Carolyn E. A Level French tutor, GCSE French tutor

Carolyn E.

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Degree: Common and Civil Law with French (Bachelors) - Queen's, Belfast University

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Hello, I’m Carolyn, I’m 23 years old and I would love the opportunity to help you maximise your French language skills!

I graduated with a degree in Common and Civil Law with French from Queen’s University Belfast in July 2015. I am offering French tutoring for both GCSE and A Level students.

My undergraduate degree developed my passion for French language and culture. I enhanced my conversational skills, understanding of complex grammar structures, exam technique, translation and prose. My legal French class introduced me to stylistic French of a high register, which can be extremely useful when composing an essay.  

Having spent a year abroad studying Law in French at a university in Toulouse, I have the patience, understanding and fluency to help people achieve realistic goals and fulfil their potential.

I completely understand what a daunting prospect GCSEs and A Levels can be, therefore, together we can identify areas you are struggling with in order to increase your confidence. We can tailor the tutoring sessions to your needs and develop a variety of skills in order to demonstrate noticeable progression.

Having graduated with an award for Distinction in Spoken French, I understand the importance of practising conversational skills on a regular basis and immersing yourself in the language. Together we can expand vocabulary, refine pronunciation and discuss topical issues in French society.

I am an organised, dedicated and reliable person and will do everything I can to put you at ease from the start.

I am embarking upon a Masters course in September, which will allow a certain flexibility as regards time, so I am sure we will be able to find a slot to suit us both!

If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
French A Level £20 /hr
French GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
Common and Civil Law with FrenchBachelors Degree2:1
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
Home EconomicsA-LevelA*
FrenchA-LevelA
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

18/07/2015

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Questions Carolyn has answered

Can you help me understand adjective agreements please?

Adjective Agreements The following are simple points to remember in order to avoid losing marks in an exam for forgetting to make adjectivesagree. It is important to be able to check and correct your own work and spot mistakes. Agreements for gender Adjectives are words which describe noun...

Adjective Agreements

The following are simple points to remember in order to avoid losing marks in an exam for forgetting to make adjectives agree. It is important to be able to check and correct your own work and spot mistakes.

Agreements for gender

Adjectives are words which describe nouns and in French, adjectives must agree with the nouns. Therefore, you must show if they are masculine or feminine and singular or plural to match the noun.

First, you must know the gender of the noun and if you are in doubt, check! Do not assume that a noun which ends in –e is always feminine

Common mistakes – un groupe, un manque, un problème, un système

NB rules

Nouns ending in –ment are all masculine (exception of la jument, meaning mare.)

Nouns ending in –tion are feminine

The feminine singular form of an adjective is usually formed by adding an –e to the end of the masculine form i.e. petit (m); petite (f) or français (m); française (f)

To make the feminine plural form you simply add –es e.g. petites

For the masculine plural form you merely add –s e.g. petits

: adjectives which end in –s or –x do not change in the masculine plural form e.g. gris, des gens heureux

Important points to remember

Some adjectives double their final letter and also add an –e in the feminine form e.g. naturel (m); naturelle (f), européen (m); européenne (f), gros (m); grosse (f), net (m); nette (f)

Adjectives ending in –c form the feminine with –che, e.g. blanc (m); blanche (f)

NB – exceptions: public (m); publique (f), grec (m) ; grecque (f)

Adjectives ending in –er form the feminine with –ère e.g. premier (m); première (f)

Adjectives ending in –f form the feminine with –ve e.g. neuf (m); neuve (f)

NB

masculine forms of adjectives that end in a silent –e do not change in the feminine i.e. la vie facile

Some adjectives are invariable, which means they do not change e.g. marron, orange, chic, cool, super

Adjectives and past participles which end in –é add an extra –e in the feminine form e.g. une porte fermée, les portes fermées

Adjectives ending in –al mostly form the masculine plural with –aux e.g. ideal (m); idéaux (m pl)

Adjectives ending in –eau form the masculine plural with –eaux e.g. beau (m); beaux (m pl)

Something that can often cause confusion

If you have several nouns of different genders with an adjective which describes all of them, always use the masculine plural e.g. La vue et le ciel étaient beaux.

Hope you find this helpful :)

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