University of Southern Queensland, Australia
International House, London
RSA diploma in TEFL
University of Warwick
PGCE for teaching German, French and EFL/ESL
University of Salford
Modern Languages and Sociology
Upper Second Class (1980)
Information about Wendy
With a BA (hons), an MEd and a PGCE and having lived and worked in Germany (both East and West) for 7 years I am a very well-qualified and extremely experienced specialist teacher of German.
I have more than 35 years` teaching experience in schools/colleges of further education and am now specialising in teaching the areas I love the most: GCSE and A level German. I have helped numerous students to gain really top grades in their GCSE and A level exams over the years and have lots and lots of interesting supplementary GCSE and A level material. I help students to improve their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing and I am an expert in explaining grammar which students often find quite daunting! I can also provide exam practice in all four skills.
I have taught students following the AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas and IGCSE syllabus and am currently working part-time for an internationally renowned home-schooling organisation as a teacher and marker .I am also very familiar with the AQA and Eduqas A level exam syllabus. So if you want a dedicated teacher who loves teaching GCSE and A level German, has helped many students gain excellent marks and really knows what she is doing, please read all my feedback and think about contacting me.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I have been teaching for more since 1983. I have experience teaching both German (beginners, GCSE,`A` level and Business German), French (beginners and GCSE) and EFL (Cambridge KET, PET, First Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Proficiency, IELTS & Business English.) I have taught teenagers and adults of all levels and nationalities in the UK, Germany, Spain and the UAE.
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Feedback For Wendy (27)
Wendy tutored our daughter Rose for her A level German for about 6 months. Rose found German hard and Wendy increased both her confidence and her attainment level. Rose got the grades she needed to for her first choice at A level with much help from Wendy. Thanks so much Wendy.
My son loves his lessons with Wendy. She makes lessons interesting. She has been very flexible to what we needed.
Wendy is a very good tutor, my daughter loved her lesson.
Wendy is clam and professional In her teaching style. She made a very good rapport with my daughter. She is prepared for her Lesson and ensure progress is communicated to parents. Wendy is aware of various exams board, and she ensures her pupil feels confident and enjoy the lesson. Recommend teacher.
Very professional. Lovely mannerism - she put my son at ease. Very structured lesson- and well planned. Lots of speaking which is helping him. interesting lesson topics which are well thought out.
Efficient, friendly and good.
Immediately struck up a rapport with my daughter, even via video calling (which initially I was slightly sceptical about) extremely experienced and definitely one that stood out professionally. Would recommend Wendy for anyone looking to bolster their German for impending GCSE exams.
Wendy was the perfect fit. Her knowledge of German GCSE level really helped support my daughter through her final year and achieve a grade A. Great calm teaching style that put my daughter at ease and enabled her to learn/ understand better. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their grades/ linguistic skills in German. Mrs Clare, Kent.
Thank you Wendy for quickly zeroing in our son`s needs, and providing lots of great material and support. He found your approach both supportive and helpful.
Wendy recently provided GCSE German tutoring (online) for my son in the last few months of year 11. I sought a tutor because my son was struggling with German, not enjoying it, demotivated and his predicted grade was lower than all his other subjects. Wendy was very professional, had good communication with us throughout and emailed worksheets and materials before the start of each lesson. She formed a good relationship with my son, which increased his confidence. As a result, his German teacher at school noticed an improvement in his performance in class and his test results and suggested that rather than enter him for the intermediate GCSE paper (which had been his suggested path and allows a top mark of grade 5), that he be entered for the higher paper. He ended up achieving a grade 6 at GCSE German, which I am confident would not have been possible without Wendy`s tutoring. I have no hesitation in recommending Wendy as a German GCSE tutor.
Wendy is a great tutor and a very kind person. She is teaching for A levels. She is well-organised, she explains well and makes the lesson interesting.
Wendy tutored my son and daughter through GCSE and A level German. She was brilliant. Both children thrived under her tuition, gaining confidence in written and spoke German. I cant recommend Wendy highly enough. So glad I found her
Wendy has been a fabulous find for my year 9 home-educated son. She is organised and always well-prepared. She always adapts the next lesson to cover things if it becomes clear that there are gaps in his knowledge. She is very patient with him, whilst also making sure he doesn`t `get away with anything` - especially pronunciation. She has been very flexible around our timetable - which is just what we need. I`d highly recommend her and hope that we will be using her services right through to GCSE / IGCSE level.
Our son is really happy with this tutor and already got a lot more confident in German. Wendy`s a keeper!
Brilliant tutor and son found her easy to learn from. She gave him the confidence he was lacking. Thank you
Wendy is really positive and explains German to my daughter in a clear and fun way.
My daughter has been using Wendy for a few weeks now and is really benefiting from her positive teaching. She is gaining more confidence to speak German .
Wendy is a wonderful tutor and from the first lesson has had a positive rapport with my son, who had been struggling with French. She has really improved his understanding of how to use the grammar in sentence structures. His confidence improved from the beginning and we can really see the benefits with his language skills. He is enjoying French as a subject again :) Thank you!
Wendy was excellent. Two preGCSE sessions with my daughter which were extremely helpful and well structured for her needs.
My daughter found Wendy a very good teacher. She has only had 2 lessons yet.
Wendy is such an excellent tutor. She really understands her student and has really quickly helped with confidence in German! I`d highly recommend her
A talented and friendly tutor who`s ability to teach the German language is just superb. Very highly recommended.
Wendy is a fantastic tutor, bubbly and very encouraging. She has really helped my son improve his confidence and he is making better progress as a result. Wendy carefully matches GCSE content requirements with practical activities both spoken and written. I would highly recommend her.
Great. A gifted tutor with excellent course material
Our 10 years old daughter loved her first lesson with Wendy.
Shes a keeper!
We have been very impressed with Wendy. She was very welcoming at our first lesson and quickly adapted it to what we wanted to cover. The following lessons (and homework!) have concentrated on our required topics and have been extremely well prepared. With Wendy`s expertise and encouragement, we are both moving forward in written and conversational German. We can highly recommend her.