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Lucia Brandi Italian (general) Tutor (South East London)

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  • Last Logged In: 28 Apr 2018
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Bromley, City of London, Greenwich, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Westminster

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  • Professional Qualification First Honour Degree Political Science and Foreign Languages
  • Professional Qualification Sorbonne University Research/Translation of Love Letters of Julie de Lespinasse
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS
  • Professional Membership Charter Institute of Linguists
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Personal Message
I believe strongly in the value of teaching, and have worked with teachers for many years as a document provider.
I hope I have gained the patience and empathy needed to encourage young people to work hard and enjoy their time at school.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
French (language, culture, literature), French GCSE, A-level, DALF, Cambridge Pre-U, University, Business
Italian (language, culture, literature), Italian GCSE, A-level, CILS, Cambridge Pre-U, University, Business
Tell me about your qualifications.
First Class Honours Degree in Political Science/Foreign Languages.
I have studied Italian Law, European Union Law, International and Diplomatic Law, Sociology, History, French and English (translation, language, culture and history - written paper and oral communication skills).
History, French and English exams have been passed at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, following a grant that I have received from my university.
I undertook a research paper on the History of the literary salons in Paris in the XVIIIth Century and translated the Love Letters of Julie de Lespinasse who owned a prominent salon in Paris. I have also studied illustration at the London Institute.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a freelance translator for the Italian Society for Law and Literature which is a cross-disciplinary institution created to promote and help the interaction amongst literati (historians and philosophers), and more "in-field" professionals such as lawyers and sociologists involved in comparative research and for Edizioni Giuridiche Simone.
I have helped young students for many years providing private lessons in Italian, French and English for various non-profit organizations in Italy (Fondazione Aniello Raucci Onlus with on-line teaching) and in France (Mairie de Paris and L'Art et l'être).
I have first hand experience of children's difficulties in overcoming language problems.
How much do you charge?
Italian £40.00 ph
French £35.00 ph
Group class £24.00 per session of 90 minutes
Where do you teach?
On-line (skype emails) and at students' homes
Groups/Individual lessons in office can be also arranged.
When are you available?
I'm very flexible. Do not hesitate to contact me
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Primary, secondary students and adults
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Cambridge Pre-U
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype/Online chat/emails
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Charter Institute of Linguists
Where and with whom did you train?
In London Secondary and Primary schools, French schools and Italian Universities
Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning strategies and memory techniques necessary to become fluent in a foreign language are skills that will improve your results and performance in any other subjects.
Becoming fluent in a foreign language will open your mind and increase your confidence. Learning a language is a journey towards personal growth.