Subjects I teach
English Language and Literature up to undergraduate
Spanish up to A-Level
French up to A-Level
Academic writing up to post-graduate level
Professional private tutor: English Language and Literature A level (OCR); French A level (AQA, OCR).
Tutor in English for Academic Purposes, to post-graduate level: University College London
Secondary school teacher, for university entrance: English Language and Literature, St Barnabas High School, Johannesburg, South Africa
Secondary school teacher, for university entrance: French, The Hill High School, Johannesburg, South Africa
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, to business people and secondary-school students, Barcelona, Spain
University of Cape Town, South Africa: BA, English Language and Literature
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa: PGCE equivalent
Leicester University: MA, Mass Communications
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa: BA(Hons) Translation Studies: Spanish, French
International House, London: Certificate in TEFL
My Approach to Private Tuition
I help my students reach their goals by having a clear understanding of their needs and expectations and building a constructive and trusting relationship. I make sure that along the learning journey, students become increasingly confident and independent. I do whatever it takes to prepare them for exams and apply sound examination techniques. At the same time, my own enthusiasm helps to inspire them to love what they are learning. I make sure that there is a good balance between the necessary support on the one hand, and enough to keep the student stretched and challenged. And there is always laughter in my lessons!
My video Introduction
I enjoy thinking up good lines for comedies!