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Marie Fohr French/ Spanish Tutor in Bath (GCSE, A-level etc)

Marie Fohr French (general) Tutor (Bath)

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  • Professional Qualification European postgraduate degree in teaching foreign languages
  • Professional Qualification PGCE
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS certificate with enhanced disclosure
  • Professional Membership The Association of Tutors
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Personal Message
I teach all ages and have experience in tuition from 5 years old to retired adults. I am helping many students preparing for the GCSE, especially with the new reform, to fill the gap and master the language at this level, also for A Level.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
French and Spanish, Hindi for beginners
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a four year university degree (Maîtrise FLE) from Toulouse University, in teaching foreign languages, specialising in French. I also have a post graduate European degree of the same kind (DUEFEL). I have a PGCE, NVQ Assessor Award for languages.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching for around twenty years, in Spain and UK mainly. I have prepared the secondary school pupils to the common 13+ exam, GCSE, A Level and the European Baccalaureate. I am tutoring pupils of this age and also primary school pupils, from five years old children, in one to one tuition or small groups. I also do after school clubs. last but not least, I teach adults who come to me for different reasons, tourism, a foreign partner, a house in the foreign country, etc.
How much do you charge?
I charge £30 to £40 an hour, £20 for Hindi beginners.
Where do you teach?
Online or in Bath, UK. I teach from home or within the city.
When are you available?
My teaching time is very changeable from term to term, I am available during the day or evenings, and week-ends. I am also available during most of the school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages from 5 years old. Between 5 and 10, children are like sponges and absorb a lot the language through repetition and through games. With online tuition it is more difficult to cater the needs of younger children.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
11+, 13+, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and the European Baccalaureate. I can prepare students for other exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tuition is much more user friendly than it appears. I give a first free session, when we can discuss the modalities of the tuition and I can show you how it works. I use Zoom mainly as it has good facilities, with share screen and and a whiteboard, I send material by email when necessary.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am member of the Association of Tutors.
Where and with whom did you train?
I did my PGCE with Westminster College/Oxford Brookes University. I studied in France (Toulouse-Le-Mirail University) and did some of my European Degree in Mons (Belgium. University) and Barcelona (Spain. University and The cultural office of the French Embassy).
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have one student who is learning French because he bought a house in France, one student is preparing the Spanish GCSE as an external candidate because the school doesn't offer this language, one who is preparing her B1 level according to the European Framework, some students in French/Spanish want to make sure they are ready for the new GCSE requirements and want a boost to be more at ease with the language, I just had an intensive set of classes to prepare someone who was going to work abroad etc...
Do you have a personal message for students?
For the students who have to or who decide to embark on the adventure of learning a language, I would like to encourage them wholeheartedly to take a few risks, make some mistakes and learn by doing, focus on grammatical patterns and the flow of the language, recognise the similarities and embrace the differences between English and realise that you are creating so many communicative opportunities. Whether you are studying for an exam that may affect your future or are planning a business trip or holiday, don't leave it to the last minute