I spent much of my earlier time in France , and worked as an Au Pair and Secretary for a family in Paris having completed a Bilingual Secretarial Course at The French Institute in South Kensington. I also gained a Higher Certificate in French Language from The Sorbonne.
I set up my own Nursery and Primary Montessori school, which I ran for 8 years, and then went on to teach French and primary at a number of schools in England. My last post was at Lavant House school in Chichester where I worked with Dyslexic children. I went on to study a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties at The Hornsby Centre in London and am a member of the British Dyslexia Association and The Dyslexia Guild.
Since then, I have worked as a tutor, helping adults and children with dyslexic problems, and with French and English at various levels. I use The French Experience books and CDs and magazines such as 'La Vie Outre Manche'. My interest in French led me to complete a course in translation at London University in 2014. I have coached students who were moving to Spain in Spanish conversation using similar texts.
My work with students on GCSE papers has given me experience with the major exam boards. I have raised the exam grades of several students and helped them to reach their goals, using publications from the CGP Group and other specialist GCSE Course books.
I am looking forward to studying the Celta 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language' course this summer, one of the fastest growing educational fields in the world, to further my experience of teaching English. I have helped foreign students with English for their International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams.
Currently I have several challenging students within GCSE subjects, who are working well to achieve their grades. If you or your children are struggling with exam questions or would just like to learn a new language within my specialist areas, why not give me a call or e-mail me?
I live in Pulborough and students are welcome to come to my house, or I will travel within the Petworth, West Chiltington, Storrington, Pulborough, Fittleworth and surrounding areas.
Please contact me by email or telephone at 01798 874823.