I am an English and Modern Foreign Language teacher with over 8 years experience teaching within local secondary and primary schools. I am a friendly and supportive person who gets excellent results by making lessons fun as well as informative. I always discuss the needs of my new pupils very carefully and aim to build their confidence in the subject. I find that practice in exam techniques invariably helps to rapidly improve grades.
I prep students for exams at GCSE and at A Level, providing techniques and strategies in planning and answering essay questions as well as conversation and grammar practice for languages. I have extensive knowledge of all exam boards and syllabi,in particular AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas, as well as IGCSE and Cambridge exam boards (CIE).
I also provide support and tutor children in preparation for 11+ and common entrance exams, with many pupils gaining places at their desired school.
In addition, I am experienced in teaching English to adults in preparation for IELTS and Cambridge exams.
I regularly attend courses to keep up-to-date with changes within the curriclum and syllabi and am qualified to teach the new English and languages GCSE 9-1 which will first be examined in 2017.
I encourage independent and critical thinking and like to provide an insight into European culture, through Literature and Art.
Availability: Am flexible to suit the needs of the student.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I teach French, German and English at GCSE, lower secondary and at A level. I have had great results with students, many fulfilling their predicted grades and above. I am happy to provide references upon request.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
Reference: Awaiting response
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Excellent tutor, highly recommended!
Our son did well in his German & English GCSE exams. Thank you Silvana for all your support & dedication!
My son improved quite a lot.
Thank you so much for your help.
Friendly and Reliable, highly recommended
Silvana is passionate and knowlegable in her subject area. A current secondary teacher she is familiar and thorough and has brought my daughter along well in her second year of A Levels
Excellent tutor for my son who was preparing for his French conversation exams! She is well prepared and very motivational.
Since starting to tutor my daughter (who sits GCSE French next summer 2016) her grades have progressed from Cs to A/Bs. She is really enjoying French in a way she didn`t before and is making really good progress. Thank you Silvana.
So far so good. My son is finding his sessions with Silvana very useful & enjoyable!
Silvana is a lovely lady who has offered great advise and tutoring to my girls.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for your feedback it is much appreciated. Both girls are eager to learn, and it makes my job so much more rewarding and enjoyable and a great environment to teach in. I`m certain with the preparation and practice of exam technique and comprehension, they will both do very well in their entrance exams. Kind Regards, Silvana
Silvana was an excellent English tutor for my Year 10 son. Patient, encouraging and knows how to bring out the best in teenagers. A necessity for tutoring Year 10/11s! I`d thoroughly recommend her.
Silvana is very professional, thorough, reliable and I would highly recommend her.