Matlock, United Kin..., DE4 3EH
Joined on January, 2011
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EducationBA Modern Languages and Linguistics 2:1 Hons (Newcastle University)
A Levels: As in English Language, French, Spanish.
ExperienceI am a passionate graduate of languages and linguistics, and I'm enthusiastic about making them interesting for others. As someone who likes meeting people and clearly explaining concepts from an excellent understanding of grammar and more cultural and informal aspects of a language, I can help someone reach their potential.
LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE: Year abroad: As part of my degree, I divided a year between Cádiz, Spain, and Angers, France. I attended as a student, gaining experience in academic language from a full timetable of lectures, and extensive experience in less formal and social contexts. The year proved an excellent and genuine experience of dealing with all aspects of life in foreign countries.
Voluntary conversation classes: I volunteered at the Universidad de Cádiz, to practise conversation in English and Spanish with native Spanish students. This consolidated my linguistic knowledge of English, allowed me experience of a learner’s perspective of my own language, and developed my spontaneous conversation skills.
Exchanges: In school I was an avid participant in school exchanges to Spain and France, benefitting from the opportunity to stay with a native family and attend a foreign school.
‘Buddy Reading’ Scheme: I volunteered as ‘buddy reader’, dedicating most school mornings to read with younger pupils with learning difficulties, in a bid to aid progress. A rewarding experience, I was privileged to facilitate the presentation of certificates of achievement to all of my three pupils.
INTEREST IN TUTORING: I am enthusiastic to share my knowledge on a one-to-one basis with students striving to achieve their best, and I hope to adopt an interesting and personalised approach to help those needing encouragement or further help and attention.
HobbiesKeeping fit: rock-climbing, walking, swimming, badminton, cycling.
Travel and languages: especially Europe, with family and friends abroad, high interest in Hispanic and Francophone cultures/countries.
Linguistics: syntax, semantics, etymology, dialect, child language acquisition.
Reading, music/singing, food/gastronomy, cookery, art.
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