I am an English mother tongue speaker and have a university degree in French and German.
I am currently working as a French and German tutor for KS3, GCSE, A/S and A level students. I am also familiar with French and German GCSE controlled assessments and have experience in helping with written and oral assessments.
As well as children, I also tutor adults and teach beginners, refresher and advanced levels in French and German to adults.
I also currently teach beginners, intermediate and advanced German classes for Bucks County Council`s Adult Learning and was nominated for the Bucks Adult Learning Tutor of the Year Award in 2015, 2017 and 2018!
I volunteered at Wycombe High school and helped with YR 12 and 13 A-level French conversation classesI assisted with their mock A-level orals in March 2015/2016.
I am patient, reliable, hard working and friendly. I am able to work at the pace of the student to try to achieve their objectives.
Availability: I am taking bookings for September 2018 Yr 11 French and Yr 11 German small group sessions - 1.5hrs with a max of 4/5 students. Please contact me to register interest.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I have a degree in French & German from Royal Holloway, University of London. I have also taken a post graduate course (dip trans) in 2011 in French translation specialising in Business, Social Science as well as general translation techniques. March 2015, I gained a City & Guilds level 3 "Award in Education and Training" qualification in teaching further education.
I have lived in France and Germany whilst studying at university there and was an English assistant in two French secondary schools (Lycee & College). After graduating, I worked for 11 years in an international company as a Global Customer Care Manager for EMEA, in charge of a multi-lingual (French, German, Spanish & English speaking) department and used my languages in a work context.
I am a mother of three children and regularly help out in their school and so I am CRB checked as well.
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Excellent approach with my daughter though unfortunately we were unable to continue due to personal reasons.
I would sincerely recommend Kim to anyone looking to see any improvement in their language studies. Kim tutored my son, Kieran for roughly 5 months, aiding him in his A Level German studies and I cant express how large the transformation was. We sought the help of Kim following a disappointing result in Kierans mock exams, when he attained a grade D in German, especially since he needed a B to go to his chosen university. Kims friendly and welcoming manner made Kieran feel at ease and he genuinely enjoyed going to Kim each week. Every week, Kims lessons were fully planned and she always had extra work on hand for Kieran to take away if he either struggled with something or for further practice. If Kieran wrote an essay, Kim would always thoroughly mark it and work through any mistakes which had been made and would always base the lessons around what Kieran needed. Throughout the 5 months, Kim covered a huge wealth of German whether it was reading, writing, listening or practice for the oral exam. In terms of value for money, Kim is worth every pound as the work which she put in, as well as the results which come as a result are incredible. We are so glad that we chose Kim to be Kierans tutor and would recommend her highly.
Kim is an excellent tutor - patient, professional, and highly organised. She has been helping my son through GCSE French and German and his ability and confidence have grown massively. Thanks to her tuition, he has gone from a looking at a middling B to being confident of achieving A*. Highly recommended.
Kim! Always prepared, lesson organized from the first minute to the last one, but also ready to do something else when you need it. It is always pleasure to see her fun as well.
I have only had one lesson with Kim so far but can confirm that she is professional and patient, which is exactly what I was looking for. Having tried for two years to find a local tutor, I am very pleased to have found Kim (Mrs) whom I would recommend to anyone.
My daughter has been tutored by Kim over the past year in GCSE French, during which time she has made great progress. She has a lovely teaching style, and has given my daughter confidence especially with French speaking.
Kim is very friendly and extremely organised. She plans every session meticulously, tailoring the subject matter to my interests and providing challenging but encouraging work with plenty of feedback and support.
Kim is a wonderful tutor and I would highly recommend her. My son is sitting his German GCSE this year and in the 6 months that Kim has been working with him, his grades have improved considerably, his confidence has grown in both his written and oral German and he really enjoys the lessons with her. She is very organised, her lessons are well prepared with plenty of resources, she is reliable, friendly and she always provides lots of encouragement and helpful advice.
Kim is an excellent Tutor. She is punctual, well prepared and provides stimulating education with patience and encouraging attention to detail. She is a very experienced Tutor and my lessons with her have resulted in marked improvemnt in my German speech and knowledge. The lessons were a complete pleasure. Roger Waitt
Kim was excellent at boosting my daughters confidence in preparation for A level speaking exam. She always did comprehensive research to assist in topics discussed making each session productive and a solid stepping stone to exam. She was exceptionally reliable and accommodating throughout and I would thoroughly recommend her.
Kim is a very engaging teacher, always prepares lessons in advanced and keeps to a pace thatâ€™s right for me. I am very happy with my progress so far and would highly recommend her. Everyone leans in different ways and I feel she has adapted to my way of learning which is keeping me motivated and helping me not just to learn the language but to also understand it.
Kim is extremely efficient and prepares lessons well in advance. She is engaging, knowledgable and enthusiastic and I am enjoying being taught by her.