James B.

James B.

£18 - £25 /hr

Economics with Study in Continental Europe (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me

I'm currently in my second year at the University of Bristol, on a degree called: Economics with Study in Continental Europe. It sounds fancy, right? Really it just means that I get to study Economics and spend a year studying Economics abroad. Sound cool yet? What if I told you that I'd be studying in a different language too?

Having spent eight years living in France, I have experienced first-hand the power of languages and how they can expand our horizons. My degree gives me the perfect opportunity to combine studying abroad and learning Spanish, with deepening my knowledge of a subject that I love, Economics.

I also enjoy Maths, which plays an important part in Economics. Maths is key to understanding the world in many ways, as it gives us that strong platform from which we can branch out. I have tutored students in Maths before and I love it when a student can finally understand something that they have been struggling with.

With regards to French, I can offer invaluable insight into learning it as I have been through the process myself. When I was younger, I did not understand why I was being taught another language. But moving abroad and being put into a French school gave me no choice. In hindsight, it was a brilliant thing as it has presented me with so many more opportunities. As a result, I would love to be able to share my passion for languages through teaching others all the tips and tricks that I know with regards to learning French.

I'm currently in my second year at the University of Bristol, on a degree called: Economics with Study in Continental Europe. It sounds fancy, right? Really it just means that I get to study Economics and spend a year studying Economics abroad. Sound cool yet? What if I told you that I'd be studying in a different language too?

Having spent eight years living in France, I have experienced first-hand the power of languages and how they can expand our horizons. My degree gives me the perfect opportunity to combine studying abroad and learning Spanish, with deepening my knowledge of a subject that I love, Economics.

I also enjoy Maths, which plays an important part in Economics. Maths is key to understanding the world in many ways, as it gives us that strong platform from which we can branch out. I have tutored students in Maths before and I love it when a student can finally understand something that they have been struggling with.

With regards to French, I can offer invaluable insight into learning it as I have been through the process myself. When I was younger, I did not understand why I was being taught another language. But moving abroad and being put into a French school gave me no choice. In hindsight, it was a brilliant thing as it has presented me with so many more opportunities. As a result, I would love to be able to share my passion for languages through teaching others all the tips and tricks that I know with regards to learning French.

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About my sessions

For me, the most important part about tutoring is understanding the student, in order to be able to work efficiently with them. It is important that the student does not feel anxious, so I always take time to chat and learn more about their interests. This also allows me to be able to incorporate these interests into future lessons, which is a great way of capturing their imagination.

Taking pleasure in our studies is the best way to learn. Finding that way of approaching the subject that works for us personally is key. Sometimes you might find yourself wondering: why am I studying this? My goal is to try to spark an interest for these subjects, and I believe that my experience will help me to do this.

I do not like to overload the student with information during the lessons. I always value quality over quantity and prefer to help the student understand the fundamentals of what is being taught. Acquiring that core understanding of the subject will make the rest seem much easier.

I usually split the lessons up into separate parts, sometimes going over different topics, to keep the student engaged and interested. I also like to do a quick recap at the end of the session of everything that has been covered, to make sure that it remains fresh in the memory afterwards, and that it keeps the student thinking.

I would love to be able to help students gain confidence in their abilities and I am excited to be able to watch students progress over time.

For me, the most important part about tutoring is understanding the student, in order to be able to work efficiently with them. It is important that the student does not feel anxious, so I always take time to chat and learn more about their interests. This also allows me to be able to incorporate these interests into future lessons, which is a great way of capturing their imagination.

Taking pleasure in our studies is the best way to learn. Finding that way of approaching the subject that works for us personally is key. Sometimes you might find yourself wondering: why am I studying this? My goal is to try to spark an interest for these subjects, and I believe that my experience will help me to do this.

I do not like to overload the student with information during the lessons. I always value quality over quantity and prefer to help the student understand the fundamentals of what is being taught. Acquiring that core understanding of the subject will make the rest seem much easier.

I usually split the lessons up into separate parts, sometimes going over different topics, to keep the student engaged and interested. I also like to do a quick recap at the end of the session of everything that has been covered, to make sure that it remains fresh in the memory afterwards, and that it keeps the student thinking.

I would love to be able to help students gain confidence in their abilities and I am excited to be able to watch students progress over time.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsFrench Baccalaureate16/20
EconomicsFrench Baccalaureate16/20
FrenchFrench Baccalaureate17/20
PhilosophyFrench Baccalaureate17/20
History-GeographyFrench Baccalaureate13/20
ScienceFrench Baccalaureate13/20
SpanishFrench Baccalaureate20/20
English LanguageFrench Baccalaureate20/20

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
FrenchA Level£20 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£18 /hr
FrenchGCSE£18 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
FrenchIB£20 /hr
French13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr
FrenchUniversity£25 /hr

Questions James has answered

When should I use "tu" and when should I use "vous"?

Unlike in English, there are two ways of saying "you" in French.Most of the time, when talking to someone, you will use "tu". This is normally used when talking to friends, family or people that you know well.There are two rules for using "vous" which are as follow:When you are talking to more than one person. For example: "Vous êtes une bonne équipe!", which means: "You are a good team!"When you are talking to someone that you want to address politely and show respect towards, often because they are older, in a position of importance, or maybe because you have never met them before. For example: "Bonjour Monsieur, comment allez-vous?", which means: "Hello Sir, how are you?"Note that, quite often, you may start by addressing someone using "vous", and then begin using "tu" as you get to know them better. If, however, you are not sure, just ask them. They will most likely be grateful that you did and it will make life a lot easier for both of you!Unlike in English, there are two ways of saying "you" in French.Most of the time, when talking to someone, you will use "tu". This is normally used when talking to friends, family or people that you know well.There are two rules for using "vous" which are as follow:When you are talking to more than one person. For example: "Vous êtes une bonne équipe!", which means: "You are a good team!"When you are talking to someone that you want to address politely and show respect towards, often because they are older, in a position of importance, or maybe because you have never met them before. For example: "Bonjour Monsieur, comment allez-vous?", which means: "Hello Sir, how are you?"Note that, quite often, you may start by addressing someone using "vous", and then begin using "tu" as you get to know them better. If, however, you are not sure, just ask them. They will most likely be grateful that you did and it will make life a lot easier for both of you!

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