As a secondary teacher with experience of adult education and private tuition, I believe that competence in one or more foreign languages is very important for academic,work and leisure purposes.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach French, German and Spanish.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA (Hons) 2:1 in French, German and Economic Studies (University of Northumbria) with distinction in spoken German
'A' Level Spanish (Grade A)
- How much do you charge?
I generally charge between £25 per hour for individual tuition in my own home or £28 in the home of the tutee up to and including GCSE. For 'A' level tuition I charge between £30 and £33 per hour.
I would prefer to teach within a radius of 10-15 miles from my home.
I would offer reduced rates for small groups.
I am also willing to teach within businesses and have experience in this area.
- Where do you teach?
I am willing to teach either in my own home or in the home of the student or at a workplace.
I prefer to teach north of the Tyne within 10-15 miles of Newcastle but am willing to discuss other options.
- When are you available?
I am currently available during the day and in the evenings Monday to Thursday (except Monday evenings)
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach ages 11-18 up to GCSE and 'A' Level.
I am also happy to tutor adults and older Primary age children.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE/IGCSE in French, German and Spanish. 'A' Level French and German.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am friendly and understand the needs of students as I have experience of a range of GCSE/IGCSE and 'A' level syllabuses in Languages.
I consider the work that I do with students to be a partnership, and would expect that they put as much effort into this as I do in order to make good progress.
My approach is centred on the individual targets and ability of my students.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught languages for 30 years both within the State and Independent sectors up to GCSE and 'A' Level.
I have also taught adult evening classes within Newcastle and North Tyneside, as well as doing private tuition within my local area.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have a valid DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I did my PGCE in Secondary Modern Languages at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have recently tutored students for GCSE and 'A' level French and German as well as younger students beginning their studies of French, German and Spanish.
I have also tutored adults at a variety of levels on an individual basis in French, Spanish and German for the purposes of pleasure and business, as well as a group of business people in local firms.
• BA Hons (2:1) in French, German and Economic Studies
• PGCE Secondary Teaching University of Newcastle -upon-Tyne
• Last DBS checked in March 2015
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I have been having lessons with Hilary for over a year. She is a superb teacher and makes learning fun. She spends time and thought preparing lessons which cover all aspects of French:- conversation, current affairs, culture and grammar. I’ve learnt loads and gained confidence with Hilary. I can thoroughly recommend her
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