When you take lessons with me, you have access to a wide range of material for all language skills and a very flexible teacher with an ability to work under time pressure if needed to prepare you for an exam.
Whatever your goal is, I will give you plenty of opportunities to practice your spoken skills and don't worry about being shy or uncomfortable... My students say that it is very pleasant to work with me and they find the lessons fun whilst making steady and noticeable progress within the first lesson :)
I really love teaching and helping people who want to learn "and it shows" said one of my students... My classes are a mix of conversation, progressive, crisp and clear explanations of the grammar, and tools to expand your knowledge of the French language.
At the end of each lesson, you will receive notes from the interactive whiteboard that we use during lesson time + the new vocabulary that came up during the lesson.
If you are an adult learner and wish to practice French in between lessons, you will also receive consistent homework after each lesson where, typically, you can focus on a formal written task in order to practice the grammar and the new vocabulary as well as an online listening exercise using an extract of a French speaking TV programme.
I have taught for six years in the classroom from 2013 to 2018 and I have been focusing on my online teaching activity in the last 8 months (Feb. 2021) working with 43 students during this time. In school, I taught at GCSE and A-level and therefore I also have a good knowledge of the UK exam boards with creative strategies to suit your specific needs in all four language skills.
If you are preparing for the DELF or DALF, this is also an area of expertise that I am currently developing, supported by my professional experience in the very exam-driven British system of education.
My rates will vary according to the distance travelled.
Please let me know of any cancellation 24hrs ahead in order not to be charged.
Independent, online | Feb. 2021 - present
-Assess the student's level and create a tailored study plan
-Consistently plan individual lessons and homework
-Consistently research and update knowledge of teaching and learning methods as well as news and cultural trends of the French speaking world
-Keep a clear and respectful communication with parents or adult students on a weekly basis
-Keep parents updated with their child's progress on a weekly basis
Coordinator - Isha France Communication Team
Isha Foundation | 2018-present
- Research and gather pitches to build up a strategy for contacting the press and organisations
- Discuss strategies and ideas within the main team as well as the regional team
- Nurture team members, follow up with their tasks, initiate projects with new ideas
- Host online meetings with multiple participants
Teacher of French
Goffs Academy (now Goffs-Churchgate)| 2013-2018
- Developed and implemented strategies in order to support students’ creativity on speaking and writing in a foreign language.
- Created resources to structure activities and assess learning in line with the constantly evolving field of language learning.
Level 3 Certificate in counselling skills for working with children
Place2be and the UCL | 2016
PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages
University of Leicester | 2013
Master 1 in French as a foreign language
Université de Grenoble 3 | 2011
BA in English language and literature
Université de Lille 3 | 2009
Sarra is a wonderful tutor, patient, calm and a strong command of the language. She is kind and warm and works seamlessly with all age groups. Her creative methods of engaging a child is definitely highly recommended.
Sarra est une super personne avant d'être une super prof.
Quelqu'un comme on en fait peu.
Elle se donne à 2000% pour ses élèves, consciencieuse, professionnelle, pédagogue, didactique. En court : TOP !
Sara is very gentle in her approach and always makes sure to work on your pace without adding any extra pressure. She is lovely and patient as a person and always prepared to answer any questions. I definitely recommend Sara for a tutor.
Sarra is a very loving and caring person. That shows in her style of teaching. She is there as a guide but also gives the student space to explore and make mistakes themselves to learn, whilst being there to support if needed.
A bit different approach from traditional methods, but seems more effective, emotive and empathetic.
It feels more like being with a friend than a teacher.
Sarra is an outstanding tutor. Her lessons are effective, fun and I always come away feeling I've progressed. Love the joyful atmosphere she creates, and her calm and positive approach. Would highly recommend!
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