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Brighton, Sussex BN1
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Member Since: 21/03/2012
Last Login: 17 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
Pass  (2005)

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Tutors ID Verified
How references rated Valerie

Rates summary: 22.00 to 40.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner

Information about Valerie

I am a bilingual qualified and experienced languages and mathematics teacher. I love my job ! My lessons tend to involve hard work but also plenty of laughter. My satisfaction comes from progression in my students.

I love the sounds of languages and their wonderful grammar - not as surprising as it may sound. More surprisingly, even my students end up enjoying it !

I love the precision of mathematics, yet the numerous ways in which it can be taught, using a variety of methodologies, including kineasthetic approaches.

I tailor my lessons to the individual need and am also happy to work with groups.

Availability: I work Monday-Thursday and alternate Saturdays.

I tutor from my home in a dedicated well resourced teaching room.

All rates are dependent upon level.
48 hrs cancellation notice of any session is required or the session is payable in full.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have worked as a teacher of French, German, English and Mathematics in secondary and primary schools. I have worked with foreign language students learning English.

I have experience of working with Dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD and Autism both in a school setting as well as in my home.

I have also worked teaching managers and directors in business settings.

French to all levels
English (KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, TEFL)
Maths (KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4)

I use a variety of media, dependent upon the subject taught. With special education, I incorporate kinaesthetic approaches.

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Feedback For Valerie (11)

We have a total of 14 review(s) for Valerie.

Paul (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Valerie has been teaching my partner to learn English as a second language. He speaks Russian and Valerie has structured a curriculum that focuses on areas essential for life and working in England. The feedback is positive and my partner looks forward to his twice weekly lessons.

Julie ()

5/5 Rating

Valerie, is very informative, gives relevant exercises to do and great feedback on each session.

Happy to have found her it`s just a shame the site is not a great way of communicating with a tutor due to all the restrictions on it.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Kelsie is lovely and very willing to work with me. Valerie

Carita (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Valerie really helped me improve my language skills as well as my confidence with speaking. She was very patient and made each session enjoyable as well as helping me to make progress with French. Would recommend to anyone who is struggling with French!

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much Carita ! You were already very accomplished and willing to work on the areas of which you were unsure. Wishing you the very best in your results. Valerie

Emma (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Valerie has given my daughter back the confidence to enjoy learning French again. Her lessons are planned to the individuals needs - she is helping my daughter to achieve her potential.
Valerie`s professional attitude is impressive and I would highly recommend her as a tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much, Emma ! Sylvie works really well and is very targeted. Valerie

Maizey-jo (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Valerie is completely wonderful, hilarious and really tailors the sessions to exactly what you need. Would very highly recommend her!

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Maizey ! It is a pleasure and priviledge to work with you. Valerie

Kerry (Dr)

1/5 Rating

This tutor was quite rude on the phone to me when she found that I hadn’t sent my son to her with payment in cash for the 1st session.
I had not realised this was necessary. Valerie insisted that she had made it very clear in all correspondence that the session could not happen without cash. I apologised profusely and meanwhile she sent my son back home which was humiliating for us both.
Later I checked all correspondence and actually there had been no mention of cash only.
We have decided not use this tutor and found her puzzling in her attitude.

Tutors Response :

Dear Kerry

I am sorry if you were unable to read the correspondance, but it was made very clear in the email below sent to you on the 29/11/18 at 14:48. I also spoke to you on the phone and requested that you drop the money round or for your son to collect it from you (you live just round the corner), neither of which were acceptable to you. I provide straight forward instructions. No other student has had difficulty abiding by these clear rules. I am not flexible on this, as it is a indicator to me on how successful communication will be with the parent. I hope you were able to locate a tutor to meet your lovely son`s needs.

Hi Kerry

That`s fine. Most teens react to their like or dislike of teachers or how well/badly they understand them.

Would you like the Thursday slot at 3.45pm ?

I will accept your son as a student, and your purchase of my details will act as confirmation of the slot (the site charges a one-off fee for the checks they carry out on me).

Sessions are payed weekly at the start of each session, in cash. Notification of 48 hrs is needed or session is charged. My fee is £25 per hr.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

Kind regards


Cisca (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Valerie has a wonderfully thoughtful, individualised and patient approach to her classes, and bubbles with a contagious enthusiasm.
She invests a great deal in her students and I may therefore recommend her very highly indeed.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Cisca ! It was a pleasure to work with you. Valerie

Alan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent professional tutor who also makes each session great fun. Charming, diligent and knowledgeable.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Alan, for your lovely words ! You are a pleasure to tutor. Kind regards Valerie

Alex (Ms)

3/5 Rating

My daughter visited Valerie for one session only so can’t really leave much feedback. We found out that my daughter’s school were also offering extra French tuition on the same day so decided to do those sessions instead.
Valerie seemed very passionate and dedicated to her teaching.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback ! I wish you the very best. Valerie

Julie (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Valerie was really helpful and very kind too. A great mix in a tutor

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Julie, for your lovely feedback ! Alfie was very sweet. Valerie

Gini (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Very helpful in initial communications. Unfortunately I can`t give more feedback than that as we decided in the end that the round trip to Brighton was too far and we have ended up engaging someone who comes home to us.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I wish you all the very best.

Thanuja (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Hello, this is the second feedback I am leaving.

Very grateful to Valerie for tutoring my son. She is a very fun, organised and efficient tutor. Having just moved to the UK from France, my son was particular that he wanted someone who had very good spoken French. Valerie had beautiful spoken French which was particularly nice to hear.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your kind words your son was a pleasure to teach.

All the very best Valérie

Tracey (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We would highly recommend Valerie as a fantastic tutor. She is very professional and has a great understanding of what her students need help with! Valerie has managed to help my daughter actually enjoy maths , whilst learning & have a great improvement in this subject! An excellent tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Tracey ! Harriet is a great child with which to work. Valerie

Liliya (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Valerie has been really helpful with me so far and seems to have a perfect ear for noting out the reasons behind pronunciation problems and the ability to find the right ways to solve them. I really appreciate her efforts and I can see that her positive and encouraging approach is making changes in a short time!