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Lucinda W
Tutor in Southfields, South West London

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Highly experienced French, Spanish and EAL tutor.

A native English speaker, I am a passionate linguist with a degree in Linguistics & Phonetics with French and Spanish from the University of Leeds. After graduating, I went on to teach English, French and Spanish in an international boarding school in Switzerland. Here I became fluent in French and Spanish and gained invaluable experience in teaching international students at all levels and ages. I have now returned to London and am looking to continue my tutoring in all three languages.

I provide a bespoke one to one service in teaching children of all ages French, Spanish and English to all levels: inc. beginner, intermediate, advanced and specialise in GCSE, iGCSE, AS/A2 levels, IB and university tuition.

I have travelled extensively whilst working as a tutor, providing opportunities for me to immerse myself in various cultures, feeling truly at home in Switzerland, Mallorca, Italy and Greece. Each destination presented new challenges but together they have left me with a plethora of linguistic skills and an invaluable knowledge of each society and its norms.
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Reviews and References

There are 14 reviews or references for Lucinda.

Written by Irina E

Refrence for Lucinda Williams

In the summer of 2014 Lucinda was teaching French B SL of IB DP to my daughter Tamara. Lucinda brought a lot of teaching materials and her lessons were always very interesting and productive. Tamara enjoyed the lessons with Lucinda and when she was back to school her progress was obvious. Lucinda is a very attentive and serious teacher and I am confident that her teaching potential will benefit her future students.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
My daughter's completed her IB DP with the highest grade 7 in French B SL - there is a lot of Lucinda's input in that mark.
Written by Joanna H

Referecne for lucinda Williams

Lucinda was an excellent tutor for my son at Josh. He is usually a confident learner but was really struggling with Spanish. He settled straight away with Lucinda and she knew when to stretch him and when to support and guide him. She made the lessons fun and relevant and took the time to find out exactly what the curriculum required.
Subject:
Sociology
Outcome:
He passed his Spanish GCSE and was delighted!
Written by Johanna H

Highly highly recommended

I can't recommend Lucinda highly enough - she pitched it just right for my son Josh. She knew when to push him and when do support and guide. She had researched his syllabus as was just great
Subject:
Spanish
Outcome:
He passed his GCSE Spanish !
Written by Suha T

Exceptional French tutor

My son who is 10 years old has been having French tuition with Lucinda for a year and a half. He was in the bottom set for French last year and wanted to improve his language, vocabulary and grammar skills. Lucinda has been an incredible tutor to him. She makes lessons enormously fun, varied yet packed with lots of learning material, advanced vocabulary and grammar. He has learnt so much without even realising it. He did so well in last years summer school exams, thanks entirely to Lucinda, that his school moved him straight to the top set for French this year. And thanks to her incredible teaching and continued support this year he got the top French mark in the year group in both the winter and summer exams. Lucinda is a very talented and gifted tutor who has a deep understanding of both the French language as well as how to teach it well to students of all ages and abilities. We couldn't recommend her more highly.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Moving from the bottom French set to the top and getting the highest marks in school exams
Written by Tova P

Best tutor we ever had!

Lucinda taught our daughter for French GCSE. She was a reluctant learner and had grown to really dislike the subject and resented the fact that we had suggested she do extra French outside of school. As her cousins were French we had insisted, but several good tutors were unable to meet this tricky challenge. Then we found Lucinda; she effortlessly managed to engage our daughter and within a couple of sessions our daughter found that she was actually looking forward to the lessons! Lucinda was so professional, knew exactly what was required of the syllabus, and was very responsive to the type of learner our daughter is. She taught with humour and was so friendly and kind that our daughter started to learn and retain what she hadn't been willing or able to before. Her enthusiasm, expertise, patience and wit coaxed our daughter along to get a grade that we hadn't thought possible, but more importantly laid the foundations to enable Lara to communicate in French at a meaningful level with her family. I asked my daughter to give me one word that summed Lucinda up and she said "perfect!"
Subject:
French
Outcome:
B grade at GCSE, but more importantly reversed our daughters dislike of the language, leaving the door open to develop her skills in the future
Written by Liz H

Since the summer of 2016 Lucinda has been tutoring our daughter, Katie, for IB Higher Level Spanish on an intermittent basis because Katie was at boarding school. Katie's oral and written performance hovered around 5 and all her offers from Russell group universities required a 6. Katie achieved a 6 in Spanish, and 40 overall in the IB, which was beyond expectations. We would like to acknowledge the exceptional effort made by Lucinda in making sure that Katie was fully prepared for her oral (so much so that she scored above a fellow bilingual student) and the very helpful, exam-specific instruction she provided for the written exams. The extra effort made by Lucinda was notable. She sent tests in advance to assess our daughter's level and identify weaker areas, she provided follow up marking and also provided me, as the parent, with a detailed assessment of Katie's performance and areas that warranted further attention. Katie probably did not have more than 10 to 16 hours with Lucinda and yet the tutor's contribution was certainly instrumental in moving her result up from 5 to 6. In addition, Lucinda established an excellent rapport with the student. Katie, who does not usually like tuition, actually asked for further lessons. We are very grateful to Lucinda for her exemplary efforts and we would recommend her without reservation.
Subject:
Spanish (IB)
Written by Catherine M

I just wanted to convey our thanks again for all the wonderful direction, and guidance you've given to Charlie throughout the development of her IA. She loves languages and so I was not surprised that she elected for Spanish at HL, though I think she had begun to feel a little daunted by the fact that the other student was from a native background. Your exceptional approach and wealth of knowledge has given her a boost of confidence, and a sense of satisfaction in taking on the challenge of the HL. More broadly I feel you've also mentored Charlie through a period of the IB that had been awash with deliverables and all the stress that came with that - you were very much a breath of fresh air and we are very grateful for that positivity.
Subject:
Spanish (IB)
Written by Jeanne

Lucinda is a very committed teacher. I feel very lucky to have come across her for my Spanish tutoring. Despite only booking a few hours with her, Lucinda greatly improved the quality of my Spanish. Thanks to her I secured 94% on my official IB result. This is a level 7, it was my best score and overall I got 42 points. So I made it to Oxford!
Subject:
Spanish (IB)
Outcome:
Jeanne is going to Oxford University in September 2017 to study theology and religion at Mansfield College.
Written by Suma

Thanks to Lucinda for helping my son secure a 6 in Spanish B. She is very thorough in preparing her students with all the necessary details in making them gaining confidence
Subject:
Spanish (IB)
Written by Aleks H

Reference for Lucinda

We absolutely loved Lucinda and according to my daughter, the time just flew by, with three hours seeming like one!

That is the sign of a great teacher, educating whilst keeping it interesting and keeping the kids engaged.
Subject:
French (Primary)
Written by Yassin M

Lucinda is an outstanding tutor who knows the course so well its as if she wrote it herself. She is a lovely tutor who is patient and, in my opinion, better than my own French teacher at school
Subject:
French (IB)
Written by Timmy E

We are extremely happy with Lucinda's tutoring. She is very meticulous and dedicated. All her classes are well planned and her attention to details is impressive. She is very responsive with any queries and gives elaborate feedback on the student's strengths and weaknesses.
Subject:
French (IB)
Written by Nancy S

Fantastic tutor!

We strongly recommend Lucinda! She has helped my twin girls to pass the entrance exam at their current school.
Her fun, creative yet structured sessions with each one of the girls really motivated them. They were looking forward to each session.
Lucinda is a patient, enthusiastic tutor. We could not recommend her enough.
Subject:
Admissions
Outcome:
Admitted to the school. Thank you Lucinda!
Written by Catherine M

What can I say, you have been the most fantastic mentor for Charlie - to have emerged from the IB having had a strength of connection with a brilliant linguist like yourself is a major achievement in itself. I have again passed on to Emma our highest praise for everything - the professionalism of your feedback to us as parents, the warmth and genuine interest you have brought to your lessons with Charlie, and of course your outstanding skills as a language tutor.

We all feel so very fortunate to have had you on Charlie's team, and beyond the exams I very much believe that you have cemented a love of languages which will always stay with Charlie.

Enormous thanks

Catherine, Steve and Charlie
Subject:
Spanish (IB)
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Education and Qualifications

Lucinda's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Leeds
Degree
Linguistics & Phonetics BA
Grade
2:2

School

Institution
St John's School, Leatherhead
A Levels
x3
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  • - French
    A
  • - Spanish
    A
  • - History
    B
Institution
Surbiton High School
GCSEs
x12
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  • - English Language
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Biology
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Physics
    A
  • - Maths
    B
  • - French
    A*
  • - Spanish
    A*
  • - ICT
    A*
  • - Religious Studies
    A*
  • - History
    A
  • - Dance
    A

Subjects

Subjects taught by Lucinda are listed below.

  • Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
  • Primary
  • A-Level, AS, Common Entrance, Degree, GCSE, IB, Scholarship
  • Primary
  • A-Level, AS, Common Entrance, Degree, GCSE, IB

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