I am a London-born, fully-qualified linguist and freelance tutor. Having lived, studied and taught in both Spain and France, I am fluent in both languages and conversant with the countries' cultures and traditions. I hold an M.A. with Distinction in Applied Translation Studies and have been working as a language tutor and ad-hoc translator since 2008. I worked as a T.E.F.L. Teacher in Paris during the 1980s, teaching English to business groups and the unemployed on government training schemes. I feel comfortable teaching children, teenagers and adults of all abilities and possess an intuitive understanding of problems encountered by language students. I treat children and teenagers as equals, a winning formula that helps to engage them, establish a good tutor-student relationship and develop their confidence.
|London Metropolitan Univesity||MA in Applied Translation Studies||M.A. with Distinction|
|Teaching House, London||CELTA teaching English as a foreign language course||PASS|
Currently working in London, I teach GCSE French and Spanish and English as Foreign or Second language. While the KS4 work focusses on exam preparation, the ESL tuition ranges from complete beginners to very fluent individuals wishing to fine-tune their language skills or supporting degree students with academic English. I also provide Skype lessons. My tuition, including reading and listening comprehension, written work, oral and grammar, adheres to coursework requirements for the main exam boards and is tailored to the individual students or their learning difficulties. I aim to complement and support the students using a combination of curriculum designated text books/material, on-line language learning resources as well as my own text books.