University of Cambridge
The Cheltenham Ladies` College
Information about Gabrielle
I have an MA in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) from Cambridge University and am passionate about the languages and civilisations. I am competent in both languages and can teach from scratch. I have a broad knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek literature and I teach how to understand texts for GCSE and A Level. I also teach English Language, English Literature and French to GCSE and tutor for 11+ and Common Entrance exams.
My teaching approach is to tailor the lessons to the child`s needs and to make them enjoyable and interesting. Many of my pupils in English GCSE approached me because they were having difficulty writing essays to time under exam conditions. I have enabled them to achieve this by breaking down the allotted time into segments for an introduction, the various points to be made, a conclusion, plus time for checking their work. I also teach them to improve their punctuation which adds to their marks.
My style of teaching Latin, Greek and French is to concentrate on the grammar. I find that pupils understand this better if they translate sentences from English into those languages. However, too much grammar can be overwhelming and so it is important to balance that with interesting translations into English as well as having discussions about the culture, history and literature of those civilisations.
My Common Entrance and 11+ teaching is tailored to the entrance exam for each school. The maths papers contain standard topics but there`s wide variation for English. Some schools require only an essay for English entrance, others set a comprehension and verbal reasoning questions.
The exam results of my GCSE pupils have all exceeded their schools` expectations and every one of my Common Entrance and 11+ pupils have secured places at their desired schools.
I have excellent references.
Willing to travel: 12 miles
Experience: I have been tutoring for a number of years and my pupils have had excellent results in Latin, Greek, French and Englsh GCSE and passed 11+ and Common Entrance exams. English Literature texts which I have taught include Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, Blood Brothers, An Inspector Calls, The Sign of Four and Animal Farm.
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Gabrielle is a confident, experienced tutor with an easy going manner. She made my daughter feel very comfortable and more confident about exams/tests which in turn helped increase her predicted grades to 8 and 9. She provided support with homework and practiced exam style questions in a relaxed environment, fully adapted to my daughter`s requirements.
My Year 5 daughter has been having weekly one-hour lessons with Gabrielle (via Zoom) since January 2021. Gabrielle covers maths and English and also works on 11+ material. We initially wanted help from a tutor to help `fill in the gaps` that have inevitably arisen through home schooling. Gabrielle does that and so much more; she provides our daughter with the extra challenge she needs that school cannot always provide. At a recent parents` evening, we were told that our daughter is now working at greater depth across all key subjects, and I have no doubt that the help Gabrielle is providing has contributed to this. Gabrielle is also very personable and engaging. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
very good tutor
My daughter is liking the variety of Gabrielle`s lessons and she is really making progress - thank you.
I am very happy with Mrs Gabrielle. I am glad to find her in my tough year. My child is making a great progress with her. She is very good and the most responsible tutor.
Extremely happy with Gabrielle. She is professional, flexible and very pleasant. I would highly recommend Gabrielle. S, mum of 2 who also happens to be a teacher!
Gabrielle has really understood our son quickly and how to help him develop more effective exam techniques. She has a very positive and engaging style, and has adapted and tailored her approach to supporting him and ensures that their time together is very effective. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Gabrielle as an excellent tutor.
Mrs Gabrielle taught my daughter Ancient Greek at G.C.S.E level. She managed to introduce this language to my child with vigour and enthusiasm. Furthermore she was always reliable and well prepared for her lessons. I highly recommend this tutor to anyone that has a keen interest in Classics.
Gabrielle was very helpful with my brothers entrance exam. Excellent Latin teacher!
Yin Yin (Ms)
Mrs Gabrielle is kindly and has been most encouraging. She is clear in her explanation.
Gabrielle helped my daughter to prepare for her English Language and Literature GCSEs with lessons that were both interesting and informative. She gave her a much deeper understanding of the set texts and the feedback on the language homework was constructive.
My son was unsure about Gabrielle at first however he is now comfortable with her and is finding her way of teaching very useful.
My daughter is really enjoying her sessions with Gabrielle and she feels so much confident with the subject. Thank you.
Gabrielle has been an excellent tutor for my daughter. She is very professional, kind and patient. She shows up on time, with a plan of action, provides helpful and detailed feedback.
Gabrielle has been fantastic helping our eight year old son with his English and Maths. He really looks forward to her lessons (which are innovative and entertaining - on one occasion involving sugar lumps to explain the concept of cubed numbers)! She has increased his knowledge and confidence and we are looking forward to continuing. Thank you so much.
It has only been a few weeks but Gabrielle has made my daughter`s confidence grow and I am sure that with Gabrielle`s expert guidance my daughter will achieve the best she can in her GCSE english exams. Keep up the good work!
Gabrielle has been a great help to my sons French GCSEs. She is very kind and understanding into improving his grammar. I want to thank her very much.
Gabrielle is extremely reliable and punctual. She travels to our home to tutor my daughter which is a great help to us. Her lessons are well planned out and organised and my daughter has gained in confidence in french with Gabrielle`s help. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a french tutor.
Excellent Tutor! My daughter is improving her Latin and Greek. I strongly recommend Gabrielle.