A Selection of Our Teachers

Lyndsey K

CELTA: British Study Centres : Teacher Training (2020) NPQH : National College of School Leadership (2008) PGCE Leeds University : German and SEND (1994) BA (Hons): Business Management German and Italian , Swansea University (1993)

Member since 2020 Mrs Lyndsey K

Highly qualified and successful teacher of German to A Level and French to GCSE. Experience of all key exam boards and a former AQA German examiner. Former Headteacher and leader of MFL, as well as teacher trainer. I truly understand the challenges of learning a language and have amassed over a 25 year teaching career a “Mary Poppins Bag of strategies” to ensure that all my students learn, make progress and enjoy themselves! I enjoy teaching students of all abilities, as I firmly believe that anybody can learn a language - it just sometimes takes a little bit of extra practice! I hold the CELTA qualification and am able to teach English as a Foreign Language to Upper intermediate level as well as Business English. I am an enthusiastic, passionate teacher – who will always go the extra mile for the benefit of my students. I believe that a student who feels confident and secure within their learning, who feels safe to ask questions and make mistakes - is one who will excel.

Subjects: French, German, EFL or ESL

Lynne M

PGCE with QTS, University of Hull and Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln (2000); BA (Hons) 2.1 Humanities, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (1999).

Member since 2020 Mrs Lynne M

A dedicated, qualified and highly experienced Primary School Teacher of 20 years, Lynne has taught many children within schools and as a private tutor, having successfully supported and guided a variety of pupils throughout their learning journeys. Enthusiastically teaching all core subjects within the Primary Curriculum from Year One to early Secondary, specialising in English (in particular writing, grammar and spelling), Maths, 11+ and French. Inspirational, intuitive, friendly, fun and approachable, Lynne helps children soar and achieve their full potential. If lacking motivation or confidence, Lynne has the tools, techniques and personality to guide and encourage pupils securely and steadily towards their goals. Currently teaching online, she offers challenging, interesting lessons using Skype or Zoom (both free and easy to install.) Lessons are delivered effectively and received well. Increases skills, techniques and confidence. Highly recommended. Excellent references upon request.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, French, 11+, English Language, Homeschool, SATs, Study Skills, 13+, School Entrance Exams

Helen F

MA Contemporary French Studies, Sheffield University (1994). PGCE Modern Foreign Languages, University of Exeter (1976). BA (Hons) French and Spanish, University of Exeter (1975).

Member since 2016 Mrs Helen F

Qualified and experienced teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, with experience teaching in selective day, boarding, mixed, single-sex, Independent Schools, as Head of Modern Languages and Head of Spanish. Recently retired but current with curriculum changes and exam requirements. Teaches French and Spanish from Primary and Prep through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level, across all major Exam Boards. Examiner for OCR, AQA and Edexcel. Provides language tuition for adults, small groups and businesses.

Subjects: French, Spanish

Hugo G

PGCE in French and Spanish from King’s College London (2004). BA (Joint Hons) in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Bristol (First Class, 1998).

Member since 2020 Mr Hugo G

Highly-qualified and experienced Secondary teacher of French and Spanish, teaching both languages from KS2 to A Level. Currently Head of Languages at St Mary’s Shaftesbury in Dorset, having also held this lead role in 2 previous schools. Hugely experienced examiner for both languages, being the lead oral examiner for GCSE, iGCSE and both Edexcel and AQA Specifications of the A Level Curriculum. Impressive experience and success in coaching A Level students through Oxbridge exams, with a track record of impressive results at all levels, particularly L8/9 (GCSE) and A/A* (A Level). Able to offer teaching and specific exam preparation in French or Spanish from Primary / Prep, through to Secondary and A Level, up to Oxbridge and even adult tuition for adults and businesses.

Subjects: French, Spanish

Linda M

PGCE University of Bath (2009); BA (Hons) European Studies, University of Bath (1985).

Member since 2019 Ms Linda M

Qualified and experienced teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, English and Maths, with experience of teaching at local primary and secondary schools. Teaches French from Primary and Prep, through Key Stage 3 and on to GCSE/IGCSE and A level. Also teaches Italian, English and Maths from Key Stage 3 to GCSE. Provides support for GCSE re-sits, and numeracy/language tuition for SEN and adult learners.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, French, Italian, School Entrance Exams

Sarah D

PGCE Secondary Spanish and French, University of Exeter (2016). BA (Hons) Spanish with Italian, University of Exeter (2013).

Member since 2019 Ms Sarah D

Qualified and experienced Spanish Teacher, currently teaching at Teignmouth Community School. Teaches Spanish to children and adult learners, from beginners and Primary, through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level across all the major Exam Boards. Can support preparations for school Entrance exams. Also a French teacher and speaker who can teach conversational French, and English as a Foreign Language. Can prepare students for both Cambridge and Trinity English exams from A2-C2.

Subjects: French, Spanish, EFL or ESL

Jodie G

Qualified Teacher Status. PGCE Primary.

Member since 2016 Mrs Jodie G

An experienced and passionate teacher and leader who thrives working under pressure and loves a challenge. Lately returned from South Korea, teaching Early Years, KS1 and KS2 and more recently managing the start up of a new venture linked to Wells Cathedral School UK. With experience as an Early Years teacher and Coordinator in an inner city London school. Looking to relocate to the Bristol area, and explore opportunities both short and long term.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, French, 11+, School Entrance Exams, SATs

Susan B

Qualified Teacher Status, University of Northumbria (2008). Postgraduate Certificate in Management (1st year of MBA) Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (1998). BA (Hons) French and Russian, University of Exeter, Devon (1991).

Member since 2019 Ms Susan B

Qualified and experienced French, Russian and Spanish Teacher, recently Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Plympton Academy. Teaches French and Russian from Primary, through to Prep and Key Stage 3, GCSE, IGCSE and A Level, teaches Spanish up to GCSE and iGCSE; across the major Exam Boards. Examiner for AQA French. Teaches all ages and abilities, from beginners through to advanced learners.

Subjects: French, Spanish, Russian

Jascinta S

EYTS and PGCert Early Years, Marjon University, Plymouth (2014). Qualified Teacher Status, School Direct, The Learning Institute, Cornwall (2017).

Member since 2018 Miss Jascinta S

Qualified and experienced Primary Teacher, teaching across all ages and Key Stage, including Early Years Foundation Stage. Provides tuition across all core subjects within the Primary Curriculum, also French from Primary to Prep. Provides support for SATs and School Entrance Examinations. SEN experience. Can support homeschooling.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, French, 11+, School Entrance Exams, Homeschool, SATs

Richard R

PGCE, History, Cambridge University (1977). MA Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge University (1972).

Member since 2016 Mr Richard R

Qualified and highly experienced teacher of Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities. Experienced as Head of French and German. Teaches French and German from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE A Level and IB. Provides language tuition for adults and businesses, from beginner to advanced levels. Also offers EFL tuition. Teaches Latin, History and EFL from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE . Supports preparations for School Entrance Examinations and Scholarship. Experienced Head of Careers, offers support for UCAS and University Admissions, including Oxbridge applications and interview coaching.

Subjects: History, French, German, Latin, EFL or ESL, 13+, Homeschool, Careers Guidance, School Entrance Exams

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