Finding out an individual's strengths and goals and taking it from there. I listen to what my students want - if they prefer conversation, they get conversation laced with corrections to help them … I'll type up the corrections so they can also look at them later. If they want a grammar lesson, that's what they get, etc.
I cater to the student's wishes but normally I systematically build up knowledge of the language by doing several exercises, usually on Skype, which help build vocabulary, practise and learn grammar and verbs, and practise pronunciation. I also post exercises for the student to do between classes if they wish to, so they can have that corrected at the next lesson and ask any questions they may have.
I have 28 years experience of teaching French and Spanish in secondary schools in Scotland, as well as in primary six and seven. I also have six years experience teaching English as a Foreign Language. I have taught ten year olds up to adults and am flexible in my teaching style, depending on the student.
The price increases by £3 if I have to travel - max ten miles.
If a student wishes me to set them a homework task, other than just me telling them during the lesson to do such and such, then the lesson will end after 50 minutes to allow me time to research/create and upload a homework task specifically for them. (realistically this will take more than 10 mins but if homework is your thing, I'm happy to do it!)
Perfect! Debbie is a really great tutor. She made the lesson fun and interesting and I learned loads. She gives clear explanations all the way through the lesson. Top Mark's.
He learned quickly and was good at asking for help
Perfect! A tutor who makes use of the entire lesson time. She identifies my difficulties quickly and pushes me outside of my comfort zone. I learned more in 1 week working with Debbie than I have in 2 months of self-study.
willing to work hard to get where he wants to go
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