I am specialised in teaching adults from various backgrounds: whether you are a university student who wants better grades next semester, a professional dealing with a French/English clientele, a retired person willing to travel to a French or English speaking country or if you just want to discover another culture or impress a loved one, then you will be the perfect student for me!
If you are serious about learning French or English, then I will speak 95% - when not 100% - of the time in your target language. For more casual learning, I will include some bits in English or French (depending on your native language) for your own comfort but learning a language by using it as much as possible is always the best option.
Lesson structures will depend on your goal and everything will be tailored to your needs: pace, difficulty, English/French inclusion, themes, time and duration of lessons, homework... We will discuss everything together so you feel happy and confident in another language!
However, when it comes to teaching and studying, I am quite serious and I like my students to be the same. No one can do the work apart from yourself; I can't learn the vocabulary for you, I can't practice pronunciation in your place and I can't do your homework. I will give you the necessary tools to reach your goals but in the end, you will be the one reaching them - not me :)
French teacher with more than 5 years’ experience in helping adult and teenager students achieve their learning goals in French. Expertise in IWB handling, course preparation and clear delivery of lessons as well as effective exam preparation for DELF/DALF, TEF and TCF French language exams.
Bachelor in English Studies
Masters in teaching English in secondary schools
Masters in teaching French as a Foreign Language
TESOL qualification - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
DELF / DALF juror certification
TEF / TCF juror certification
Teacher trainer certification
Administrative experience in handling busy schedules for foreign languages schools, teachers and students, help in managing the day-to-day running of languages schools in liaison with principals, DoS and teachers for the welfare of the students. Coordination of 12 languages courses juggling between students’ bookings, language learning satisfaction and teachers timetabling. Coordination of host families bookings for an international English school in Cambridge meeting students and host families requirements carefully.
£10 extra per hour for exam preparations (DELF, DALF, TCF, TEF)
English teaching from A1 to B1 levels only.
• FREELANCE FRENCH TEACHER - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Teaching adult groups and adult individuals. Use of Totem, Edito and Alter Ego methods with a communicative and task-based learning approach. Lessons are tailored to students' needs for a better learning experience. Very good command of IWB. All levels taught. I have worked with well-known schools such as Alliance Française de Cambridge and Cactus Languages.
• Accommodation Coordinator Jan 2019 – March 2020
Studio Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Responsible for liaising with homestay hosts, residence accommodation, and the welfare of international students. Allocation of group of students in homestays taking their requirements into careful consideration for their best experience possible abroad.
• French Teacher
Alliance Française (London, United Kingdom) Nov 2018 – Jan 2019
Alliance Française (Seoul, South Korea) July 2017 – June 2018
Alliance Française (London, United Kingdom) Jan 2016 – Apr 2017
UIC Languages (London, United Kingdom) Feb 2014 – Dec 2015
Use of Alter Ego + method or Edito / Le Nouvel Edito with a communicative and task-based learning approach. Bespoke tuition with students of all ages and levels, specialised in exam preparation (GCSE, IB, A levels). Very good command of IWB. Levels taught: A1 to C1. "Atelier" programmes in writing and speaking in French. DELF / DALF / TCF exams.
• Foreign Languages Course Coordinator Jan 2015 – Dec 2015
UIC Languages (London, United Kingdom)
Administration of all 12 languages offered by the school: dealing with enquiries and customers satisfaction, processing bookings, level assessments, classroom management, timetabling and liaising with the teaching staff on courses and administration. Training in staff recruitment/management and conducting interviews with prospective teachers.
• Student Services Officer June 2013 – Dec 2014
UIC London (London, United Kingdom)
Counsel and advice students and prospective students on such matters as admissions, financial situation, academic requirements and other campus activities. Assist and participate with other staff members having special project responsibilities with the coordination of activities designed to accomplish established objectives.
• French Foreign Language Assistant Oct 2012 – May 2013
Chiswick School (London, United Kingdom)
Working one-to-one or with small groups of pupils, support learning more generally, either by ‘floating’ and acting as additional support during class activities or by working with specific groups of pupils.
Perfect! Mélody is an absolutely brilliant tutor! I've been learning French with her for a month and I'm really impressed with the progress. She took into account my reason for learning French and my objectives and I'm really confident I will be able to achieve it. Couldn't recommend her more!
Merci pour cette "review" Andrzej! You have improved a lot these past weeks due to your strong commitment and your efforts studying French. Let's take you to Canada ;)
I'm working with Melody at the Alliance française of Cambridge and I can assure you that she is a very dedicated and passionate teacher. Her very high knowledge of French language added to a very soothing and professionnal attitude will make your journey through French with her so easy :)
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