Lessons tailored to meet individual needs of student. Aim to engage student in learning early on so they may gain confidence to progress to become more active learners. Have wide range of my own materials / worksheets / textbooks and access to material via internet. Students will be given opportunities in listening and reading comprehension and speaking and writing with extension tasks set for homework if desired.
30 years' successful secondary school classroom experience mainly to GCSE and GCE A level. German, French and Spanish and Russian ab initio. Groups of 30 , children, adults and individuals. Students have achieved high grades and have benefitted from my input and encouragement.
Travel expenses charged if beyond 10 k radius.
1985 – 6 University of Birmingham PGCE (German)
1980 – 84. Ealing College of Higher Education, London.
BA (Hons.2:2) Applied Languages. (German and Russian)
1972 – 79. St. Philip’s Grammar School / Sixth Form College Birmingham
GCE O levels: Maths, English, Biology, Art, French, German, and Spanish.
GCE A levels: German (A), French (B), Spanish (B), and General Studies (D).
S level German ( 2 )
I am a well motivated and reliable individual who is adaptable to change. I am keen to take on new roles and enjoy meeting challenges. I like working with people and am able to display good communication skills.
I have an excellent knowledge in all aspects of French, German, Spanish and Russian. This embraces literacy and fluency in spoken communication.
I have taught children languages across a range of abilities and abilities up to A level standard. I have also taught adults at night school and English to adults at the Berufsförderungswerk Sachsen Anhalt.
Interpreter / translator:
I have worked as a translator for a publishing company and have worked for West Midlands Police as a translator / interpreter.
Excellent communicator both verbally and through writing.
Accomplished administrator who is very comfortable with paperwork.
I have very good organisational skills and have demonstrated, through teaching, that I am able to organise myself and others.
Information Technology :
Experienced in the use of databases, internet, DTP, PowerPoint, IWB.
In all teaching posts in senior schools I have taught modern languages – French , German and Spanish. In addition I have been a form tutor, taught in primary schools and taught children with special educational needs.
IN – SERVICE TRAINING
* Child Protection Awareness / Safeguarding and Prevent
* Leadership Course – Middle Management ( Catholic Partnership )
* ICT – New CLAIT. Use of the interactive whiteboard.
* GCSE Modern Language Speaking Test Assessment and Moderation
* Examiner for NEAB and AQA (German GCSE short course)
* Time Management
* Discipline for Learning
* Use of the target language
* The reluctant learner
* Extending teaching skills in MFL
* New GCSE specifications
* Developing writing skills at KS 3 / 4
* Russian and Spanish refresher courses
* Goethe Institute Landeskunde courses in Berlin and Hamburg
* Goethe Institute courses in Manchester and Birmingham
(Language games in teaching German and seminars on developments in Germany)
* TEFL short course (Linguarama)
* BLP Building Learning Power
I have experience of working abroad in Germany, Austria and France. I enjoy travel and keep myself fit mostly by running, (hill) walking, cycling, swimming, playing badminton and attending a local gym.
He has great experi envelope and has excellent language skills
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