Pauline was easily one of the best teacher's I've ever had. She taught me French at A Level and was a big factor in me choosing to study French at the University of Exeter.
Pauline is incredibly engaging, efficient, and patient. If I didn't understand something she would always have another way of explaining it that would help me understand. She doesn't give students answers, rather structures her lessons in such a way that the students can work them out and find them. The result of this is that the amount her students remember and retain is incredible. Learning languages can be incredibly dull and repetitive, but Pauline managed to consistently keep her students attention, and ultimately the grades that we all got are a testimony to her teaching.
She has a genuine love of all things languages and as a consequence is able to explain even the most obscure questions with ease. She demands high standards and effort from all her pupils, but is never unfair. She was unanimously respected by all her students because she brought the best out of us.
The quality of teaching I got from Pauline was far better than anything I received at University and I can't recommend her highly enough.
Despite leaving school 5 years ago, Pauline and I remain friends to this to day and I owe much of my enthusiasm and love of languages to her.