University of Nottingham
Double Distinction (1972)
The University of Nottingham
BA (Hons) Russian Studies
1st Class (Hons) (1971)
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 students have been accepted at top universities, including Oxbridge. My fluency is maintained through regular exchanges, visits, and working with (indeed sometimes teaching!) native speakers.
Availability: I can be very flexible about hours, daytime or evenings.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have many years experience of teaching French to GCSE, A Level and IB in a variety of secondary schools, both mixed and single sex, Comprehensive and Selective. In the past I also led a Russian department. Over the past twenty years I have taught exclusively French in two leading girls schools. I have served as a Head of Languages and as an Assistant Headteacher. My work has included preparing students in French for Oxford and Cambridge, with a good track record of offers. I have also given support in English to EAL students and worked one-to-one with students who find French difficult. I have taught adult evening classes.
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Feedback For Jennifer (6)
Jenny has been fantastic with our son at very short notice helping him with his French GCSE. Very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Really helpful, provides a lot of resources to improve exam technique, speaking and reading & listening.