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Hayley Wallbank German (general) Tutor (Exeter)

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  • Professional Qualification BSc (hons) German and Engineering - achieved a First
  • Professional Qualification Advanced Business French, Advanced Business German
  • Professional Membership MIEx, CIM
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
Foreign languages can open up so many new and interesting experiences. If you are prepared to put in the time and effort I assure you that I can help you to progress and become more confident in using and learning a language.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Business German, GCSE German, GCSE French, A Level German, A Level French, AS Level German, AS Level French, TEFL, Russian for beginners, Primary French, KS2 French, KS3 French
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a first class honours degree in German and Engineering
I have French A Level as well as Advanced Business French
I have been awarded TEFL 70 hours (online and 2 day classroom training)
I undertook the Cambridge English Language training MOOC
I have studied Russian privately for 6 years with an associate professor from Exeter University
What kind of experience do you have?
I have 25 years of international business development as well as language tutoring which has resulted in me being totally fluent in business as well as conversational French and German. I currently teach German and French to a interesting mix of students ranging from an 11 year old to a 71 year old gentleman who has started learning German to be able to chat with his grandchildren in Germany. I also teach German and French to complete beginners as well as offering business German and French to a number of business executives with commercial interests overseas.
How much do you charge?

Prices include 1 hour lesson, regular progress reviews, weekly homework setting and marking and mock exam preparation if required.
A free of charge initial assessment is offered in order to get a clear picture of the student's learning objectives, current language capabilities, any areas of special interest and their preferred learning style.
Business lessons are available for small groups - rates are tailored to suit the company, a quotation is available on request
Academic lessons are charged at £30 per hour - face to face or online (Skype)
Travel costs for the tutor to travel to the learner's home / business address are additional and can be negotiated depending on the number of lessons commissioned.
Where do you teach?
I teach in my home office in Seaton, at student locations within 30 minute drive or online over Skype.

I can also travel to Sidmouth, Exeter, Honiton, Chard, Taunton, Lyme Regis or Axminster
When are you available?

Lessons are available 7 days a week, including during school holidays. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
My students range from 11 to 71 so it is always possible to study a language whatever your age. My courses include Primary French and German, GCSE German, GCSE French, A Level German, A Level French, AS Level French, AS Level German, Degree Level German, Primary, Beginner, Secondary, University,, Working age, retirees - Beginner, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A/AS Level, BA.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE French, GCSE German, A Level French, A Level German, AS Level French, AS Level German, BA German for all exam boards across UK and internationally.

In addition, for business clients, bespoke learning programmes for exhibitions, marketing campaigns, conferences, meetings or product launches are available
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I currently offer online tutoring for a number of students, we dial into Skype at an agreed time every week. Homework and coursework is emailed to students at the end of each lesson for the next lesson. A piece of reading material is selected relevant to the language fluency level and age of the student. To improve vocabulary and speaking interactive sessions and games are played across all ages. Worksheets from exam and coursebooks are used as well as Pinterest classroom activities. It is a very varied lesson with regular reviews on both sides to check that content, progress and materials are suitable and enjoyable.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
TEFL UK, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Export
Where and with whom did you train?
Birmingham City University - German to degree level
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Advanced Business French
Liverpool College - A LEvel French
Cambridge English - Teaching English MOOC
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a wide variety of students ranging from a 12 year old learning German over Skype to a 72 year old learning French in East Devon for pleasure. In between I have business clients preparing for overseas conferences and teenagers preparing for GCSEs and A Levels. Every student has their own, bespoke learning programme which is developed around their strengths and weaknesses, learning style and language objectives.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Well done on taking the first step to mastering a new language. I would be delighted to tutor you and share my passion for languages in a way that you enjoy learning without even realising the progress you are making. Good luck. Hayley