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Christiane Utton GCSE German Tutor (Southend on Sea)

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  • Leigh (SS9) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 10 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Basildon, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Rayleigh & Rochford, Thurrock
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  • Professional Qualification MA History & Politics
  • Professional Qualification PGCE
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS (2017)
  • Professional Membership Society for Education and Teaching / Member of the Tutors' Association
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
Your level - my approach - your success
I offer tailor made sessions to meet your needs whether you are studying for exams, you are a casual learner or you need German or English as a Foreign Language for business purposes.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
English as a Foreign Language
IELTS (general and academic)
Tell me about your qualifications.
MA in Politics & History
PGCE with specific focus on language teaching
What kind of experience do you have?
As a qualified teacher I have been teaching German and English as a Foreign Language for the past 17 years in a range of educational settings (Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education) and through Skype. Therefore I have been teaching students from a wide variety of backgrounds either for exam preparation, leisure or business. All sessions are tailor made to match the individual or group level. I cover the following exam strategies:

GCSE German:
• to revise key topics
• to extend your range of vocabulary
• to improve accuracy through grammar
• to develop confidence in speaking
• to create an idea bank for speaking and writing topics
• to tackle translations
• to practise mock exams in real time

A-level German:
• to acquire a diverse vocabulary and culturally appropriate idiomatic expressions
• to create language use (as opposed to memorised expressions)
• to improve translations through language concepts
• to gain a better understanding of essay writing
• to increase language fluency
• to practise mock exams in real time

IELTS test taking:
• to develop a broad vocabulary
• to obtain a good understanding of the English grammar
• to gain confidence in speaking
• to discover your unique approach to the Reading section
• to create an idea bank for Writing section 2
• to acquire language accuracy
• to increase speed in answering questions
How much do you charge?
German (one-to-one):
KS 3: £30 per hour
KS 4 (GCSE): £30 per hour
KS 5 (A-level): £35
Adult Casual learners: £35
Business German for companies: please contact for quote as prices vary due to group size

ONE-TO-ONE TUITION: If you choose to book 10 hours in advance you will receive 1 lesson for free
ONLINE TUITION: £30 per hour; if you choose to book 10 hours in advance you will receive 1 lesson for free

£35 one-to-one with 1 free lesson if you choose to book 10 hours in advance
Online tuition: £30 per hour; if you choose to book 10 hours in advance you receive 1 hour for free

Please note that my tuition is subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. In the event of a cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee will be charged.
Where do you teach?
I am happy to travel to you and teach in the comfort of your own home but also provide tuition from home (Leigh-on-Sea). I am willing to travel within a 16 mile radius.
I am also providing in house training for business purpose.
When are you available?
Monday to Friday all day
Saturday, Sunday: 9am to 12pm
(all subject to availability)
Which ages and levels do you teach?
KS 3, 4, 5 German
Adult: Casual & Business German
IELTS (general and academic)
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE (all exam boards including IGCSE)
A-level (all exam boards)
IELTS (general and academic)
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, renewed February 2017 and available on request.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer 1 hour online tuition sessions. If you decide to book 10 sessions in advance you receive 1 lessons for free
During your first session we will assess your level, communicate expectations and ways to move forward.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Tutor's Association
Society for Education & Training
Where and with whom did you train?
PGCE (University of Essex)
MA History & Politics (University of Bonn, Germany)
Tell me about some of your current students.
Over the past 18 years I have taught many students (Primary and Secondary School, Adults) covering all abilities and levels. By setting realistic goals they have all achieved and met their set targets.
Do you have a personal message for students?
You learn in a relaxed and friendly environment that guarantees success! All lessons are tailor made to suit your needs with realistic and achievable goals enabling you to become fluent in your chosen language. You determine the pace and I support you with all relevant material, mark your work and provide you with constructive feedback. I respond quickly if additional support and guidance is required outside lessons. Most importantly lessons are designed to be fun so that you have plenty of opportunity to speak the language right from the first lessons.

I am hoping for you to actively participate during lessons, ask questions develop your skills and for you to have fun! Being successful in a language demands dedication and perseverance but most importantly the willingness to try out new things.