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French Tutor in East Barnet - K Whelan

K Whelan GCSE French Tutor (Enfield)

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  • East Barnet (EN4)
  • Last Logged In: 14 Aug 2018
  • Sex: Male
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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons)
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Personal Message
In all my teaching in school and as a tutor, I provide carefully prepared and high quality lessons. You can be assured of sessions which are individually tailored to your needs. As an experienced examiner I have strategies which will help you shine.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I have 35 years' experience teaching French and German from Beginners to A Level.
I prepare students for GCSE and AS/A Level French and GCSE German.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a first class BA (Hons).
What kind of experience do you have?
I am a Languages teacher and have taught in three high-achieving secondary schools in London and Hertfordshire.
I have successfully prepared students for GCSE, AS, A Level, university entrance exams (including Oxbridge).
I also provide sessions for adult beginners who would like to learn French for business and/or pleasure.
I am an Examiner for four examination boards. I mark or moderate GCSE, iGCSE, A Level and International Baccaluareate examinations. This experience gives me a deeper insight into what is expected from students in these exams.
How much do you charge?
The first non-binding half-hour session is not charged for; this will allow you to meet with me and discuss your expectations.
I charge £35 per hour for Key Stage 3, £40 per hour for Key Stage 4 and £45 per hour for Key Stage 5.
Fees for University entrance, French for Business and French for Holidays are discussed before the series of lessons begin.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home in East Barnet. On occasions I may be able to travel (Whetstone, High Barnet, Cockfosters) but this will need to be discussed in advance of our first meeting.
When are you available?
I am available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4.30 - 7.30. Thursday evenings are liable to changes as my school Parent Consultation Evenings are held on a Thursday.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginners - pre-secondary school level. This allows for a smooth transition to secondary school. I use all the major text books to give children a head start before Year 7
GCSE in French and German
iGCSE French
AS and A Level French
University entrance.
French for Business - adult learners
French for Pleasure/Holiday French - adult learners
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, AS, A Level French
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Where it is appropriate and effective I use Skype.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the University of Exeter.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I teach a wide range of students at GCSE level; some need encouragement to show their language skills to achieve the Grade 9 that is within their grasp. I will share with others the pride they will feel by passing at GCSE Grade 5 instead of the Grade 4 that was predicted for them.