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Reading, Berkshire
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Member Since: 12/06/2018
Last Login: 54 minutes ago
Response Rate: 100%
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My Qualifications

University of Nottingham
Cert Ed
Double Distinction  (1972)
The University of Nottingham
BA (Hons) Russian Studies
1st Class (Hons)  (1971)

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How references rated Jennifer

Rates summary: 37.50 to 56.25 per hour
KS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner

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Information about Jennifer

I am a highly qualified teacher of French with a lifetime of experience and an excellent track record of outstanding public examination results, most recently in two leading girls’ schools. I am calm, friendly and supportive and my main aim is to foster confidence and a can-do attitude in my students. I use a variety of teaching and learning styles and I want my students to enjoy what they are doing and ask as many questions as they like. My degree is actually in Russian Studies but I did French as a subsidiary subject for the first two years of the course. As Russian is not widely taught in UK schools, the bulk of my teaching experience over several decades has been French. Many of my French students have been accepted at top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. My fluency has been maintained through regular exchanges and visits to France and working with (indeed sometimes teaching!) native French speakers.

Availability: I can be very flexible about hours: daytime or evenings.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I have vast experience of teaching French to GCSE, A Level and IB in a variety of secondary schools: mixed, single sex, comprehensive, selective and independent. In the past I also led a Russian department. Over the past twenty years I taught exclusively French in two leading girls’ schools. I served for many years as a Head of Languages and as an Assistant Headteacher in a leading grammar school. My work has included preparing students in French for Oxford and Cambridge, with a good track record of offers. I prepare students for Common Entrance and 13 plus Scholarships. I have also given support in English to EAL students and worked one-to-one to support students who find French difficult. I have taught adult evening classes in the past. I have now retired from classroom teaching, but I don`t think I will ever retire from teaching because I love it. Perhaps you feel that you lacked speaking practice while your learning was disrupted? Perhaps you need help with grammar or writing? I can suggest tailor-made sessions to get you back on track with one-to-one practice and advice, whatever your current level.

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Feedback For Jennifer (8)

We have a total of 8 review(s) for Jennifer.

Louise (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jenny is a very friendly and helpful tutor. She was able to quickly assess my son`s ability levels and gain his trust and confidence to work with him to improve. Jenny is very structured and organised and comes to each lesson with a clear lesson plan as well as providing suggested follow up activities to reinforce learning and supplement his studies at school.

Guang (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Jennifer already did a few lesson for my daughter, she is patient and enthusiastic, and my daughter told me her lesson is very helpful.

Auriol (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jenny has been fantastic with our son at very short notice helping him with his French GCSE. Very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Mei (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jennifer works very well with our daughter and we have seen steady progression. Jennifer is really good in terms of understanding the needs of our daughter and being able to provide the appropriate tutoring which is well received by our daughter. We are happy to recommend Jennifer. It has been a good experience overall.

Nicola (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

What a fantastic tutor Jenny is. She is always on time and gives excellent tutoring and help to our son who is completing A Level French in one year. Her knowledge is extensive and used to help our son with various areas of the curriculum to enable him to achieve the best outcome. Jenny is readily available to help with any issues our son might raise and the whole process so far has been A1** - we could not have chosen anyone better.

Pip (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Hello, Jennifer has been an excellent tuor for our daughter during her A level French studies. She has both help build our daughter`s confidence, and also explain and reconfirm the disciplines, grammar etc. of the language. Thank you Jennifer.

Gulnar (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jenny is an amazing teacher! Jenny is always prompt with regards to communication and lessons. I am also very impressed with Jenny`s knowledge and grasp of the subject. Her support and input has made a real difference to my son`s grades. I would absolutely recommend Jenny to all prospective students.

Kathryn (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Really helpful, provides a lot of resources to improve exam technique, speaking and reading & listening.

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