Being raised in Geneva and going to a French speaking school has made me confident in my ability to give lessons to all who require them. I would base the structure of my lesson around my student's current level in order to give confidence and reaffirm the necessary basics while pushing for a better standard. I believe orality is key and would urge our interactions (face to face, e-mail and so on ... ) to be in French as much as possible, to build up a sense of conversational ease and a confidence in understanding oral communication. The pace of my lessons would fit into the goals which my student is looking to achieve.
I've been giving lessons to children aged ten to sixteen for two years back in Geneva. I have taught four students, all achieving significantly better grades! Now in Norwich, I'm looking to begin teaching again. I loved interacting with these different kids, seeing their progress and the satisfaction they got from putting in the effort and seeing the results!
Born in Hemel Hempstead, UK, 1998. I lived in Geneva, Switzerland 1998 – 2012, and Gex, France 2012-16
Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire. Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) Français & English.
The OIB gave me the opportunity to study the French Baccalauréat, but with the addition of studies in English, such as the equivalent of A Level English Language and Literature.
I am bilingual in both French and English, and have a good working knowledge of German.
I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of East Anglia, reading English Literature.
- Babysitting, 2014 - 2016. In these jobs I was responsible for different (largely French-speaking) children at different times, ranging from ages 2 to 8 years, in nearby towns. My duties involved playing with them with the aim of developing their English language skills, bathing, feeding, entertaining, and putting them to bed.
- Teaching, 2014-2016. I taught four different kids French for a couple years. This gave me the opportunity to interact with the younger generation, making something difficult an enjoyable experience thus using my creativity.
- General assistant, “Jardins-en-Fêtes” Annual Garden Exhibition, 2012-2015. This job was a regular, annual event, in which I was responsible for working with clients in order to provide advice on purchases, and to ensure that their goods were delivered safely and promptly.
- Student Ambassador 2016 – 2017. I worked for my university by showing future students around my accommodation as well as answering any possible questions by both students and their parents. This allowed me to have direct contact with various people and exercise my skills in terms of selling my university as an appealing option for further education.
- Halesgroup Recruitment 2017. I currently work for this company where they send me off usually to do catering around Norwich and King’s Lynn. I have worked at big estates and weddings, allowing me to develop my communication skills and efficiency.
- Red Cross. Helper in Retirement Home 2014. In this role I was working with the Red Cross to offer conversation and companionship on a weekly basis. As trivial as it may seem, the opportunity to sit and chat over a cup of tea was emotionally rewarding for both parties.
- River clearing. Community volunteer work 2014. This work was founded on my concern for the environment. A series of serious operations, these projects involved special equipment and wetsuits, in order to clear flotsam from the River Rhone.
- Scouts, 2009-2016. As a scout, I learned how to work not only in a team but also as a leader. I developed communication and leadership skills as I was in charge of a group of young girls, from ages 12 to 16, during long treks through the Alps. In my last two years as a scout I was in charge of forty kids aged seven to twelve, working with about four other colleagues. I helped organise a week-long camp and participated as a leading member as well. I was lucky enough to impart knowledge I’d gained from my piers onto the younger generation. It allowed me to understand the importance of teamwork as well as confidence in ones’ own capabilities.
- Competitive horse-riding, 2005-2015. Horse-riding demanded a lot of my time and dedication, as I had to work long hours in order to gain the results I wanted. It also allowed me to develop a competitive and driven spirit which in turn enabled me to make further progress. My passion for the sport is fuelled by my love of animals, and I was sorry to have to stop for my exams.
- Skiing, 2000-2017. I have always skied because I grew up in a country where it is a national sport. As a young child I went at least once a week up the mountain with a bunch of other small kids. I wasn’t a fan of the sport, it was only later that I truly enjoyed it, around age twelve, because it allowed me to be independent from my parents and go off on trips with my friends. This taught me how to persevere in something which I didn’t particularly take to at first. I reaped the benefits of hours of practice and falling over, to be able to stand on my own two feet.
- University Rugby team I’ve played for the team as a centre/fullback since 2016. We train twice a week and play games on Wednesdays. I am the junior member of the team, and am enjoying learning from the experienced players.
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