My name is Jennifer and I am a student at the University of Durham, studying French and German.
I spent last year abroad as part of my course, where I gained teaching experience both in France and Germany and improved my language skills to fluency level. I have much experience tutoring and teaching pupils 8-19 and always ensure that I prepare exercises that are just right for your level.
I love my subjects and will train to be an interpreter next year, so teaching will help me keep up my language skills as well as sharing my enthusiasm for languages and all the opportunities that are out there for language speakers!
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
|French||A Level||£24 /hr|
|German||A Level||£24 /hr|
|English||13 Plus||£22 /hr|
|French||13 Plus||£22 /hr|
|German||13 Plus||£22 /hr|
|History||13 Plus||£22 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£24 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Writing an essay in another language is a tricky task, but as with all essays, a detailed plan is the best way to start! Once you have a clear idea of what your essay is about, your 3 or 4 arguments and then what you would like to say in your conclusion then you are good to go!
Using some good essay phrases to link your ideas together will really make a difference to your essays. Whether it be 'Meiner Meinung nach' (in my opinion) or 'Dazu kommt noch' (in addition) or even 'Zum Schluss' (in conclusion,' these phrases will make your essay stand out! Perhaps pick 10 of your favourite and learn them off my heart so that you can use them instantly!
The most important thing to do when you have finished writing your essay is to check your work. 99% of the time you will come across a silly error or mistake when reading back over your essay so this is well worth a glace over before you hand in your essay. Common mistakes are: word order mistakes after 'weil' and 'obwohl,' mistakes with cases e.g. 'mit der Katze,' or simply when umlauts are forgotten about.see more
The subjunctive is probably the trickiest part of French grammar! To simplify things, the subjunctive may be used in 3 cases:
After circumstancial phrases:
For example - bien que, pour que, pourvu que, avant que, en attendant que, à moins que (these just need learning!)
After a relative clause suggesting an exception or a desire - 'C'est le plus beau film que j'aie jamais vu' or 'Je cherche une maison qui soit près de la gare' (in this case, the phrase suggests a desire as opposed to 'j'ai trouve une maison qui est près de la gare' which is a reality)
After assertions of feeling or doubt - Je regrette que, Je doute que, Je suis hereuse que,
The subjunctive is of course even more complicated that this, however this should just be a guide to get your started. This is just a matter of learning the specific phrases that trigger the subjunctive and then putting them into practice!see more