Harry L.

Harry L.

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Modern Foreign Languages (Bachelors) - Wadham College, Oxford University

22 completed lessons

About me

Hi there, I'm Harry! I am a newly-graduated Modern Languages student from the University of Oxford.


I have been tutoring professionally for the last four years during my university degree. My favourite aspect of tutoring is unlocking student's potential; I'm passionate about passing on my knowledge and expertise of modern languages and literature to motivated students (Key stage 3, GCSE, A levels and I.B.) to help them get the best grade possible. I'm also very willing to help with uni applications and personal statements too!


The truth is, each student has a different learning style. This is something I am very aware of and, therefore, try to incorporate different teaching methods in my tutorials to see what suits the student best!


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!


I really look forward to meeting my (potential) tutees :-)


Harry

 

Hi there, I'm Harry! I am a newly-graduated Modern Languages student from the University of Oxford.


I have been tutoring professionally for the last four years during my university degree. My favourite aspect of tutoring is unlocking student's potential; I'm passionate about passing on my knowledge and expertise of modern languages and literature to motivated students (Key stage 3, GCSE, A levels and I.B.) to help them get the best grade possible. I'm also very willing to help with uni applications and personal statements too!


The truth is, each student has a different learning style. This is something I am very aware of and, therefore, try to incorporate different teaching methods in my tutorials to see what suits the student best!


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!


I really look forward to meeting my (potential) tutees :-)


Harry

 

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About my sessions

It is incredibly important for any private tutor not to structure their lesson in parrot-like fashion, that is, in the exact same way as their last tutoring session! Every student is unique and has a learning style that is specific to them; I always make sure I adapt to the distinct needs of my students. That said, it is important, especially in the earlier stages, to establishes a structure that will be followed throughout; I personally often start my tutoring sessions by creating a checklist of topics that my student might want, or need, to cover.

I believe it is up to the tutor to make sure the sessions are fun, engaging and enjoyable, and up to the student to make sure they make the most out of their session. At the end of each session, we will summarise what we have learnt - it is fundamental to reinforce what one has already learnt- and we will also address what we'd like to do in the next session.

It is incredibly important for any private tutor not to structure their lesson in parrot-like fashion, that is, in the exact same way as their last tutoring session! Every student is unique and has a learning style that is specific to them; I always make sure I adapt to the distinct needs of my students. That said, it is important, especially in the earlier stages, to establishes a structure that will be followed throughout; I personally often start my tutoring sessions by creating a checklist of topics that my student might want, or need, to cover.

I believe it is up to the tutor to make sure the sessions are fun, engaging and enjoyable, and up to the student to make sure they make the most out of their session. At the end of each session, we will summarise what we have learnt - it is fundamental to reinforce what one has already learnt- and we will also address what we'd like to do in the next session.

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Irene Parent from Teddington

20 Jul, 2016

Harry provides brilliant advice and support to my daughter in these tutorials. We are so lucky to have the benefit of his knowledge. Most importantly, my daughter thoroughly enjoys being taught by Harry. He is incredibly dedicated and clearly passionate about tutoring.

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Irene Parent from Teddington

19 Jul, 2016

Harry has only just started tutoring my daughter, and already we are seeing an improvement in her Spanish skills and university application. His sessions are productive, positive and enjoyable - he is clearly very passionate about tutoring and providing students with the best support possible.

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Folasade Student

10 May, 2016

Throughout having lessons with him, my confidence in the subject has improved and I wish I had started the lessons earlier in the year to have benefited much more from it. Even though there was little time to fit as many lessons in, Harry compromised his time to be able to help me. Although his Spanish capabilities have far exceeded what I am required to do, he was still able to explain concepts well. To cap it all, he had very good knowledge of the course!

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Stella Leonie Student

21 Apr, 2016

Excellent tutorial, the time was used very effectively and the lesson was well structured.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Spanish BInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
AnthropologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
French BInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
English Literature AInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
Maths S.L.International Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
BiologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
English Literature E.E.International Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
Greek AS levelA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
FrenchA Level£38 /hr
SpanishA Level£38 /hr
DramaGCSE£36 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£36 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£36 /hr
FrenchGCSE£36 /hr
SpanishGCSE£36 /hr
English LanguageIB£38 /hr
English LiteratureIB£38 /hr
FrenchIB£38 /hr
SpanishIB£38 /hr
French13 Plus£36 /hr
Spanish13 Plus£36 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£38 /hr
MLAT (Modern Languages)University£38 /hr

Questions Harry has answered

Why do some verbs use avoir and some être in the past tense?

This rule might seem tricky at first. However, it is actually quite easy to follow after a bit of practice.  Generally speaking, avoir is the main verb used to form the past tense. This is really similar to english.  For example: French: Il a mangé une banane.  English: He has eaten a banana  Sometimes, however, you will see the verb être used in some cases. In order to know whether to use avoir or être, you have to look at the main verb you are using. In the case above, the main verb was manger (to eat) and it took the avoir form. But some verbs are a bit more 'special' that that and, therefore, they take the être form. These are the following:  a) verbs that express 'movement', such as arriver (to arrive) and sortir (to leave) - please see below for all other verbs that use être. b) reflexive verbs  Movement verbs can be memorised through the following Mnemonic:Try and remember the phrase DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP'. Then, look at what verb each letter represents.Devenir Revenir & Monter Rester Sortir Venir Aller Naître Descendre Entrer Rentrer Tomber Retourner Arriver Mourir Partir Voila!  Don't worry if this seems a little bit complicated . Just read through it again and ask me if you have any other questions on it! :)  This rule might seem tricky at first. However, it is actually quite easy to follow after a bit of practice.  Generally speaking, avoir is the main verb used to form the past tense. This is really similar to english.  For example: French: Il a mangé une banane.  English: He has eaten a banana  Sometimes, however, you will see the verb être used in some cases. In order to know whether to use avoir or être, you have to look at the main verb you are using. In the case above, the main verb was manger (to eat) and it took the avoir form. But some verbs are a bit more 'special' that that and, therefore, they take the être form. These are the following:  a) verbs that express 'movement', such as arriver (to arrive) and sortir (to leave) - please see below for all other verbs that use être. b) reflexive verbs  Movement verbs can be memorised through the following Mnemonic:Try and remember the phrase DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP'. Then, look at what verb each letter represents.Devenir Revenir & Monter Rester Sortir Venir Aller Naître Descendre Entrer Rentrer Tomber Retourner Arriver Mourir Partir Voila!  Don't worry if this seems a little bit complicated . Just read through it again and ask me if you have any other questions on it! :)  

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