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Degree: French and Spanish (Bachelors) - Cambridge University
Hi there, I'm studying French and Spanish as my degree course here at the University of Cambridge. I love learning languages, and love teaching them even more. I am well qualified to guide you through all GCSE and A-level exam boards, independent school scholarship exams and personal statement/Oxbridge prep.
Why did I become a tutor? - I always found my lessons at school fun, but they never gave me enough pratice, so I improved my own French and my Spanish with extra courses and tutors. So I know from experience that generally improving your language skills beyond the curriculum has a direct effect on your exam grades.
In tutorials - We can go through the requirements of the exams and mark schemes, as well as work on improving reading, writing, oral and listening skills. We can work to perfect your grammar, as a good grasp of grammar is essential to attaining those top grades. I can offer tutorials for solely oral practice as well, and all tutorials will of course be tailored around your specific needs.
Oxbridge interview prep - The key for these is practice, practice, practice, which I can help you with!
I have a flexible timetable and look forward to hearing from you :)
|French||A Level||£24 /hr|
|Spanish||A Level||£24 /hr|
|-Oxbridge Preparation-||Mentoring||£24 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£24 /hr|
Carlene (Parent) June 15 2016
Vijitha (Parent) June 29 2015
Aruna (Student) January 7 2015
Carlene (Parent) June 1 2016
There is no set model for a Modern Languages personal statement; it varies depending on your interests, the content of the degree courses and whether you're starting a new language or not. Of course, however, for most courses there are key points to cover, such as pinpointintg your main area of interest in that language (is there a personal connection? Did you fall in love with Spanish on one particular trip? Have you never been to the country but are hooked by a certain aspect of their culture?) and proving that you have explored the language and culture beyond your school curriculum.
It is really helpful to have someone (such as a tutor) to bounce ideas off and who can help you explore the most important motivating factors behind your choice of degree course. Admissions tutors see tonnes of personal statements, so trying to guess what they want to read is not a good idea as it will end up sounding generic; what will stand out is one that is genuine and personal.see more