Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills for Children
British School of Coaching
Learning and Teaching
University of Oxford
Level 1 Counselling Skills for Adults
French and German
University of Cambridge
Modern and Medieval Languages
Information about Kate
I am a highly experienced tutor with a First Class degree in French and German from the University of Cambridge as well as an MSc in Learning and Teaching from the University of Oxford. I am friendly, patient and understanding, with a real passion for seeing individuals thrive when they receive 1:1, personalised support. I have a proven track record in raising attainment with my students frequently to A and A* grades A Level exams and 7//8/9 at GCSE. Finally, I am deeply committed to helping students meet their learning goals and have a flexible approach which is always closely matched to individual needs. I have extensive experience in teaching the whole range from primary to secondary students, onto university and adult learners. In addition to my teaching expertise, I am a certified wellbeing coach so I can also offer wellbeing sessions looking at exam anxiety, confidence and motivation.
Availability: Weekly or fortnightly sessions. Evenings and/or weekends. Zoom or in person. I can also offer intensive sessions in blocks of 2 or 3 hours for things such as exam technique, essay writing workshops, mock oral exam practice, role plays for specific situations e.g. meetings, socializing, ordering in a café and general holiday language. This summer I will be offering intensive sessions for students to help them address gaps in their learning due to the Covid pandemic. Students have had a very disrupted time and can really benefit from 1:1 input outside a busier classroom environment. I can tailor a package to suit your childs needs.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: First class honours from the University of Cambridge in French and German. PGCE from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Learning and Teaching from the University of Oxford. Accredited Wellbeing Coach with the British School of Coaching. 15 years teaching experience, 4 years teaching English to adults, 11 years working in a secondary school teaching French, Spanish and German. 6 years as a teacher trainer. I can tutor French to degree level, German to GCSE level and conversational Spanish. I also have foundation qualifications in counselling skills for children, am a qualified mental health first aider and mental health champion with the childrens charity Place2Be. .Contact this Tutor
Feedback For Kate (6)
We were delighted with Kate. She was very responsive and efficiently reliable in arranging sessions over the holidays. Work in French helped boost our son`s confidence in oral; Kate provided constructive feedback and worksheet notes.
Kate has given my son one lesson so far, which was really constructive. She was clear and positive and identified areas to focus on quickly and confidently. She has been a pleasure to be in contact with so far.
Although we had a short interaction with Kate, it was very professional and helpful.
Kate has been really helpful for someone who wants to understand what they are learning. I very much like her competent and thorough approach, where she explains the grammar and other rules of language really well. I expect my German will improve greatly as a result!
Kate is tutoring our daughter Abbie whilst Abbie is in her final year of A level French. Kate has been reliable and thorough and is really helping Abbie with her spoken French, which is the area Abbie finds most challenging. Kate clearly identifies what Abbie needs additional help with, has a clear understanding of her curriculum and is able to point us towards additional resources. Abbie is really valuing Kate`s expertise and support and we would have no hesitation recommending her.
Kate`s help in preparing for A level was invaluable to my daughter. She really knows the course content and what is required for the exam. She is always thoroughly prepared and gives excellent guidance in exam technique. My daughter`s confidence was significantly boosted by her teaching. I highly recommend Kate.