As a polyglot who has learnt over 15 languages (of which I am conversational in 10), I am extremely passionate about language learning, one of my favourite hobbies. My considerable experience as a learner means I know common pitfalls and difficulties for students, as well as how to explain these and break them down in simple terms. My teaching style therefore revolves around enthusing my student by transmitting my passion for languages to them. I believe that, if a student sees the advantages of learning languages, whether this is communicating with foreign people or getting to know literature in a different language, they will start to learn proactively and so improve faster. However, I do also have high standards. There are some language learning techniques that are more efficient than others and, given my experience, I’d like to think I’m well placed to know them
|University of Cambridge||French and Italian||MA|
I have tutored many different subjects to a wide range of over 30 students since 2015. I have taught EFL, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Latin as well as English and Maths to students from 5 to over 60 years old. These students have also been learning for a variety of different reasons and with different learning goals in mind. I enthuse my students and use my considerable learning experience to help them achieve their objectives. I have developed great rapports with my students, such as with a student of French who I have been teaching for over 3 years and who achieved an A* in French GCSE under my guidance. I received the following feedback from the parents of an 11+ student to whom I taught English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning: “An outstanding tutor who inspires great self-confidence in his pupil, who works with great calm and efficiency, utterly convincing, a true model for a young student.” I hope to achieve similar results with you!