I am a professional and experienced qualified teacher who is passionate about helping students succeed and achieve their potential. I have experience in tutoring on a 1 to 1 basis across all age ranges.
I am a big believer in personalised learning therefore I like to tailor a programme of study to meet your needs. Each learner is different and so it is important to adapt and use a range of teaching styles and methods to find the ones that work for you. Where my tuition is supporting you in your study of languages at secondary school, I like to ensure that what we do builds on, and links to, what you have been studying in class. Above all I believe learning should be fun and relevant to you and so I put this at the heart of my teaching.
Availability: Weekdays or weekends including evenings
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have over four years experience teaching languages in state secondary schools working with students aged 11-18. I have detailed knowledge of French and Spanish GCSE and NVQ syllabuses and specifications, having taught and examined these courses. I also have experience of teaching A level and primary languages. I have worked with students from a wide range of backgrounds with a variety of special educational needs. I have studied languages to degree level and lived, worked and taught abroad in both France and Spain.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Adult learner - After a few weeks with Matthew I can say that my Spanish has improved considerably and I am more confident in all aspects of the language. Lessons are well structured and interesting and Matthew is adept at identifying which areas need work and tailoring lessons to those needs.
Matthew is knowledgeable, helpful, flexible and very pleasant to deal with.
Matt is working my son on his GCSE Spanish. he`s very organised and lays out a good plan and a range of support tools for my son. Very friendly and personable.
In the short time Matthew has been helping our son with French we have noticed both a marked improvement in his attitude to learning and his confidence. Although it is early days we feel he will be much better placed to achieve a good GCSE grade and get much more pleasure from learning a language.
Matt is an excellent tutor with a great sense of humour. He helped my daughter enormously.
Matthew is an excellent tutor. He is very thorough and provides well-prepared and valuable sessions.
Matt assessed my Spanish ability in our first lesson, and tailors the lesson well according to this. Great mix of speaking,listening and reading.Really enjoying and feeling much more confident with my spanish now.
Matt has been for three lessons and already we are seeing a difference in my daughters Spanish. Matt has proved to be professional but engaging. Clearly knows his subject. He plans his lessons well and provides excellent after lesson feedback and suggestions. Really pleased.
So far my daughter has only spent an hour with Matt but she says she understood more in that hour about the Spanish language than she ever did at school. She has some real enthusiasm now which she never had before. I can highly recommend Matt & this site
Matthew taught my 13 year old son French weekly for half a term. Within this period of time he managed to help my son get to grips with French in a way that his class teacher hadn`t in 4 terms. He was always well prepared and diligent as well as friendly and motivating him. Wouldn`t hesitate to recommend.
Matthew has recently starting tutoring our son in French and Spanish at AS level. We have been incredibly impressed so far as he has accurately assessed our son`s needs and is working with him in clear, logical steps. He is very knowledgable about the requirements of each exam board and is providing excellent feedback and action steps between the sessions. We would highly recommend Matthew as a tutor.