French (General, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP and Advanced Placement)
Graham is a former Advanced Skills Teacher with many years of experience working in a comprehensive school with all abilities. His key priority is to provide a safe learning setting where the learner can feel free to ask questions and make mistakes, enabling them to make progress session by session. He has taught pupils from 11 years upwards to Advanced Level pupils heading for Oxbridge and worked as an examiner for an exam board, set and marked papers at GCSE and taught adults in evening classes.
He has recently successfully coached a pupil who sat and was awarded the Queen's Scholarship to enter Westminster School, London: a unique examination testing a whole range of traditional skills set at a relatively demanding level for this age group.
As an Advanced Skills Teacher, he has gained national recognition for the language teaching skills developed over time to support young learners. He has now retired from this role but still enjoys teaching French. The internet offers new opportunities for studying a language: long distance learning is made possible through Skype and Google docs which enable both teacher and student to see and edit each other's work as it is being written, as well as the opportunity to leave spoken feedback and model accents to improve oral fluency: all available at any time to the student.
Graham is very flexible with teaching arrangements: learners are asked to prepare tasks between sessions, likewise questions can be answered during the week as well; parents will be kept informed as to the potential success in the target exam.
When Graham isn't tutoring he enjoys all sorts of music: jazz, folk, contemporary and classical and sing with a local choir. Photography is another interest whilst keeping fit through badminton, tennis and table tennis all make their contribution to his free time activities.
Graham qualified to teach French in 1972, and holds a Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from Reading University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Sussex||MA in Curriculum Management and Development||1993|
Graham is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Graham, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.