Hi, I’m James and I am offering to tutor French and History at both GCSE and A-Level.
I am a current student at the University of Exeter in my second year of study, reading for French and History. Therefore, I have an advanced knowledge of both the subjects that I am offering. I have also completed both A-Levels recently so have a knowledge of what is expected at these levels.
I also have considerable experience in teaching. I am currently completing the TESOL Trinity course, which would permit me to teach English in language schools, and has meant that I have already taught several classes this year alone. I have also completed work experience at a secondary school where I worked as a French language assistant.
I am able to tailor my lessons to the needs and wants of the student, a key advantage of one-to-one lessons. I have experience of this, having worked with a Chilean native to improve his English for several weeks, but also in tutoring a Polish woman in order to improve her English.
In terms of French, I have visited the country several times and have only very recently been in Paris. Therefore, I have a good knowledge of the culture of the country and its people. I also keep up to date with French news as an essential aspect of my degree. This means I am able to make my lessons topical, making it hopefully more engaging!
With history, I have a good knowledge of topics covered at GCSE and A-Level, such as the rise of the Nazis, the Soviet Union and the Cold War. I have studied these at school but expanded my knowledge at university by studying these, so can pass this knowledge on to students to make them stand out.
If you would like to arrange a session to get to know me and ask any potential questions, please click the ‘Meet the Tutor’ button! I look forward to meeting you all!
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Language and Literature||A-Level||A*|
|Extended Project Qualification||A-Level||B|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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First, you can add the phrase "est-ce que" at the start of the sentence. So, if you want to ask someone "do you play rugby?", you would say "est-ce que tu joues le rugby?"
Second, you can invert the subject and the verb, although this is quite formal and mainly used in writing. Therefore, the example sentence would be "joues-tu le rugby?" In English, this can literally be translated as "play you rugby?"
Finally, you can simply say any sentence and raise the pitch of your voice at the end of it. This is an informal way of saying it but common in the spoken language. Therefore, you would say "tu joue le rugby?" and raise the pitch of your voice when pronouncing "le rugby"see more