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Claire

Claire
Claire
Tutor
Ware, Hertfordshire
Feedback Score:
+11
Member Since: 06/05/2019
Last Login: 16 minutes ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 13 hours

My Qualifications

QTLS
Society for Education and Training
QTLS Secondary
Distinction  (2017)
PGCE
University of Cardiff
PGCE
Distinction  (1995)
BA
The University of Bradford
Spanish and Management
2:1  (1992)

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Rates summary: 35.00 to 37.50 per hour
KS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Spanish£35£35£35£37.50£35

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Information about Claire

I am an experienced teacher of 26 years, at the moment work in a Secondary school as a Spanish teacher. I can teach AQA and Edexcel Spanish at KS3, KS4 and KS5.I currently work at a school where we have taught MFL according to the NCELP Pedagogy. After 3 years of training we have expertise in the new expectations for language teaching. We have worked with several Hertordshire schools and have trained them on the new teaching methodology. The new GCSE Specification is due to be introduced soon and and our current Year 7 pupils will be equipped to make excellent progress to tackle the new assessments.
I can adapt my teaching to any exam board as I am very experienced at meeting the needs of individual pupils. I have taught Spanish in a Primary school for 12 years where I was the subject leader.
I have taught lots of adults Spanish and I really love it ! I have taught Spanish to business people, for people who have properties in Spain, and pupils who want to improve their fluency. I have a lot of teaching experience of teaching people online and have taught international students for example a footballer who is learning Spanish to coach Mexican children in the U.S.A. or pupils at International Schools.
I find that tutoring enables pupils to ask those questions that they may not have felt able to ask at school. I find it very rewarding as a tutor when pupils begin to understand parts of the course which they were finding difficult. I especially like to see pupils gain confidence in their ability to speak and write in Spanish. I really love tutoring and have been told that I have great communication skills. I find it easy to build a rapport with pupils on a one to one basis and I am very flexible with my approach to teaching.
I have lots of experience of teaching pupils with SEN and I adapt my teaching to suit their needs. I have done training on how to tutor pupils with ASD, ADHD and dyslexia and how to support pupils with mental health issues. Due to lockdown a lot of pupils were struggling with school. Last year I saw real progress with one of my pupils who was not attending school and was overwhelmed with too much work. After a period of tuition she was more confident when she returned to school and she went from achieving a Grade 5 to a Grade 7 at GCSE.
With 21 years experience of working in an Outstanding Academy I have the skills to stretch and challenge the most able pupils. I have tutored pupils that have wanted help with their Oxbridge applications. I have helped undergraduates practise for their oral exams and with their Translation skills for the Speaking modules. I recently supported an undergraduate doing a degree in International Relations and Spanish and helped her with her oral portfolio. We worked on her translation skills for her final year modules as well. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree and was really pleased with the tuition she had.
If you are looking for some individual tutoring to help with specific parts of a syllabus I am here to help you.

Availability: Monday all day. Weds after school.Thursday all day and evening. Friday afternoon. Saturday morning. Sunday afternoon.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: Have taught :
A`level Spanish Edexcel and AQA
GCSE Spanish Edexcel and AQA
In a Primary School for 9 years
Head of Spanish for 8 years in charge of KS3/4 and KS5
Adult classes of Beginners and Intermediate
Form tutor in a Secondary school ranging from Year 7 - Year 13
Examiner for AQA level Edexcel papers

Courses completed:
NCELP trained language teacher
How to teach pupils with SEN especially ASD and ADHD. The focus was on delivery Modern Languages effectively.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Claire (11)

We have a total of 11 review(s) for Claire.

Gordon (Mr)
27/06/2022

5/5 Rating

My son got on very well with Claire and she provided exactly the sort of encouragement he needed give that he is not naturally adept at learning languages. I have asked my son and he agrees that Claire was very good for his learning. She was thoroughly professional and I would definitely recommend.


Claire (Mrs)
20/06/2022

5/5 Rating

I highly recommend Claire as a tutor. Her patient and friendly approach and high quality teaching has helped boost my son`s confidence in Spanish in the few months that she has been teaching him prior to him sitting his gcses. He has enjoyed his lessons with her and says that she is a fantastic teacher. Thank you for all your help!


Sarah (Mrs)
12/06/2022

5/5 Rating

Claire is a good tutor. She prepares material in advance and this is sent to the student in advance. The lesson was fun and interactive and tailored to what my daughter was learning at school. Grammatical points were also included. I would not hesitate to recommend Claire. She appears to have an excellent knowledge of the GCSE requirements.


Reena (Mrs)
07/05/2022

5/5 Rating

So pleased we found Claire to tutor my son just before his year 10 mocks, Claire filled him with confidence.Claire has tried to accommodate with timing when possible, which has been amazing. My son who has other tutors also speaks highly of Claire. Thanks for everything you are doing!


Lucy (Mrs)
28/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor

Tutors Response :

Thanks for your feedback.

Claire


dwan (Mrs)
17/02/2022

5/5 Rating

Claire has a well organised and very professional approach. Her teaching style is structured, comprehensive and clear to follow. She is very knowledgeable and I am hoping to see a big jump in my daughter’s grades with her help.


Susan (Mrs)
29/11/2021

5/5 Rating

Claire is a very knowledgeable, supportive and caring Spanish teacher who is always very well organised. I would recommend her.


Freja (Miss)
04/10/2020

5/5 Rating

Claire is really helping my daughter increase her confidence in Spanish.


Trish (Mrs)
15/06/2020

5/5 Rating

As a parent I am delighted with Claire as a tutor. She is so professional, always well planned and committed to her tutees. I think she goes over and above to give her students the very best education. I asked my daughter (age 15) for feedback. She said...’Claire is very knowledgeable and supportive. I think she is a really dedicated teacher and my confidence with Spanish has improved a lot since I started her lessons’.


Maroulla (Mrs)
22/08/2019

5/5 Rating

Claire is professional and well prepared for each of our lessons. She is knowledgeable and explains points clearly. She is aleays punctual and flexible if lessons need to be moved.


Davina (Mrs)
21/06/2019

5/5 Rating

My husband and I are really enjoying our Spanish lessons with Claire! They are engaging and we feel as if we are making really good progress. We highly recommend Claire.


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