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Fern C.

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Degree: Ecological and Environmental Sciences (Bachelors) - Edinburgh University

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About me:

I am a third year student at the University of Edinburgh studying ecological and environmental sciences. I have always been passionate about and loved nature, so I felt a strong desire to continue my studies into ecology and feel like I'm doing something good for the planet!

I was also lucky enough too grow up in France. I moved to rural France with my parents at the age of 12, and so I did all of my schooling in a French school. This makes my command of both languages impeccable.

I am a very patient and friendly person. I have previous experience tutoring: I have tutored English to French students during my time in France. Also, during my gap year I taught some English in South East Asia.

The sessions:

During the tutoring sessions you will guide what we cover, making the sessions personally made for your specific needs.

For Biology tutoring, I will use as many different ways as possible to explain different concepts: diagrams, words, analogies... In Science, it is key to gain a perfect understanding on a concept before building on that knowledge or answering exam questions.

For French tutoring, again, I will use a maximum number of methods to explain grammar and teach vocabulary. For example memory games, character scenarios, word/ vocabulary games. I hope to inspire confidence with my methods of teaching; which is extremely important in the process of learning a language.

I hope that you will enjoy the sessions! A lot can be achieved in one session and I aim to make you feel more confident in your grasp of the subject by the end of it!

What next?

If you have any questions, send me a message or we can arrange a "meet the tutor session". Remember to include what you need help with and your exam board.

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
French A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
French GCSE £18 /hr
French IB £20 /hr
French 13 Plus £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyBaccalaureateA
FrenchBaccalaureateA
EnglishBaccalaureateA
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Questions Fern has answered

In French, when should I employ the imperfect tense?

The imperfect tense is a PAST tense and, (in French) is used to talk about three past things: - To describe a scene, for example the weather: “il FAISAIT beau”. - To describe something that was done regularly in the past for example, a       hobby: “je LISAIS tous les jours”. - To describe a...

The imperfect tense is a PAST tense and, (in French) is used to talk about three past things:

- To describe a scene, for example the weather: “il FAISAIT beau”.

- To describe something that was done regularly in the past for example, a       hobby: “je LISAIS tous les jours”.

- To describe a continuous action in the past: “je COURAIS très vite”.

Forming the imperfect is relatively easy. You simply take the “nous” form of the verb in the present tense, take of the “-ons” and then add the endings of the imperfect. The endings are: -ais, -ais, -ait, -ions, -iez, -aient.

For example the "je" imperfect form of the verb faire would be "je FAISAIS" (Take FAIRE in the "nous" form of the present, so "FAISONS", take off the "-ONS", so "FAIS-" and add the corresponding ending, so "je FAISAIS".

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When do I use 'tu' and when do I use 'vous'?

'Tu' is a SINGULAR SUBJECT PRONOUN. This means that it will be used when you are addressing one person. 'Vous' is a PLURAL SUBJECT PRONOUN. This means that you would use it when addressing multiple people. However, in French, you also have the 'polite' form, which is used when addressing some...

'Tu' is a SINGULAR SUBJECT PRONOUN. This means that it will be used when you are addressing one person.

'Vous' is a PLURAL SUBJECT PRONOUN. This means that you would use it when addressing multiple people. However, in French, you also have the 'polite' form, which is used when addressing someone that you don't know or that you have a formal relationship with (teachers, employers etc.). So 'vous' is also used when addressing a SINGLE person formally.

SUBJECT PROUNS replace the subject of the verb in a sentance                                                                     e.g. in "Alice went..." Alice is the subject of the verb went. If you use a subject pronoun, you replace "Alice" with "she".

In french there are six SUBJECT PRONOUNS:

SINGULAR (used when addressing or talking about one person):                                                                      1st person: 'je' (I)                                                                                                                                                                  2nd person: 'tu' (you)                                                                                                                                                            3rd person: 'il' (he); 'elle' (she)

PLURAL: (used when addressing or talking about multiple people):                                                              1st person: 'nous' (we)                                                                                                                                                     2nd person: 'vous' (you)                                                                                                                                                       3rd person: 'ils' (they masculin); 'elles' (they feminin).

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