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Charlotte S.

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Degree: Modern Languages (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

About me: I have always had a passion for languages, with my motivation stemming from my desire to become fluent in both French and Spanish.

 

Experience: I have had experience of teaching in the classroom and one-to-one tutoring with GCSE level students, as well as being an English assistant in France. For the past year I have also been a tutor for a first year student in Spanish.

The sessions: I understand how challenging the GCSE and A level courses can be, and I hope to improve confidence in languages by creating a fun and relaxed working atmosphere.

I will spend time planning lessons, which will be tailored to the needs of the student, in order to consolidate their understanding of any aspects of the language. I am familiar with the AQA boards for both French and Spanish.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
French A Level £20 /hr
Spanish A Level £20 /hr
French GCSE £18 /hr
Spanish GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
FrenchA-LevelA
SpanishA-LevelA
BiologyA-LevelB
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How do I know when to use être or avoir as an auxiliary verb?

An auxiliary verb is the first verb used in a compound tense (when more than one verb is present) such as le passé composé. Most French verbs take the auxiliary verb avoir - J'ai regardé la télé. However, there are certain cases where the verb être is used as the auxiliary verb.   Verbs to ...

An auxiliary verb is the first verb used in a compound tense (when more than one verb is present) such as le passé composé.

Most French verbs take the auxiliary verb avoir - J'ai regardé la télé.

However, there are certain cases where the verb être is used as the auxiliary verb.

 

Verbs to do with movement (MR VANS TRAMPED):

                  INFINITIF             PARTICIPE PASSÉ

M mourir    (to die)                Mort

R rester     (to stay)              Resté

V venir       (to come)            Venu

A aller        (to go)                 Allé

N naitre      (to be born)        Né

S sortir       (to go out)           Sorti

T tomber    (to fall)                Tombé

R retourner         (to return)           Retourné

A arriver     (to arrive)            Arrivé

M monter   (to climb)             Monté

P partir       (to leave)            Parti

E entrer     (to enter)            Entré

D descendre(to go down)     Descendu

 

The verbs above are to do with some sort of movement, so use être when dealing with these verbs.

 

Remember: the verb être makes the past participle (allé, arrivé, mort) work like an adjective. Therefore the past participle must agree with who did the action.

Add –e if it’s feminine Elle est arrivée trop tard.

Add –s if it’s masculine plural Ils sont montés la montagne.

Add –es if it’s feminine plural. Les trois filles sont parties tôt 

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