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Fully qualified teacher for 24 years & examiner of French and German.

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A bit about Carol

I am a fully qualified and experienced teacher of French and German and I taught in Secondary Schools for over 23 years. I now tutor exclusively and my age range for French and German is from pre-school to adults. I am an examiner for GCSE writing papers for German and for SATs papers for SPAG. My understanding of exams is fully up-to-date thanks to the training and standardisation processes I undertake as an examiner for MFL GCSEs. I also have a lot of experience teaching EFL to adults. When I plan my lessons, I always take the individual student and their needs/goals/aims into account. I always have a lot ready so that when it comes to the lesson, I can be guided by them which means my lessons are bespoke and flexible. Having taught for so many years means I am very good at judging when we need to pick up the pace or when we need to go over something again! I write a lot of my own resources, often bespoke for the individual learner. From feedback I have received, learners often praise my attention to detail, my patient and encouraging manner, my varied and fun lessons and the fact they make excellent progress with me. For me, ensuring that students have excellent value for money is really important - so that means filling the lessons and covering a lot, driving them and their learning forwards and meeting their needs whilst building positive and productive relationships with my learners. I also offer homework which I have been told is extremely useful as it means they're working on the subject outside of lessons as well which again helps their progress. I have been a classroom teacher in Secondary Schools for over 23 years and I have taught in Primary Schools in more recent years. I have been tutoring outside of schools for many years alongside my classroom teaching until 2020 when I made the decision to leave classroom teaching and concentrate exclusively on tutoring, which I now do. I love being a tutor and focussing just on this is one of the best decisions I have made professionally. I teach online for the vast majority of my lessons and despite not being face-to-face with my students, I am able to build relationships with them which is key for establishing what they are looking for from lessons and ensuring I do the best by them and get the best out of them. Getting to know them means my planning is specific to them. I really love tutoring and working with my learners. Watching them grow both academically and in their confidence is a real joy.

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Subject Level
English as a Foreign Language EFL EFL
French General
German General
Exam Technique Exam Technique
French GCSE
German GCSE

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