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Degree: Modern Languages and History (Bachelors) - Durham University
I'm Callum and I'm going into my third year studying French and History at Durham univeristy. I offer tutoring sessions in both of my specialist subjects at GCSE and A-level as well as GCSE tuition for Spanish and English Literature.
I've absolutely loved studying languages and humanities at university and this was an interest that was sparked from my time at school where I was fortunate enough to be taught by some outstanding teachers so I truly recognise and appreciate the impact high standards of teaching can have on subject enjoyment and success! I'm really passionate about education and have so far made the most of opportunities to gain experience in this area including running a popular French afterschool club for primary school children and supporting high school students in improving key literacy skills both as part of voluntary projects.
With regards to my tutoring sessions, I adapt them around your individual needs and expectations whilst ensuring that content is authentic and relevant particularly concerning language material.
Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss any further questions you may have and to arrange tutoring sessions!
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
The present continuous tense is used for describing ongoing events or actions that are happening now. Eg. I am going to the shops, He is playing football.
For starters, the present continuous isn't used as much in French as it is in English. In general in French we just use the regular present tense to describe ongoing actions. Eg. Je mange un sandwich can mean both I eat a sandwich but also I am eating a sandwich.
To make it a bit clearer that the action is ongoing you can . . .
1) Add a time phrase. Eg. en ce moment, je mange un sandwich (at the moment, I am eating a sandwich).
2) Use the structure être en train de + infinitive which literally means to be in the middle of doing something. Eg. il est en train de faire ses devoirs (he is in the middle of doing his homework)
There is a present participle (the 'ing' form of the verb in English) in French but it is only used in special circumstances with the phrase en. It is only used to describe two events that are happening at the same time or to emphasise the way in which something happened (while . . .ing or by . . .ing) Eg. Il a quitté la salle en chantant (he left the room while singing), Elle a brisé la fenêtre en lançant un ballon (she broke the window by throwing a ball).
It is really easy to form, you just have to . . .
1) Take the nous form of the present tense (Eg. faire = faisons)
2) Drop the -ons ending (fais
3) Add ant to the stem (faisant)
There are (of course!) some irregulars, the most useful ones to remember are . . .
être = étant savoir = sachant avoir = ayantsee more