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Emma

Emma
Emma
Tutor
Binfield, Berkshire
Feedback Score:
+28
Member Since: 20/11/2013
Last Login: 5 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

PGCE
University of Cambridge
Modern and Medieval Languages
Pass  (1995)
BA
The University of Birmingham
French/Hispanic Studies
2:1  (1994)

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Rates summary: 43.20 to 62.50 per hour
PrimaryGCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
French£43.20£43.75£62.50£46.87
Spanish-£43.75£62.50£46.87

Information about Emma

Experienced and well-qualified (PGCE Cantab) ex Secondary Head of Modern Languages turned full time private tutor for children of all ages to A level. Particularly keen to hear from any parents wanting their sons` or daughters` French and Spanish grades to improve. Typical results: at least 1 grade improvement from starting point over 6 months, 2 grade improvement over a year. Grammar focused, Homework on request, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing covered equally.

Adult learners of all ages very very welcome too!
Do not hesitate to contact me if you are thinking of learning/improving your French or Spanish for whatever reason yourself. Lessons are light-hearted, supportive and focused on your personal needs - work, travel, relocation, fun or personal challenge. I guarantee to build confidence and to progress quickly in exchange for your time and financial commitment. Typical time commitment - 10 contact hours to Tourist level, 50 contact hours to Proficient level.


Availability: Monday - Friday daytimes 9am - 8pm
Weekends flexible

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: 8 yrs as a full time secondary school teacher
4 yrs of which as Head of Modern Languages
19 years as a parent
9 years as a private tutor (adults, children and exam students)
Well versed in AQA, Edexcel & Cambridge iGCSE specifications for GCSE & A level
Common Entrance & Primary level experience (Key Stage 1 & 2)
Tutored pupils from a wide range of schools including The Abbey, Ragley, Papplewick, Wellington College, Eton College, Ranelagh, The Holt, Kendrick, The Dolphin School, Lambrook, Westminster College, St Paul’s School for Girls and Boys…

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Feedback For Emma (28)

We have a total of 28 review(s) for Emma.

Helen (Ms)
22/03/2023

5/5 Rating

Emma was a great help with my daughter`s French A level and my daughter really enjoyed working with her. Thank you!


Yvonne (Ms)
17/03/2023

5/5 Rating

Emma is a nice and patient tutor, her flexible lesson time suits us, my son feels his listening and vocabulary is improving after a few lessons with Emma. Very pleased.


Auriol (Mrs)
16/03/2023

5/5 Rating

Emma has been working with my Y12 son since September on his A Level French and his confidence has increased enormously. Grammar has always been a weak spot for him but with Emma`s help this is slowly improving. College grades have now jumped to a C from an E. Thanks Emma!


Helen (Mrs)
08/03/2023

5/5 Rating

Emma, is a fantastic Spanish tutor, within a few months of working with my daughter she helped her to move up a grade and class. I could see the confidence emma brought out in my daughter, she has a calm but reassuring presence. I would fully recommend Emma to help support anyone with their language training shes a true professional! Thank you!

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much Helen - it was lovely working with Holly. I wish her well in her Gcses


Caroline (Mrs)
10/11/2022

5/5 Rating

Emma has really helped my son with his Spanish A Level work. Already even after a few lessons there has been a marked improvement! Thanks Emma!


Nick (Mr)
29/09/2022

5/5 Rating

I have found my lessons with Emma as enjoyable as they have been productive. Emma has enabled me to up my game in the two areas - spoken Spanish and grammar - that I felt were soft spots. In less than two months, this has bumped up my predicted "A" Level grade from A to A*, which is hugely helpful for my UCAS application. Emma is patient and unhurried, which gives me the confidence get the bottom of anything that I`m not sure of without feeling that I`m wasting her time or that I`m being stupid. I`ve particularly appreciated Emma`s complete command of Spanish grammar and the honest feedback that she gives me.


Victoria (Mrs)
20/09/2022

5/5 Rating

Brilliant! Emma has been amazing. My son (year 10) is having weekly online French lessons with Emma to help him prepare for the GCSE. He was struggling to engage at school but thoroughly enjoys the lessons with Emma and continues to grow in confidence and ability. The lessons are always on time, well structured and the quality of teaching outstanding. Throughout, Emma has been quick and extremely helpful in her response to my queries. Time and money very well spent.


Sally (Mrs)
29/08/2022

5/5 Rating

Emma helped my son with his GCSE Spanish and he improved his grade from 5 to 7 which was fantastic! Emma went through past papers and encouraged him. He enjoyed and looked forward to the sessions with her. We would definitely recommend her.


Lucy (Mrs)
28/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor


Jane (Mrs)
15/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Great teacher very thorough and friendly


Desouza (Mrs)
17/02/2022

4/5 Rating

good engaging tutor


Helen (Dr)
07/07/2021

5/5 Rating

Emma is an excellent teacher having taught both my daughters. Both gained excellent grades, A and a 9 at GCSE level. Her lessons were well enjoyed and stimulated their interest fully, being both engaging and fun. Emma explains things clearly and has great patience, knowledge and dedication. Strongly recommend Emma and very grateful for all the help and support she gave us.


Ceri (Mrs)
18/01/2021

5/5 Rating

Emma is an excellent teacher and makes my time with her really enjoyable. She knows the A level Syllabus very well and her sessions are extremely well planned. Her French is of course fluent, but as an English person who speaks French she is perfectly positioned to understand the tricky aspects of learning the language which is very helpful to me.


Sarah (Miss)
01/09/2020

5/5 Rating

Very happy with our tutor lessons with Emma . She and my daughter have engaged well , and are moving forward in a positive and encouraging direction with the Spanish language.


Dawn (Mrs)
27/07/2020

5/5 Rating

My daughter started seeing Emma at the start of Year 10 when she had been learning GCSE Spanish at school for a year and it wasn`t going well, to the point where my daughter was all for dropping it; she wasn`t engaging with lessons and at that time wasn`t getting on with her teacher; and was predicted a pass grade on the Foundation paper. She was very reluctant to even see a tutor. We visited Emma for 18 months, initially once a week, then after about a term, once a fortnight. We only stopped because of Lockdown, the plan had been for my daughter to see Emma right up to the exams. My daughter did have a couple of virtual lessons during lockdown until it was confirmed that the GCSEs had been cancelled. These worked well too. By the time we stopped seeing Emma, my daughter was fully engaged, enjoying lessons in school and being entered for the Higher paper. She did very well in her mock exams. Emma was extremely patient. She managed to work out the the gaps in my daughter`s learning so she could focus on what my daughter needed, providing relevant materials and practice. My daughter was also able to ask questions about work set by school. The one-to-one was invaluable, especially as my daughter is partially deaf and is dyslexic, so no mean achievement on Emma`s part to get my daughter re-engaged and wanting to strive for good grades! Even though my daughter found some parts hard, there was always good humour. Emma was flexible, helpful and supportive. I would definitely recommend her.


jyoti (Mrs)
27/03/2020

5/5 Rating

Emma has been a brilliant tutor for my daughter. She has helped her gain confidence in both French and Spanish and the results show a great improvement. Highly recommend her!

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much! It has been a pleasure. Good luck!


Jane (Mrs)
10/08/2019

4/5 Rating

Fantastic


Susan (Mrs)
03/04/2019

5/5 Rating

Emma was very helpful with our daughter who did very well at A level French.


Anna (Ms)
06/03/2019

5/5 Rating

Emma clearly has an excellent understanding of the French language and imparts it in a clear and interesting way. I highly recommend her!


Matt (Mr)
07/12/2018

5/5 Rating

Emma is doing a fantastic job working with my step-son on his Spanish A-Level. Definitely on the challenging end as he is opting to tackle the course in one year, but he is enjoying the progress and Emma`s efforts are instilling confidence in him that it is achievable.


Fiona (Ms)
06/11/2018

5/5 Rating

Excellent start to my French refresh, friendly warm and encouraging environment. Only two sessions in and my confidence is building. Looking forward to continuing - thank you Emma!!


Marion (Mrs)
26/09/2018

5/5 Rating

I started with Emma at the beginning of September this year as a beginner - in my late sixties I might add and she is very encouraging and positive. I actually believe I might just make myself understood on my next trip to France. She is definitely giving me the confidence I lack to at least attempt speaking French and the lessons are really enjoyable.


Gilll (Mrs)
18/12/2017

5/5 Rating

Emma has already built up a good rapport with my daughter and they enjoy working together. My daughter has already started to feel more comfortable in her Spanish Lessons.


Mike (Mr)
13/12/2017

5/5 Rating

Emma responded very promptly to our enquiry about help with GCSE Spanish and we were very pleased with her assessment of our daughter`s needs. She`s easy to work with, reliable and very capable, making sure that the pace is right for Anna. Lessons take place in comfortable, relaxed surroundings.
We`d recommend Emma to anyone wanting Spanish tuition.


Peter (Mr)
09/08/2017

5/5 Rating

Emma is very patient with me as I am a beginner. The lessons are fun and informative and I come away wanting to do my "homework" and looking forward to the next time.


Rosie (Ms)
25/07/2016

5/5 Rating

Emma has helped both my sons (13 & 15) with their Spanish and French. She helped my older son prepare for GCSE Spanish Oral exam and this gave him confidence to perform well. Emma has always been very prompt in her communications with us and provided an excellent service.


Rosie (Ms)
14/02/2016

5/5 Rating

Emma has been very helpful for my Year 8 son with Spanish and French tuition. She has always arrived promptly at the agreed time and brings resources along with her. She seemed to find his correct level quickly and progress from there.


janet (Mrs)
03/08/2015

5/5 Rating

excellent thoroughly enjoy my lessons


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