With previous experience of tutoring the language successfully to A-Level, you will find me friendly, relaxed, encouraging and thoroughly knowledgeable.
Lessons can be tailored, across the core skills, to fit any current curriculum, or to suit the needs of anyone wishing to study the language for business or pleasure.
Since qualifying as an interpreter with the Royal Navy in 1999 I have worked consistently with the French language in a wide variety of roles, including military liaison, military and commercial intelligence, import/export, business development, customer services, the timber industry, the travel/leisure industry and most recently, the oil/gas/water pipeline industry. This has required me to maintain my language skills to a very high level.
With regard to traditional tutoring, my first A-Level student went on to complete a degree in French & Linguistics, but I have frequently offered my experience and skills to colleagues wishing to attain a grasp of basic conversational French when deployed to francophone countries, often inspiring them to pursue further study.
Considerable experience in modern languages, geo-political studies, weapons systems and military communications systems and tactics, in addition to almost 20 years in a number of roles, both afloat and ashore, as linguist, interpreter, analyst, reporter, team leader, trainer, intelligence manager and operations planner in the UK, the North Atlantic, the Arabian Gulf, the Adriatic & Mediterranean Seas, Hong Kong and The Far East, Eastern and Western Africa and the Falkland Islands.
● Multi-lingual (French/Arabic/Russian)
● Transcription/Translation Skills
● Business Communications
● Health & Safety for Managers
● Interviewing & Counselling Skills
● Training Delivery
● Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
● Emergency First Aid
● Business Requirements Analysis & Design
● Managing Risk in Projects
● Volunteering with Refugees
● Interpreting Skills
● Microsoft Office Expertise
● Finance for Non-Financial Managers
● Prince2 Practitioner
● Stakeholder & Change Management
● Document Configuration Management
● Financial Mentoring
● Mental Health First Aid
● KUF Working with Personality Disorders
● Understanding Health Improvement
● Learning Disabilities
● Safeguarding Health & Safety
● Safeguarding Children & Young Adults
● Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
● Safeguarding Information
Deadly! Adrian is a really patient and encouraging tutor! His knowledge and passion for the subject is infectious and he is not afraid to be innovative to help Reuben to both understand and become more confident with the French language. Highly recommended!
Reuben is a very receptive student and, should he continue to improve at this rate, will be very well prepared for his exams in 2018
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