The University of Sheffield
French and English
The University of Sheffield
French & English
Information about Edwin
I taught modern languages [mainly French] for 25 years from year 7 to adult learners at secondary level [11- 18] and tertiary level [18+].
Since leaving teaching, I have had a variety of jobs since then including working for a translation/interpreting agency and NHS Interpreting Services and doing private tuition to students of varying ages, abilities and ambitions.
I have taught French, Spanish and Italian ab initio to post A Level
My mother was Italian - Italian [near native]
Speak French [near native]
Spanish and Portuguese.
Availability: Weekdays am & pm
Evenings [not weekend]
Saturday am & pm
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I taught modern languages [mainly French] for 25 years from year 7 to adult learners at secondary level [11- 18] and tertiary level [18+]. and private tuition to students of varying ages, abilities and ambitions.
Tutoring Approach / Philosophy
You hear and you forget. You see and you believe. You do and you understand. You understand and you have a sense of success in it. You have a sense of success in it and it is yours.
I always adapt each lesson according to the student`s personality and needs. At the beginning I usually discuss with students what they want to achieve as a target and what topics interest them most and I will meet their needs. My students have achieved good results and have improved their level of learning.
I tailor the learning processes and techniques differently to each student.
For whatever reason you need to learn or update your foreign language skills - business, pleasure, exams etc. - I can help you achieve your goals.
I tailor my teaching styles to your learning needs and objectives. There is no need to buy expensive courses. I will provide the necessary materials. All you need to provide is the enthusiasm to learn. You need to commit to a few minutes each day of personal learning.
I usually have a preliminary meeting with you to ascertain what you need and if you have any prior learning in the target language.
I then adapt my lessons to your level and your specific needs. I integrate new learning into your existing knowledge base - if any. I will give you strategies for easy vocabulary learning and build on that vocabulary with accessible grammar so that you can start to talk on an ever- widening number of topics.
I create a comfortable teaching environment so that each student can concentrate and be motivated.
My two main aims are to
+ To promote active learning.
+ To encourage communication.
I help you learn on a 1-to-1 basis or in small groups [max 6].
I also teach small groups.
Small groups have several advantages: -
+ Small groups allow students to bring their own experience to the learning process
+ Small groups encourage active learning rather than passive listening
+ Students take more responsibility for their own learning
+ Students learn from each other`s demonstrations, examples, insights, and mistakes
+ Students develop interpersonal communication skills, such as listening, collaborating
+ Students become more competent and more confident more quickly
Feedback For Edwin (4)
Edwin is a calm and engaging tutor who has tailored his teaching to my sons needs. His patience and his sense of humour has been amazing. Sessions are both challenge and fun.
Edwin has a relaxed, informal teaching style, but ensures that my daughter is always stretched at every lesson. Lots of preparation, handouts and guidance on methods of learning. Would definitely recommend.
My son felt at ease immediately with Mr Edwin`s gentle approach with his teaching and this boosted my son`s confidence in his subjects quickly.
A very good tutor for GCSE level he made my son very comfortable and all lessons were easy to understand and interesting would recommend
Tutors Response :
Thank you. Glad I was able to help.