Dawn (Tutor in Hounslow)
French and Spanish (4 years)
Information about Dawn
After teaching French and Spanish to a range of abilities at secondary schools, I now tutor students from home, as well as marking GCSE papers in June, and writing about education. I also tutor English Literature and Language at GCSE level.
Many students come to me for help with GCSEs and A Levels, and I am used to a range of exam boards. I also take on students who want to sit language exams privately, guiding them through the whole syllabus. English students often know the syllabus well but need help with essays and exam technique, and I am ready to help with this.
I have a range of resources from grammar books and text books, games, flashcards, and whatever else might help. I always aim to tailor lessons to suit each person`s needs, so tend to work from a variety of materials and try to make each lesson varied.
A parent as well as a teacher, I am aware of the difference private tuition can make, but also the financial cost to families. I therefore take my role very seriously, planning ahead as much as possible to maximise the time, but also being flexible and responsive to different needs.
Availability: I can be available after school/college. I can also arrange a regular daytime lesson, or some weekend times.
Please note that I teach from my home in Hounslow and am currently unable to travel to students` homes.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: After teaching English overseas, I worked as a Secondary school French and Spanish teacher up to A Level before becoming a private tutor. I have continued to teach private pupils as well as marking exam scri pts for Pearson Edexcel and writing about education.
Feedback For Dawn (6)
My son has had a few French lessons with Dawn over the summer holidays so far and we hope to continue into next year. Dawn is an excellent language tutor and knows the syllabus very well, as well as being able to understand how an individual tutee needs support. I am confident that my son is consolidating his foundations in French and will do very well in his final GCSEs with Dawns help and guidance.
My son has had 2 lessons with Dawn so far and has found them extremely helpful. Dawn listened to exactly what he wanted and has targeted the lessons to the areas he felt he needed to focus on. It has been a great start.
My daughter received A level French tuition from Dawn and I am glad to say that she has been an extremely helpful tutor. Her awareness and understanding of the syllabus, alongside her flexibility with topics in lessons have been great.
My daughter specifically mentioned how Dawn efficiently time manages her lessons, ensuring that they go through a range of tasks according to what her pupil would like to work on.. without wasting any time.
Dawn has given my daughter confidence and encouragement. She is well-prepared and has been very flexible in giving us lots of extra sessions in the run-up to an exam. Really pleased with everything.
Very helpful, gave good feedback, took time to explain teaching method, listened to concerns, highly recommended.
Dawn has been giving French lessons to my daughter (year 7) since January 2016. My daughter finds Dawns way of explaining a language very effective.
We also found it very beneficial that Dawn can teach Spanish too my daughter is learning Spanish as well as French at school. Dawn was able to assist my daughter with her Spanish revision when needed.
My daughter has achieved a good level of understanding of both French and Spanish and has gained more confidence in learning a new language.
We are very happy with Dawns teaching style and are still continuing with lessons as our daughter moves to year 8.