I read Modern Languages (major German and minor French) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and am very enthusiastic about Germany and France - their language, culture and people. I spent an academic year at the University of Tübingen during my degree, two months on placement in Nancy (Lorraine), and then three months working in Hannover during my postgraduate diploma.
I like to work with the language learner using a structured, easy to follow approach, tailored to their requirements. I devote time to assessing the strengths, weaknesses and motivation of the student - how I can best build up their skills and confidence.
Availability: I am usually available weekday evenings from 16.00, but please get in touch to check.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I gave English tuition to students while at university in Germany. Later on a career change brought me back to teaching, when I assisted the German teacher of a London college with groups of A level German students.
I also qualified as a TEFL teacher and gained the PTLLS qualification in 2011. I built up further experience teaching English as a foreign language to young people in a London language school. I am based in Winchester and have been tutoring regularly since 2011.
I currently offer German and French at KS3, GCSE and A level, as well as to adult learners, and English at KS3 and GCSE level, and English as a foreign language to international students at elementary, intermediate, advanced and proficient levels.
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Mark has helped our son improve his written and spoken German in preparation for his GCSE. He was always punctual and a good communicator, working with great patience. I can definitly say that Mark heped our son to improve over a short space of time, was encouraging and developed a good rapport. I would recommend him to others based on our experience of his tutoring services.
I have had two sessions with Mark and have enjoyed each one. He comes to my house. I am an adult learner, wanting to learn German for when I visit Germany. He came armed with many questions to understand my current level of knowledge and areas of interest. He is always interested in feedback and has even given me useful websites to look up, as well as homework.