Tutoring is the thing I like to do most as I love to help, motivate and inspire people while making use of my knowledge and expertise. I am multi-talented and I love my subjects. I have a relaxed and friendly approach and can explain things well
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
German, English as a Foreign Language, French
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I was awarded a BA honours degree in German and French from Trinity College Dublin. I my grade was II.1 and I specialised in German. The course included language, linguistics, literature, history and culture. TCD graduates are eligible for the MA after 3 years. Mine was conferred in 2002. I have the PGCE entitling me to teach languages and English in secondary education.
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
I teach mainly at students homes. I cover south Manchester, north Cheshire and can travel to Liverpool.
- When are you available?
I am available throughout the year day or evening 7 days a week, subject to my current private tutoring commitments.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach both school age students and adults. German up to A level, French up to GCSE level, EFL all levels elementary to advanced.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Depending on the student, I can prepare them for GCSE and A Level or their degree subject.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I don't offer online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I have a very high approval rating from my students. That's because I love what I do, and I have a relaxed, easy going nature. I get on well with all kinds of people. I take an interest in each student and dedicate myself to helping them achieve their goals. In addition to my face to face instruction I have a large online library of materials and courses and I am constantly producing new material.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have many years experience teaching German, French and English as a Foreign Language in Further Education and five years teaching EFL in the Middle East. I have also taught English in Hong Kong and spent my undergraduate year abroad as an Assistant Teacher in West Berlin. At all stages in my career I have done private tutoring and now tutor as my full time permanent career.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an enhanced CRB certificate which is renewed every year.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I learned German at Xaverian College Grammar school and continued on my degree course at Trinity College Dublin. I trained to be a teacher at Avery Hill College, now part of Greenwich University, London.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I teach adult students who wish to refresh and develop their knowledge as well as school students studying for GCSE and A / AS Level. One of my A Level students was getting D grades in April and May, but achieved a B in the exam. A yr 11 GCSE student was getting D grades when I started working with her in Feb, but got an A star in her GCSE speaking exam in June.
• BA / MA degree in German and French (Trinity College Dublin)
• Post Graduate Certificate in Education
• CRB check (ongoing)
A big thankyou Aidan for my tutoring, I needed a refresher from the collage training I had years ago, your technical input has been so helpful also helping me in what computor programs to use. I have the boost in confidance that I needed and will recommend you to anyone wanting information/help in improving their photography skills.
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