I am an experienced tutor both face to face and online, with over 20 years tutoring experience and I offer friendly, well-structured lessons to students of all ages and all levels. I work with students to prepare them for specific exams, such as GCSE and A Level or for specific goals such as living abroad.
I specialise in KS3 and GCSE tuition and am able to help my students become more focused and motivated in their language studies, to reach their full potential and to achieve the highest possible grades as well as to meet the individual requirements of their specific exam boards.
As well as completing my university degree, I have lived in France and Spain in the past, where I learned to speak the languages fluently. I enjoy working with children of all ages and have 2 older children of my own. As a result, I have been able to establish an excellent rapport with all the children and young adults I teach.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
French KS3, KS4 and adult learners
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a BA (Hons) Degree from Liverpool University
- How much do you charge?
I charge £25 per hour for KS3, GCSE and for adult learners from beginner level upwards, for A level please enquire.
- Where do you teach?
I currently tutor online by Skype
- When are you available?
Weekday mornings/afternoons/evenings and Saturdays. Please contact me to discuss
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
French: All ages, and all levels from beginners upwards
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, AS/A Level
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I also offer online sessions via Skype
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I work with all my students to improve their fluency and to build their confidence in the subject. I also can help you prepare for specific goals, such as GCSEs and to be more motivated. I have a good working relationship with all my students and aim to make lessons both fun and productive.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked as a tutor both in the UK and abroad over the last 20 years and have worked in schools in the UK as a Teaching Assistant.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I completed my B.A. (Hons) degree in French and Psychology at Liverpool University.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students include: GCSE students (year 10), beginner adult learners
• BA Honours Degree
• I have an up to date DBS
Philippa has been a fantastic teacher to my son. He started Year 11 at a pretty poor level and was looking at a D or, at best, a C. With Philippa's support, in his mocks he was one point off an A, and he achieved an A in his GCSE (which wasn't very far off an A*!) By going back to basics, Philippa really helped my son get back on track and, even better, actually enjoy French for the first time!
Philippa is a very patient and methodical teacher. She makes learning enjoyable and fun whilst still being very productive. This is the first language I have learnt and at the age of 56 I am enjoying every minute, and this is totally down to Philippa. Whether you are leaning for the first time, underpinning your knowledge, or continuing from school, I would highly recommend Philippa for any level.
Philippa, a huge thank you for working and helping our son to realise his potential in preparation for his GCSE French exam. Your tuition, working in collaboration with parents, has made an absolute difference. Our son found your lessons very helpful and his achievement of grade A from his predicted grade D/E is a great achievement.
Philippa helped me with my coursework and to prepare for the exams for my GCSE. She was a great teacher and helped me improve my language skills and she also made me more confident with my speaking. I got an A* which I was both surprised and really happy about.
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