorganised the shelves and sorted through books to decide which ones were suitable to be sold, priced them, and put them out on shelves. Though not specifically part of my role, I occasionally dealt with customer queries.

Maple Cross JMI School, May 2014
Two day work experience. During this time, I did junior office work and stock checking of school uniform. I also improved a database of the uniform stock and records of sales and created statistics from this to decide how much needed to be ordered.


References available upon request

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