Rachael is an experienced, enthusiastic Modern Foreign Languages and English teacher based in Putney. Her passion for languages was developed throughout her education and experiences abroad. Rachael is a GCSE French specialist and examiner. She is also TEFL trained and has twice lived and worked in France, teaching English to both primary and secondary aged students as well as running classes for adult learners. In 2014 Rachael spent three months immersed in the Spanish culture whilst developing her Spanish language skills.
In her free time Rachael enjoys photography, running, yoga, badminton and as much travel to new and exciting places as possible!
Availability: I am currently available both weekday and weekend daytime and evening.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: Rachael`s experience of teaching is extensive. She has been a fully-qualified Modern Foreign Languages secondary school teacher for nine years, teaching French up to A level as well as Spanish to year 9. Rachael has held the post of Head of Languages and Teaching and Learning Lead. Contact this Tutor
Rachael has also worked as a Specialist Leader in Education and Intervention teacher for an Academy Trust in Surrey. Her work involved coaching teachers in both Primary and Secondary schools to improve their teaching in terms of planning, behaviour management and ensuring their students progress. She has provided exam intervention for a number of schools. Rachael is also a examiner for the GCSE French exam.
Rachael has been a private tutor for the past six years. She has tutored students from year 6 to 11 and has a sound understanding of a number of GCSE exam boards including AQA, Edexcel and Cambridge iGCSE as well as tutoring for the Common Entrance exams. She also tutors adults for conversational French.
Rachael adapts her approach to tutoring depending on the tutee and their style of learning. She knows its essential to develop a high level of trust with her tutees which she does with her patience and encouragement whilst building their self-confidence in the subject, which is often lacking but incredibly important in language learning. Rachael understands the great need for a solid understanding of the language`s grammar as a foundation to build on and has perfected her approach to teaching this difficult aspect of language learning.
Rachael endeavours to make her lessons fun, focused and interactive. A variety of teaching methods and revision techniques are used and introduced in order to fulfil potential and achieve the highest possible results.
Rachael`s students have consistently made progress through her tuition as it effectively compliments their school based learning.