Katerina J.

Katerina J.

£22 - £26 /hr

Modern Languages & Cultures (Bachelors) - Durham University

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105 completed lessons

About me

Hi! My name’s Kat and I study Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. I’ve recently come back from my Year Abroad where I studied at La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris for 4 months. For my second placement, I had intensive Arabic classes on a daily basis in Amman, Jordan.

Within my degree, I focus on French, Arabic, and Persian. During my spare time, I also study German (studied German at A Level and in my first year at university) and, as my mum is Bulgarian, I grew up in a bili...

Hi! My name’s Kat and I study Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. I’ve recently come back from my Year Abroad where I studied at La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris for 4 months. For my second placement, I had intensive Arabic classes on a daily basis in Amman, Jordan.

Within my degree, I focus on French, Arabic, and Persian. During my spare time, I also study German (studied German at A Level and in my first year at university) and, as my mum is Bulgarian, I grew up in a bilingual environment - so you can see that languages make up a large part of my life!

What I love most about learning languages is that it’s not just merely about learning vocabulary; you need to also immerse yourself in the target language in order to grasp the linguistic nuances. Additionally, I enjoy how through languages, you become more cross-culturally aware which in turn broadens your horizons.

With my students, one of my main aims will be for them to enjoy our lessons because I believe that enjoyment is crucial to true progress.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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About my sessions

With the current pandemic, my main aim is for students to enjoy lessons and for them to feel more confident in using the target language. If requested, lessons can be geared towards personal gain rather than exams because, nowadays, knowing a language to a good level is a unique skill in the U.K. And now’s the perfect opportunity to improve your language skills!

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I welcome a friendly and fun approach to tutoring so that the student feels that they can ask as many questions as...

With the current pandemic, my main aim is for students to enjoy lessons and for them to feel more confident in using the target language. If requested, lessons can be geared towards personal gain rather than exams because, nowadays, knowing a language to a good level is a unique skill in the U.K. And now’s the perfect opportunity to improve your language skills!

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I welcome a friendly and fun approach to tutoring so that the student feels that they can ask as many questions as they wish and this, together with me being a patient person, will be a good environment in which to learn.

Within the sessions, we would usually start with a recap of the previous session to cement what was learnt before. This would be followed by an informal conversation in order not only to get to know the student but also to practice listening and speaking skills as a little warm-up to start thinking in the target language!

The main body of the session can be a mixture of vocabulary building, comprehension, grammar, speaking, or listening practice. This can be tailored to individual needs or to complement work done in class.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Ratings & reviews

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Lily Parent from Winchester

19 Mar

So helpful in greatly improving my French grades and helping me to get an 8 in my speaking mock, whilst still making lessons very enjoyable and fun! Thank you!

19 Mar

Katerina's reply

Thanks ever so much for the lovely review Lily, I wish you all the best for the future :)

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Ella Parent from London

29 Aug '19

My daughter was losing confidence in French and struggling with grammer specifically. Katerina gave her the boost she needed and has helped restored her interest in languages.

31 Aug '19

Katerina's reply

Thank you ever so much Ella! Wishing Kaya the best of luck for this coming academic year

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Mark Parent from Kettering

16 May '19

Katerina has been a fantastic find for my son who we realised had learnt very little in the last two years before is GCSE year so having Katerina getting him up to speed has been fantastic. She has been incredibly patient and pushed him to work hard and he has responded so I can highly recommend Katerina, its never to late to get help.

16 May '19

Katerina's reply

Thank you so much Mark! George has been a pleasure to tutor these past few months. I wish him all the best for the rest of his exams

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Mahrukh Student

3 Apr

She's very friendly and helpful, especially in consideration to what I need or want to get done :)

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Katerina's reply

Thank you for your kind words Mahrukh, see you on Sunday! :)

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
FrenchA-levelA
MathsA-levelA
GermanA-levelA

General Availability

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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
FrenchScottish Highers£26 /hr
GermanScottish Highers£26 /hr
Extended Project QualificationA Level£26 /hr
FrenchA Level£26 /hr
GermanA Level£26 /hr
ArabicGCSE£24 /hr
Extended Project QualificationGCSE£24 /hr
FrenchGCSE£24 /hr
GermanGCSE£24 /hr
FrenchIB£26 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr
French13 Plus£22 /hr
German13 Plus£22 /hr
FrenchKS3£24 /hr

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