A Selection of Our Teachers

Jenna E

PGDip Edge Hill University (2014) in association with Kingsbridge SCITT. BA (Joint Hons) French and Hispanic Studies (2:1) University of Nottingham (1998).

Member since 2020 Mrs Jenna E

Qualified and experienced Secondary-level teacher of French and Spanish specialising in preparation for GCSE, but also delivering tuition at KS3. Experience of providing tuition for AQA, Edexcel and IGCSE.

Subjects: French, Spanish

Jessica F

PGCE French and Spanish, York University (2015). BA (Hons) French and Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield (2013).

Member since 2016 Miss Jessica F

I am a qualified teacher of Modern Foreign language and I have over 5 years experience teaching and tutoring all age groups. My specialisms are French and Spanish and I teach French and Spanish from Prep through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level, across all major Exam Boards. All of my students who I have tutored at GCSE have achieved grades 9-7 and all of my students who I have tutored at A-Level have achieved A*-A grades. I plan and deliver engaging, challenging and exciting lessons that are tailored to you or your child's individual needs. I also have experience in providing language tuition for adults and businesses, from beginner to advanced levels. I also teach and tutor German and History at Key Stage 3.

Subjects: History, French, Spanish, German

Debbie W

Masters in Education, Open University (2010). PGCE Modern Foreign Languages, University of Leeds (2003). BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literature, French and German, University of Leeds (1999). CELTA, Leeds International Language Institute (1999).

Member since 2017 Mrs Debbie W

Qualified and experienced German, French and Spanish Teacher with Head of Department and overseas experience. Teaches German and French from Primary and Prep through to Key Stage 3, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and IB across all the major exam boards. Also teaches Spanish to GCSE and IGCSE as well as English to International Students. Provide language tuition for adult learners and businesses; from beginner to advanced levels.

Subjects: French, Spanish, German, EFL or ESL

Elizabeth Y

MPh Warwick (2015). PGCE Secondary Maths, Birmingham (2008). MSc Mathematics, University of Bristol (2006).

Member since 2015 Mrs Elizabeth Y

Qualified and experienced Maths and Science teacher, currently teaching at a local school. Teaches Maths from Key Stage 2 and 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE, IB and A level; teaches Sciences through to GCSE and IGCSE. Also teaches French and English from Prep to Key Stage 3. Edexcel, AQA and Cambridge Exam Boards. Has also taught the IB, with experience in international and private schools. Offers preparation for 11+, 13+ and School Entrance Examinations.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, EFL or ESL, Further Maths, English Language, 11+, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Common Entrance

Helena B

PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages, Durham University (1994). BSc (Hons) German and French, Aston University (1993).

Member since 2018 Ms Helena B

I have been a Qualified Teacher for 26 years and am currently Head of Modern Languages at Teeside High School where I teach German up to A level and French and German from Beginners, through to Key Stage 3 and GCSE. I can support preparations for School Entrance Exams. Alongside my classroom role, I am also an AQA Team Leader for GCSE Speaking Exams and I act as an eTwinning Ambassador, supporting the British Council in promoting international work in schools. I have also recently become a Google Certified Level 1 Educator.

Subjects: French, German

Sally W

PGCE Primary Education with QTS, Newcastle University (2020). BA (Hons) Surface Design, University of The Arts London (2014).

Member since 2020 Mrs Sally W

I am an enthusiastic and dynamic qualified primary teacher with experience working in schools in the UK and overseas. I have eight years of experience working with children from the ages of 0-17years. I hold a TEFL qualification and am trained in Philosophy for Children (P4C) and autism. Having originally trained in design, I always try to apply creativity to my lessons and believe that education should always be enjoyable.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, French, EFL or ESL, English Language, English Literature, Homeschool, SATs, 11+, School Entrance Exams

Julie H

PGCE Modern Languages, French and Spanish, Bristol University (2002). BA (Joint Hons) French and Spanish, Lancaster University(2000).

Member since 2018 Mrs Julie H

Qualified and experienced French and Spanish teacher, currently working at a high achieving secondary school in Northumberland in a thriving languages department. Vast experience of teaching French from KS3 - A Level, including preparing students for Oxbridge entry. Also teach Spanish KS3-GCSE. Expertise in helping students of all abilities to achieve at GCSE and A Level, with particular knowledge of AQA exam board.

Subjects: French, Spanish

Laura R

MA Education, Roehampton University, London (2013). PG Cert, Arts for Change, Roehampton University, London (2007). Graduate Teacher Training Programme, QTS, Brunel University (2004). BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Exeter (2001).

Member since 2016 Mrs Laura R

Qualified and experienced Primary Teacher with 10 years teaching experience across all primary ages including EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2. Advanced Skills Teacher. Supports SATs and 11+ preparation. Offers French teaching across Primary and Prep levels. SENCo with a good knowledge of teaching children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs. Qualified Montessori teacher (2018). National Award for Special Education Needs Co-ordination (2016).

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

Catherine S

PGCE Secondary, Modern Foreign Languages, Durham University (2007). BA (Hons) Modern Languages, French and Spanish, Hertford College, University of Oxford (2006).

Member since 2018 Ms Catherine S

I have 12 years of experience of teaching languages in a wide range of educational contexts: schools, sixth form colleges, adult education, and private tuition. I currently teach Spanish to A level and French to GCSE in a secondary school. I have extensive experience of teaching A level French, IB French B, IB Spanish B and Spanish ab initio, and some experience of teaching German to GCSE. I am experienced in teaching pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, and have undertaken training in this area.

Subjects: French, Spanish, German

Rachel Y

PGCE German with French, Nottingham University (2000). BA (Hons) German with French, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1996).

Member since 2019 Miss Rachel Y

Qualified and experienced teacher of Modern Foreign Languages. Experience teaching in both the Independent and State Sectors including roles as Head of German and Subject Manager for Modern Foreign Languages; currently supply teaching and offering home tuition. Teaches German and French from Primary and Prep through to Key Stage 3, GCSE and iGCSE and German to A-level; across all the major exam boards. Also able to teach Spanish from Primary and Prep through to Key Stage 3. Can Support preparation for Scholarships and School Entrance Exams. Provides language tuition for businesses from beginner to advanced level.

Subjects: French, Spanish, German

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