I am an experienced and enthusiastic tutor of Modern Foreign Languages and have passed on my enthusiasm and passion for the subjects to a range of learners throughout my career. I place an emphasis on the cultural and diverse nature of French and Spanish-speaking societies through my teaching as well as expertise in teaching the grammar of the language to ensure my students can achieve to a high level.
Availability: Tuesdays all day, Thursday morning and Friday afternoons. Also available for weekday evening work. Weekend work will also be considered.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: 20 years teaching experience of French and Spanish at all levels to A Level, most recently as Head of Department in a Sixth Form College. I have also taught intensive GCSE courses to students in just one year, with an excellent record of success.
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We used James to tutor our daughter who was struggling with the weight of Spanish A level, particularly the oral presentation and examination. We were concerned that the school weren`t preparing her correctly. James was fantastic. He immediately understood what was required and worked a programme out with our daughter to train her for the exam. He built her confidence and prepared her properly. She got a B, due in no small part to the work that James did with her. They had about 9 or 10 sessions in the build up to the exams, and it was absolutely worth it. I would recommend James without any hesitation.
James has just been awesome. Really supportive, friendly and made learning Spanish really effective and fun. He plans lessons well and gives great examples when explaining Spanish grammar etc. Really reccomend and I know I`ve got the right guy to get me fluent.
Always on time,reliable,easy to contact, provides and maintains pupil enthusiasm well,appears to have very good knowledge of A level requirements.
Updated 22.08.2018: My daughters tutor helped her achieve an A level grade which her school teachers didn`t think was possible ,fabulous service.
It`s a bit early to comment after one lesson but everything was professional and curteous.
James is an excellent caring enthusiastic tutor . He has increased my daughter`s confidence and knowledge in tackling her Spanish GCSE. I would highly recommend him .
Tutors Response :
Many thanks for this Joy.