Private tutor of almost 15 years, tutoring French and English to degree level and Maths to Foundation GCSE level. Also help with pronunciation of English and EFL, qualified with a Cambridge CELTA certificate, and PTLLS. I specialise in 11+ as well.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English, French and Maths and English as a Foreign Language. All university subjects and social science, I can assist foreign students with English essay writing or English students with essay writing.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a degree in French and European Studies from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and studied English, Spanish and Linguistics on my degree for which I attained a 2:1. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management in the Cultural Sector so I am a qualified Librarian and Information officer. I gained a Merit for this course. I am a qualified EFL and ESOL teacher, with a Cambridge CELTA certificate, and PTLLS.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £22 an hour. If its very far an extra £5.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my home in Alwoodley in Leeds. I am available immediately- weekday afternoons/evenings and Sundays. In the days in the week I will travel to Leeds City, Harrogate, and surrounding areas to teach in cafes or libraries or at a student's home if appropriate.
- When are you available?
I am available during the day in the week, and on selected Sundays. Also some evenings, and throughout certain school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from 3-adult in English and French, and 3-Foundation GCSE (any age) in Maths. I also teach English as a foreign language (all levels) to adults and children.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
SATs, 11+, 13+, GCSE and A level
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor online, I have a fast broadband connection on Skype. I am teaching English as a Foreign Language to a Ukrainian lady who is advanced, and also taught English GCSE to four students in London and I have taught EFL to French and Belgians
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am a patient, motivated, kind, understanding individual who can help you improve your level. Tried and tested techniques, and lots of ideas and creativity.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have 15 years' experience of teaching one to one and in small groups in English, French and Maths and English as a Foreign Language . I worked as a teaching assistant for two years, in two different schools both in this country and abroad. Also, I run a homework club every week for girls aged 7-11 in line with the new National Curriculum requirements, I ran a few summer camps, and a summer school including teaching EFL and helping with English and Maths. As well as this I worked as an English Expert raising the grades of children who were failing in their English GCSE. I am currently running a homework club in Leeds, and I volunteered last year in a local primary school and I am returning to that.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have one.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Harrow College, QMW, City University
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have recently tutored two separate students for 11+ for Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning. I did this intensively over the summer and they were pleased with their tuition and felt their exams went well. They both got into the schools that they wanted to get into. I am also currently teaching GCSE English for some students including those who will be taking the new GCSE in 2017, so I am keeping up to date with current developments. I am teaching a Phd student for intermediate French with excellent results and have recommended excellent resources for her. As well as this I am teaching an 8 year old boy for French and he has improved immensely. My English as a Foreign Language tuition has included a Hungarian girl, and a Chinese girl as well as other nationalities.
• BA (Hons ) French and European Studies (2:1)
• Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management in the Cultural Sector (Merit)
• I have a DBS certificate
• I belong to CILIP
Sara helped my son to think about the material in a structured and focused way in order to plan and write essays and to develop the appropriate exam technique. He surprised himself by earning an A* at A'level.Sara has also taught my 11 year old son Maths for nearly two terms. He is slowly improving and is working towards a level 4 in his SATs. In my experience, Sara is a patient and conscientious tutor.
Sara has been tutoring my son for two years. She has done a tremendous job, by building his Maths and English skills; to a higher standard. She's a lovely, caring and patient person. She explains things very well and makes sure my son understands the tasks. My son's level has risen exceptionally high, by the help of her (Sara).
Sara tutors my daughter Katie who is in year 10 of school in English and on occasion French when needed. Since having Sara, Katie has improved significantly in English and has become more confident. Sara is very enthusiastic, always plans what to do in the lessons whether Katie needs help with homework or will bring other work for her to complete. She always asks me before the lesson what Katie would like to cover. She is caring even providing me with replacement tutors for Katie for next term.
A key comment my daughter made was that she likes the attention that Sara gives her while she is studying, the support is there, and it makes her feel very good about herself and smart. I am very happy with the progress my daughter has made, and this is only after a handful of lessons. Sara is a very good tutor, and doesn't waste any time in getting straight to work. Highly recommended
We hired Sara to teach English to our au pair who is Romanian and to improve our son's English. He is in year 7. She has been a hit with my son and au pair. It is too early to say whether my son's English has improved as we have only had her for two months but we are very happy to recommend her.
She is always friendly and works hard with my son and au pair.
My daughter was lacking in confidence in confidence whilst studying Maths in Year 4. I found Sara's details online. Sara's wealth of experience in Maths, English and Foreign Language attracted me to contact Sara. Since January 2014, my daughter has slowly built her confidence in Maths and this was reflected in her end of year report. She has rapidly moved up two levels within the year! Sara's tutoring techniques have helped my daughter to understand and enjoy learning Maths.
I'm very pleased with Sara by how she helped my daughter to prepare for the Grammar School entrance exam. With very short notice, Sara was able to fi my daughter t into her diary and was very flexible in adjusting with the timings. She has a very strong hold on English and we were able to make use of her experience and skills. We could get some guidance on the tests and were provided with some prep material too.
Sara tutored my son very well, explaining to him fully the elements of the 11+ exam for English. As a result he got into two of the schools he tried out for. She was thorough in her approach to preparation for the 11+ and worked hard to help my son.
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