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 for GCSE and A Level exams. 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.
Availability: Weekly or fortnightly sessions. Evenings and/or weekends. 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 year I have put together bespoke revision preparation packages over five days with a two hour coaching session each day. I can also offer pre A Level booster sessions over the summer holidays to increase your childs confidence and to bridge the gap from GCSE.
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 additional experience in primary teaching, am a qualified mental health first aider and self care provision for overall student wellbeing.
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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.