Katherine D.

Katherine D.

£20 - £24 /hr

Modern Languages and Cultures (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

My name is Katherine and I have recently graduated from Durham University, where I studied French and Russian. I have always had a passion for languages, enhanced even further when I actually received tutoring for my French GCSE. Learning a language is so important to help you gain a deeper understanding of a country’s culture, and I would love to pass on my knowledge and passion.

I have been studying French since the start of secondary school, and so have many years both learning and s...

My name is Katherine and I have recently graduated from Durham University, where I studied French and Russian. I have always had a passion for languages, enhanced even further when I actually received tutoring for my French GCSE. Learning a language is so important to help you gain a deeper understanding of a country’s culture, and I would love to pass on my knowledge and passion.

I have been studying French since the start of secondary school, and so have many years both learning and speaking French. This has given me a great insight into the best techniques of learning the language, and I would love to share these with pupils who are looking for extra tutoring in French. I have lived in both Paris, and Geneva, where I was able to use my French fluently in personal and professional capacities. 

I started Russian at university, and although I have only been studying it for 4 years, my level upon graduation was the same as that of students who had studied it to A-levels. As a student who had to pick up the language quickly, I am well aware of the difficulties of the language and would love to help tutor those who are looking for additional help in Russian. I will help the pupil excel in their learning as I have developed a number of tips and explanations to help break down difficult concepts. I lived in Tomsk, Siberia for six months on my year abroad, and would love to integrate my knowledge of Russian culture into my lessons. 

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About my sessions

Each lesson that I deliver will be tailored to the needs and wishes of the individual pupil. I am able to cover grammar, reading comprehension, listening, speaking, vocabulary, essay writing and translation, however if there are a couple of areas on which the pupil would like to focus more, this will be taken into account, and the lessons will be devised as per their needs. I also believe that learning a language requires more than just learning out of a book, and so my lessons will incorpora...

Each lesson that I deliver will be tailored to the needs and wishes of the individual pupil. I am able to cover grammar, reading comprehension, listening, speaking, vocabulary, essay writing and translation, however if there are a couple of areas on which the pupil would like to focus more, this will be taken into account, and the lessons will be devised as per their needs. I also believe that learning a language requires more than just learning out of a book, and so my lessons will incorporate current day situations in France / francophone countries or Russia to help put the learning of a language into perspective. Although I will not be conducting any formal testing or marking of the pupils (unless requested), I will be measuring their progress in their confidence in using the language. Confidence is key to learning a language – not fearing making mistakes while learning - and I am confident that with my teaching and encouragement, my pupils will gain a great deal of confidence in themselves and their abilities. 

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Nick Parent from London

24 Mar

incredible

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Nick Parent from London

17 Mar

amazing!!!!!!!!!! 1 billion star

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsA-levelA*
English LiteratureA-levelA
FrenchA-levelA
HistoryA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
FrenchA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
FrenchGCSE£22 /hr
RussianGCSE£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£24 /hr
French13 Plus£20 /hr

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