I have just graduated from Queen`s University Belfast with a first class honours in chemistry with French. I am taking a year out from my studies and during the Spring of next year I am heading to South Africa to do conservation work and earn my Safari guide qualification. I love education and teaching and so in September 2013 I will head to London to undertake a P.G.C.E. at King`s College London. During my degree I spent a year studying at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, which involved learning chemistry through the French, this gave me a whole new perspective on learning, studying and language and really helped me achieve during my final year at university.
: I have tutored both French to English speaking students and English to French students, furthermore for three summers running I have been involved in summer schools. I actually really enjoy the company of teenagers and so have found tutoring and teaching of any kind fun and very rewarding.I have always found it easiest to learn when I`m interested and when I actually understand the facts that I am trying to retain, and thus my approach is to spark interest. I do this in science by translating dull facts into reality and in language I turn learning phrases into actual expression. Everybody is different and learns differently and so the key is to try and find out how a student learns best (discussion, practice questions, written exercises) and help them to develop their own study skills, so that they can achieve not only in upcoming exams but throughout their academic career.