I am a language graduate from King’s College London. I have a French and Portuguese degree and love sharing my knowledge with others. Since graduating I have been working as a full time private tutor. Languages have always been my biggest passion but I also have an interest for maths, literature and geography, all of which I took at A-level. I worked as a teaching assistant/ tutor for First Class Learning for two years. I had the privilege of helping younger children improve their English and Maths skills, through one to one tutoring. Their ages ranged from 5- 12 years, therefore I covered various levels of material. I also did work experience in my secondary school as a teaching assistant in the French department. During these two weeks I helped GCSE level students prepare for their oral French exams. I held practice speaking exams with them and made suggestions on how they could improve in order to achieve the highest level possible. I also recently ran some official GCSE Portuguese Oral exams in a school in Islington.
Subjects I teach
French GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate level, IB, Key Stage 2,3,4,5
Portuguese GCSE, A-Level, IB, Undergraduate level, Key Stage 2,3,4,5
English Literature GCSE, Key Stage 2,3,4
English Language GCSE, Key Stage 2,3
Mathematics Key Stage 2,3
Primary School Key Stage 2,3
Geography GCSE, Key Stage 2,3, A-Level
Kings College London 2013-2017
BA Portuguese and French Studies with a Year Abroad – 2:1
A Levels- French- A English Literature- A Geography- A Portuguese- A
AS Level – Maths C
GCSE- French A* , English Language and Literature A, Maths A, Science A, Religious Studies A, Statistics A, Geography A, Art A, ICT A.
My Approach to Private Tuition
I aim to provide a solid knowledge of what I am teaching, whilst also paying attention to the needs of the individual. For younger learners I like to motivate them by testing their comprehension with games and problems.
I intend to make sure the individual is understanding what I am teaching by making regular pauses and ensuring they have understood the material either by asking them to summarize what has just been said, or doing a quick mini test.
Most importantly, I hope to show great passion for what I am teaching, and this will encourage the student to also be passionate in their learning. I will try to make the material as interesting as possible in order to achieve the best results. I would appreciate feedback from the student on how I can be of greater help, or on their preferences of teaching style. I am open to either following the student’s needs ( help with their weekly homework), or planning the lessons myself using the curriculum.
I am a very patient person, who wants to make sure I am doing my job to the best of my ability.
I understand with the pressures of school today, many students experience stress, anxiety and low mood related to their studies. As a person who went through this myself, I hope I can help others overcome their obstacles and give them kind words of encouragement.
I got to live in two cities abroad during my University course- Paris and Lisbon!