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Member Since: 25/01/2013
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My Qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
University of Portsmouth
Teaching Modern Languages
pass  (1995)
University of Portsmouth
passed all the exams  (1994)
Overseas Qualification
Nancy 2
Licence d`Anglais mention FLE
passed all the exams  (1993)

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How references rated Catherine

Rates summary: 37.50 to 56.25 per hour
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Information about Catherine

UPDATE: I currently teach ONLINE using Skype / Facetime and Google Docs.


I am a qualified, native French teacher (PGCE from the University of Portsmouth, Summer 1994).
I came to live in the UK in 1993, started teaching in a school in Sept. 1994 and teaching privately in 1998.

I have been a French examiner since 1998 so I am very aware of the skills and knowledge required by examination boards. I am currently a team leader for French GCSE and an examiner for A2. Examining gives me a really good insight into what is required by Ofqual / examination boards and I think that I do a very good job at preparing candidates for their French exams.

I have taught a wide range of students over the years: KS3, GCSE and A Level, adult learners, younger children and adults in a business environment.
What I enjoy the most is to see people make big improvements and become confident with their French, from the moment they start to understand how the language works.
I am a good communicator and I always strive to first understand people`s learning styles and difficulties so we can work on these and start to make progress, once the foundations have been secured (back) into place.

I am a dedicated, hard working and well organized person who enjoys seeing her pupils do well and (re)gain confidence.

I plan all my lessons very methodically and provide all papers / worksheets to my pupils. I also set homework for my pupils, which I believe is very important.

Availability: Please do not hesitate to contact me with regards to my availability.

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: I have worked as a private tutor since September 1998. I enjoy every single minute of my private tuition and I think my pupils do too! My aim is to see all my pupils improve their level of French and their confidence and their willingness to spontaneously express themselves in French. I love teaching all different types of pupils. I have particular experience in teaching GCSE and A Level students as I have been an examiner for over 2 decades, since June 1998) now for examination boards and I know the requirements well.

I have taught French to Year 7 to Year 13 at Brooke Weston CTC in Corby and at Southfields School for Girls in Kettering. I have also taught German to GCSE level at both these schools.

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Feedback For Catherine (5)

We have a total of 5 review(s) for Catherine.

Aniko (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is an exceptional teacher. My daughter`s confidence has grown already after just a few lessons.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your very kind words Aniko. I do my best to help pupils achieve their best. Your daughter is hardworking and takes onboard all we discuss, doing all her homework and asking questions. She`s going to make good progress thanks to these qualities too. She is such a lovely person to teach. Thank you again!

Claudia (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is very approachable, patient and empathetic - my daughter`s not exactly thrilled at doing French in the holidays but needs must! - and always well prepared. Thank you!

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much Claudia! I`m sorry I didn`t respond sooner. I`ve only just noticed your review! I hope you`re all doing well and that your daughter did start to enjoy French a little bit more after our lessons. It`s a hard subject if you have a more `scientific mind` but it can be done! All the best, Catherine.

Chiara (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is helping me prepare for an advanced French exam. She is very nice and well prepared, attending lessons with her is a real pleasure!

Tutors Response :

Merci beaucoup Chiara! I`m so sorry, I`ve only just seen your feedback. I truly enjoyed teaching you and seeing you gain the confidence to enter for the C1 exam which you later passed! I hope you and your family are all well. You are a wonderful person and teacher and I feel very proud and lucky to have been able to help you in a small way. Mille grazie!

Caroline (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine has been enthusiastic and patient with Thomas. She has lots of ideas as to what he can write and discuss and is happy to look over work from school too. We are very pleased with our choice!

Tutors Response :

Dear Caroline,
Many thanks for your kind words. They are very much appreciated.
Kind regards,

Jill (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is friendly and approachable. She is always punctual. My daughter has had three lessons so far and is already finding the extra tuition beneficial. I would highly recommend Catherine!

Tutors Response :

Dear Jill,
Many thanks for your feedback. It is very much appreciated.
Kindest regards,
Catherine Tew.

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