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James T
Tutor in New Barnet, North London

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Encouraging and experienced language tutor

I love teaching and tutoring as it enables me to help others to "get the language bug" and become as curious as I am about how languages work and hungry to learn more.
While I have a calm, patient, encouraging manner, I am determined to achieve results. This has enabled me to build up many years' teaching and tutoring experience both in the UK and abroad - I spent six years living as a professional tutor in Italy.
Since moving back to England I have been tutoring adults in French, German, Spanish and Italian, which I find very rewarding as I am able to quickly build up a rapport with the student. I often find that adults who are motivated to learn foreign languages have similar interests to me, not to mention a similar sense of humour. I encourage my students to appreciate the culture of countries where the target language is spoken, starting with simple songs and moving on to radio, television, literature and film.
I have also prepared many schoolchildren for their GCSE and A Level examinations, and in this way I have become very familiar with the requirements of exam boards and how to help students meet them.
Fluent in four European languages (German, Italian, French and Spanish), I have a natural linguistic flair and an enthusiasm about foreign cultures. I have German-British dual nationality and my wife is from Peru so I have taught myself Spanish.

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Reviews and References

There are 8 reviews or references for James.

Written by Janet R

Great French tuition for my kids

I have a 16-year-old taking GCSE this year and 15-year-old studying French from scratch to take GCSE next year. James has been great for them both. He makes his lessons stimulating and is patient, encouraging, reliable and punctual. He has excellent knowledge of his subject and a real passion for teaching.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
My older girl is expecting an A, two grades up from when James started, while my younger girl really enjoys her lessons and is confident about doing very well next year.
Written by Martin G

A very patient and capable language tutor

Having learnt german at school I wanted to refresh my knowledge prior to a trip to Germany later this year. I have had several lessons with James and have found him to be a very patient and capable teacher with a great knowledge of his subject.
Subject:
German
Outcome:
I am now much more confident in my spoken german and was recently complimented on it by a native speaker!
Written by Nadeem S

James is a friendly and helpful tutor

I studied basic Spanish at school, but I forgot most of it and lost any confidence in using it. James gave me regular tuition for about a year, during which my Spanish improved significantly. James is reliable, encouraging and brought the best out of me.
Subject:
Spanish
Outcome:
He boosted my confidence with the lessons so I could hold decent conversations with locals when I went on holiday to Spain.
Written by Lisa V

Very good German teacher

James tutored me in basic German for several months in 2016. I found him to be a very approachable, patient and encouraging tutor with good knowledge of his subject. We covered both grammar and conversation and he found a way to make this stimulating and productive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a tutor.
Subject:
German
Outcome:
I have been able to converse with my German relatives with much more confidence and ease.
Written by Ruth L

Good at explaining

James prepares interesting homework, builds on my suggestions for topics and has a relaxed manner.
Subject:
Spanish (Beginner)
Written by Thomas R

Lovely chap. Focused and personalised lessons around your goals.
Subject:
German (Beginner)
Written by Joan P

James Trevellian

My daughter was having difficulty with French and German languages at GCSE level. James tutored her for a short period of time from February to May and I am glad to confirm today that my daughter achieved a pass in both subjects. James is extremely conscientious and cares deeply about the progress of his students. I would strongly recommend him as a private tutor.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Foundation German C, French C
Written by Alisa M

Subject:
French (Beginner)
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Education and Qualifications

James's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Bristol
Degree
BA Joint Honours German and Italian
Grade
2:1
Institution
University of Bradford
Degree
MA East European Studies
Grade
Distinction

School

Institution
University College School
A Levels
x3
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  • - French
    A
  • - German
    A
  • - Geography
    C
Institution
University College School
GCSEs
x9
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  • - English Language
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Maths
    A
  • - French
    A
  • - German
    A
  • - Geography
    A
  • - History
    A
  • - Chemistry
    B
  • - Physics
    B

Prizes and Scholarships

European Social Research Council scholarship to study MA in East European Studies

Other Qualifications

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Subjects

Subjects taught by James are listed below.

  • Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
  • A-Level, Beginner, GCSE
  • A-Level, Advanced, AS, Beginner, Common Entrance, GCSE
  • A-Level, Advanced, AS, Beginner, GCSE, Intermediate
  • Beginner, GCSE, Intermediate

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