I enjoy teaching my native language, discovering ways to make the process interactive and fun, make students feel comfortable speaking and writing, prepared and confident for their exams.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
A-level and GCSE French as well as conversational French. Whatever you need to work on : conversation, writing, oral expression, listening, reading, grammar, translation...
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have completed my French school curriculum successfully then moved to the UK and completed an Art&Design Extended Btec Diploma (triple Distinction). I am currently studying a Furniture&Product design BA at Nottingham Trent University.
- How much do you charge?
I do not charge the first lesson as it is an opportunity to get to know each other and most importantly what are the student's needs, level and what methods suits her/ him best.
I usually charge £20/h live and £15/h online.
There are possibilities for discounts : £30/h for two students together and £30 for a 2 hour session.
If you need something more suited to your needs that is not listed do not hesitate to ask!
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at the student's home if he/she lives in Nottingham or would be happy to meet in a not too busy coffee shop.
- When are you available?
Monday to Friday evenings (might change)
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach GCSE and A-Levels students as well as adults who wish learn or practise French/ any level.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype with webcam is ideal
- Do you have a personal message for students?
As a native speaking French I have a lot to offer: culture and history, social and political knowledge about my country, good knowledge of literature, perfect pronunciation, a guaranty of the quality of the language.
As a student it is easier for my students and I to connect and therefore be motivated to learn. I also understand very well the difficulties of learning a new language.
I am very energetic and I will always do my best to help you and interest you. I like using different media (video, audio, texts...) and provide something my students can take away (book, songs, films...). I will concentrate on fulfilling your wishes and needs concerning my subject using creative and interactive ways of learning to make it feel natural and easy!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have regularly taught GCSE and an A-level students on one to one basis since january 2010 in preparation to their exams and conversation.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
For exams I found the best way to proceed is for the student to tell me his/her goal on the first meeting (eg grade B overall). After doing a few exercises we can discuss on the way to carry on depending on time constraints and level. Having a clear goal really helps and strangely enough takes the pressure off. I have worked with motivated and unmotivated students, but in the end they all achieved the grade they aimed for or more! Wether we were working on speaking, writing, understanding a text or an oral piece my students often impressed me by their learning capacities and speed! One to one can be a very good investment especially if the student feels overwhelmed in the classroom environment.
For conversation the best practice is... conversation! I usually bring vocabulary lists, book or film recommendations on one specific topic a session but very often we drift off, not a problem! We can also work in situ (actually going to a shop, museum, mall, train station, park) which is always fun and memorable.
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