Hannah D.

Hannah D.

£24 - £26 /hr

Modern Languages & Cultures (Italian, German & Spanish) (Bachelors) - Durham University

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Hello! My name is Hannah and I'm currently studying Italian and German at Durham University. I got an A* grade in both Italian and German at A Level and also at GCSE. I absolutely love languages and I hope to spark this same enthusiasm in my students. I work very hard to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for my students that in turn helps them discover and develop their own interests in the subject (which they perhaps didn't know existed) and also enables them to confront and work with the difficulties they have with the language without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed. I always cater to the specific needs of the student and adjust my pace around them in order to ensure he/she does not feel rushed at any point. At the same time, however, I like to challenge and stretch my students in order to give them the edge they need to get that A*.

Hello! My name is Hannah and I'm currently studying Italian and German at Durham University. I got an A* grade in both Italian and German at A Level and also at GCSE. I absolutely love languages and I hope to spark this same enthusiasm in my students. I work very hard to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for my students that in turn helps them discover and develop their own interests in the subject (which they perhaps didn't know existed) and also enables them to confront and work with the difficulties they have with the language without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed. I always cater to the specific needs of the student and adjust my pace around them in order to ensure he/she does not feel rushed at any point. At the same time, however, I like to challenge and stretch my students in order to give them the edge they need to get that A*.

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I like to cater my sessions around the individual needs of each student. If they struggle with grasping grammatical structures, for example, I make sure to explain the grammar in a concise and coherent way and I encourage students to use it as often as possible. I believe that putting the different grammatical structures to good use is the best way to learn, and I would therefore dedicate each session to one or two specific grammar points, forcing the student to confront and overcome their problems by using them as often as possible until they are no longer overwhelming but have instead become familiar and simple. The same is true for vocabulary. I would prepare a list of vocabulary to bring to each session and I would make sure the student understands and can use each word in at least two or three sentences. I have found throughout my seven years of studying multiple languages that this is an extremely effective way to learn and retain grammar and vocab. It is also important that students do a small amount of preparation work before each session in order to ensure that the session itself is productive and efficient. Furthermore, I constantly encourage students to expand and develop their knowledge of the language outside of the classroom: listening to podcasts, watching TV, listening to music etc. I believe it is very important to make learning engaging and fun because when the student is interested, the session is always much more productive.

I like to cater my sessions around the individual needs of each student. If they struggle with grasping grammatical structures, for example, I make sure to explain the grammar in a concise and coherent way and I encourage students to use it as often as possible. I believe that putting the different grammatical structures to good use is the best way to learn, and I would therefore dedicate each session to one or two specific grammar points, forcing the student to confront and overcome their problems by using them as often as possible until they are no longer overwhelming but have instead become familiar and simple. The same is true for vocabulary. I would prepare a list of vocabulary to bring to each session and I would make sure the student understands and can use each word in at least two or three sentences. I have found throughout my seven years of studying multiple languages that this is an extremely effective way to learn and retain grammar and vocab. It is also important that students do a small amount of preparation work before each session in order to ensure that the session itself is productive and efficient. Furthermore, I constantly encourage students to expand and develop their knowledge of the language outside of the classroom: listening to podcasts, watching TV, listening to music etc. I believe it is very important to make learning engaging and fun because when the student is interested, the session is always much more productive.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsA-level (A2)A
GermanA-level (A2)A*
ItalianA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
ItalianA Level£26 /hr
GermanGCSE£24 /hr
ItalianGCSE£24 /hr
German13 Plus£24 /hr

Questions Hannah has answered

How can I get my grade up to an A*?

There are a lot of simple techniques that you can use which will make you stand out from the other students taking the same exam. For example, it is extremely important to make sure that you demonstrate your understanding of all the different tenses in Italian by making full use of them in your written and spoken Italian. A student who is able to switch confidently and accurately between tenses is very impressive to the examiner. Even if you don't feel entirely confident with the grammatical structures, there are plenty of set phrases that you could learn. Furthermore, if you are capable of varying your vocabulary when you speak and when you write your essays it will help you massively when it comes to hitting that A* grade. There are so many different ways to say 'therefore' in Italian for example (perciò, quindi, dunque, pertanto etc.), and by using all of these (instead of just repeating one of them throughout the exam) you will be able to demonstrate your sophisticated knowledge of the Italian language.There are a lot of simple techniques that you can use which will make you stand out from the other students taking the same exam. For example, it is extremely important to make sure that you demonstrate your understanding of all the different tenses in Italian by making full use of them in your written and spoken Italian. A student who is able to switch confidently and accurately between tenses is very impressive to the examiner. Even if you don't feel entirely confident with the grammatical structures, there are plenty of set phrases that you could learn. Furthermore, if you are capable of varying your vocabulary when you speak and when you write your essays it will help you massively when it comes to hitting that A* grade. There are so many different ways to say 'therefore' in Italian for example (perciò, quindi, dunque, pertanto etc.), and by using all of these (instead of just repeating one of them throughout the exam) you will be able to demonstrate your sophisticated knowledge of the Italian language.

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