Pauline M - tutor
 

Pauline M
Tutor in Frognal, North West London

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£64.00 / hour

Nothing beats 20+ years experience

Teaching is my passion, not just my profession.

I am a native fully qualified teacher of French who has lived and worked in Cambridge and London. Passionate about languages and cultures, I do my best to share this enthusiasm with the students I teach.

I have gathered extensive experience over the past 20 years and currently work in a well known independent school in North London, teaching pupils from 12 to 18. All the inspections I have had in my teaching career have judged my lessons as "outstanding". I was Head of Department for 15 years, and am an examiner for two boards of examination at Advanced level. I currently organize and run a festival of French Drama; I also have experience in professional translation and interpreting.

I was lectrice at Trinity College (Cambridge) and have coached many students for Oxbridge, so I have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of entry requirements. I can help prepare for interviews, and for the written test too as I have created many sample papers based on the MLAT one in order to give students extra practice.

I am a patient and fun professional, and know how to taylor a lesson to suit specific needs. I incorporate games, literature, cinema and theatre when and where relevant. I motivate and reassure students; they grow in confidence and make excellent progress.

Reviews and References

There are 9 reviews or references for Pauline.

Written by Alexandra R

Fantastic mature French tutor with loads of experience of GCSE oral exams
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Written by Olivia W

Outstanding Mentor

Pauline tutored me for the duration of my A-level French course, and also helped me prepare an application to study languages at Oxford- it was her inspiration and dedication greatly influenced my decision to pursue languages at University in the first place!
Not only was she an outstanding tutor, but she also suggested a really interesting range of subjects and novels to read that made my application stand out, and gave me a great grasp of French culture and literature. She is rigorous with grammar, and after a year of her tutoring I arrived at Oxford with a level of language that made my current grammar teacher think I had lived in France!
I would recommend her to anyone interested in French or who needs help improving grammar.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
I got into Oxford and achieved very high marks in my A-level exams!
Written by Dan Z

GCSE French Oral

Pauline came round to help my son prepare for his GCSE French Oral. She helped him enormously and achieved an amazing amount in an hour! As well as helping him technically, she gave him a lot of pointers for exam preparation and really helped boost his self-confidence. Very happy to recommend her.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
Don't know yet! But he was happy and confident going into the exam, which for us was the most important thing.
Written by Marie L

Best French Tutor!

Pauline was my tutor for 3 years. I used to struggle with the written aspect of the language but she helped me overcome my weaknesses. She is patient and thorough and knew how to motivate me as I decided to do French A level. I would really recommend her to anyone who needs help in French!
Subject:
French
Outcome:
A* at GCSE and A at A level !
Written by Lauren I

Amazing tutor!

Pauline was a brilliant tutor. She made things that once seemed so complicated so easy. She was engaging and kind and I wouldn't have been able to get through my French GCSE without her magnificent help.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Thanks to Pauline, I received an A grade in French GCSE after I had received a D in the mock examination a few months earlier.
Written by Julian M

10/10 for Pauline

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.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
A Level French - A
Written by Aidan Q

Great!!!!!

Pauline was a fantastic help to our daughter when she most needed ti concentrating on her aural French but also giving her more than a little help in other areas throughout the time she tutored her. Can't recommend her enough.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
Yet to see but will update as and when
Written by Gigi W

The Best Tutor I could Have Hoped For

Pauline tutored me during the spring of 2017 in the run up to my french A2, and I haven't a single bad thing to say. She went the extra mile when helping me prepare for my oral, and even helped me with the structure and research of two sides for three different debates for a debating competition (which my team won both arguments in ) without letting me lose my love of the french language. She doesn't just tutor to the exam board (although she can!) she teaches french for the love of teaching. In the weeks coming up to my exam, she was supportive an on hand ready to mark, set questions, advise grammar and made me think like an examiner. As an examiner herself, she really knows the syllabus back to front. I can't recommend a more enthusiastic and caring tutor who, if you put the work in, really gets you those results that you need!
Subject:
French
Outcome:
A in French A level and almost full marks in my speaking exam
Written by Gigi W

The Best Tutor I could Have Hoped For

Pauline tutored me during the spring of 2017 in the run up to my french A2, and I haven't a single bad thing to say. She went the extra mile when helping me prepare for my oral, and even helped me with the structure and research of two sides for three different debates for a debating competition (which my team won both arguments in ) without letting me lose my love of the french language. She doesn't just tutor to the exam board (although she can!) she teaches french for the love of teaching. In the weeks coming up to my exam, she was supportive an on hand ready to mark, set questions, advise grammar and made me think like an examiner. As an examiner herself, she really knows the syllabus back to front. I can't recommend a more enthusiastic and caring tutor who, if you put the work in, really gets you those results that you need!
Subject:
French
Outcome:
A in French A level and almost full marks in my speaking exam
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Education and Qualifications

Pauline's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Paris xiii
Degree
BA languages
Grade
1st

School

Institution
French Baccalaureate
IB
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  • - English
    7
  • - Spanish
    7
  • - French
    7
  • - Maths
    5

Prizes and Scholarships

Won a two year placement to be a lectrice at Trinity College, Cambridge

Subjects

Subjects taught by Pauline are listed below.

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

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