I build from students' knowledge, and I teach them to learn, thus enabling them to grow their confidence and helping them discover strategies that make learning enjoyable and efficient.
I am flexible, willing to adapt to students' needs.
My first lesson will be a Skype conversation discussing your needs and preferred learning styles, what has worked and hasn't worked for you, and your specific goals.
Holder of a Masters degree in Sociolinguistics from Kings College London, I have over 15 years' experience working as a lecturer in FE colleges and giving private lessons. I am a native French speaker, so I teach French, but also 11+ exam preparation, essay writing, Critical thinking, University statement preparation, Oxbrige preparation (for languages and social science) and more.
My rates vary depending on student age. For 11+ I can accept £25 but the lessons come in packs of 5. 48h cancellation is free, if cancellation occurs 24h before the lesson or on the same day, payment is due.
Relevant professional experience:
Brilliant Club ‘Widening Participation’ Tutor - Nov 2012 - July 2013
I lead university-style tutorials with KS3, KS4 and KS5 pupils and for KS5 as part of the Brilliant Club’s drive to inform pupils about HE, stimulate their interest and encourage them to apply to university. I devised the Urban Linguistics course and created the Handbook.
Duties also included Marking (using UK university marking scales - 1st, 2:1, 2:2 etc.), visiting universities with pupils, and at KS5, assisting them with Personal Statement drafts for UCAS applications.
2010 - 2012 - Private tutor
Preparing a private student for A level French, and then for Oxbridge entrance interview
Lecturer, South Thames College - Jan 2010 - June 2013
Teaching French, French translation and Singing to adults (beginners, intermediate, advanced)
DTLLS/PGCE Further/Higher education teaching qualification
MRES Kings College (research methods, sociolinguistics), Merit.
DIPTRANS (General and Technology) IOL (Institute of Linguists, London, UK) - 2006
BICFET (British Institute Certificate in French and English translation) - 1998
DEUG LEA level (2nd year) English /German - Paris VII University - Jussieu - 1989
BACCALAUREAT D (9 subjects) - mention bien - Thiais - 1987
I feel like saying I found not only a teacher but a real mentor! Coco is a patient and open-minded woman and so empathetic that she was able to understand my artistical needs! As soon as she proposed me some exercises ,she was able to make me feel very comfortable! You can feel her experience in the music field by simply listening to her and by letting her guide you... If your goal is to become a better singer/artist,let her help you out! You'll be amazed!
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