As a French national born and raised in Spain and educated at english-speaking schools from the age of 7, I have juggled three languages for most of my life. What I enjoy about speaking various languages is the access they grant to other cultures and ways of seeing the world, and as a teacher that is what I aim to give my students: a love of discovering new world-views through new languages. Concretely, my experience consists of weekly language tutoring and academic support for 6 to 66 year olds.
My methods focus on vocabulary enrichment through simple translation and reading exercises, games, and sustained conversation in the language being taught. I have also found that encouraging an interest in the idiosyncratic aspects of the language, as well as in the cultures and countries that speak it, tends to foster enthusiasm and thus rapid progress in slightly older students. Thus, I place emphasis on reading stories, news, and miscellaneous feature articles from vernacular sources.
Availability: I`m available most afternoons and evenings, weekdays and weekends.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have five years of experience tutoring children and adults, mostly in beginner and intermediate level French. I am also competent in most subjects up to IB/A Level and History/English literature at degree level.Contact this Tutor