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Carol

£45/hr

Experienced (24yrs+) French & German Secondary School teacher/examiner

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A bit about Carol

Fully qualified and experienced French and German teacher and examiner and I taught in Secondary Schools for over 24 years mostly as a KS3 and GCSE French and German teacher. 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. I now tutor exclusively, mainly for school pupils, but I am happy to tutor all age ranges - my current range is from 9 years old to 78! 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. I was born in the UK but I spent the first couple of years as a baby/toddler living in Africa due to my father's job. We then went straight to Germany from there for a few years before moving to London, until I was high school age when my parents went back to Germany. So as a teenager I was brought up between Germany and boarding school in the UK which gave me a good start to my language learning journey, so that by the time I was learning it in school, my spoken German was already very good. I then went on to learn French in school as well which was interesting to learn it in a purely classroom-based way as it was different to how I'd learnt my German. I have always loved languages and so I felt very lucky that I could learn both and I went on to take them as A Levels and then a degree in both which meant a year abroad at university in both France and Germany. I then went straight into my PGCE in Secondary teaching and had a long career in Secondary schools including being an examiner for GCSE papers. After a while I did some teaching in Primary schools which is what led to being an examiner for KS2 English papers. I'm very grateful for how my international start in life paved the way for what I do now. I put myself through a Spanish GCSE a few years ago as an adult which was very enlightening and served as a good reminder for what it is like to be a pupil of languages.

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