I am a French, German and English teacher and private language tutor. I have taught thousands of students over the last ten years and have loved (almost!) every minute of it. Most of my learners have enjoyed the lessons and have progressed very well!
My language teaching journey started in 2008-09 when I completed my Cert.TESOL qualification at Boston College. Thereafter, I taught English (ESOL) for six years at the same college, before taking a two year break to work on my PGCE (Secondary French and German) and teach at schools in Lincolnshire and Norfolk. In the meantime, I have also taught French, German and English privately to younger and older students (10 years old to 70 years old) who want to learn English, French or German for studies, exams, work and conversation.
Below, you will find just a few reviews from many of the students I have tutored languages to!
FRENCH TUTORING REVIEWS
CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH TUTORING – LINCOLNSHIRE/CAMBRIDGESHIRE
“I have been learning French with Sabina for the past 4 months. She had a difficult task, having never learned a language before I was starting at age 46! From a standing start, she has brought me to a place where I can understand basic questions, form simple sentences, use correct grammar and respond in French – all in 4 months! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her knowledge of the language is excellent, every lesson contains new learning, and most importantly, she makes it fun to learn!” – Chris (Conversational French – Adult Learner) Peterborough
GERMAN TUTORING REVIEWS
GCSE GERMAN REVIEW FOR TUTORING
“Put simply, Sabina is just amazing. She is well prepared before every lesson and she ensures that everything learnt in a lesson is recapped at the end. She is very thorough and always notes down topics and grammar sections that my son wants to go over in the future. She assists him with his vocabulary learning and she always encourages him to extend this further. Sabina has helped my son with all aspects of his German IGCSE course and recently she has helped him perform highly in his speaking exam by tailoring her teaching to his needs. She is also very flexible with her lessons and always finds a way to fit in my son’s lessons, especially as he approached the speaking exam, she set aside many lessons just for him! My son has only been having lessons with Sabina for a short amount of time, despite this his confidence has grown, his vocabulary recall has improved and his use and variety of complex structures in his writing has developed. Sabina has taken my son from an A/B (6/7) standard to a high A* (8/9) level. Overall, Sabina is great German teacher and I highly recommend her!” – JS, Mother of German GCSE Student
GCSE GERMAN REVIEW FOR TUTORING
“Sabina has been a great help with Georgia whilst studying for her GCSE in German. She has helped with both vocabulary and speaking, and her confidence has gone from strength to strength since starting with Sabina. Georgia is hoping to continue with A-level, and Sabina’s teaching method has assisted Georgia with this decision. Sabina is punctual and an excellent teacher and I would strongly recommend her.” Lisa, Mother of German GCSE Student
GERMAN CONVERSATION CLASSES TUTORING REVIEW
“I have a lesson with Sabina almost every week, often at different times due to my work schedule, we start our lessons in German. Greeting each other in German and talking about what I have done in the week, e.g. activities, work, going out, eaten etc… This way I’m learning the language by my own life, which I really enjoy. It puts relevance to what I am learning, its not just about saying hello, my name is, I like eating… its about being given the tools to hold a conversation with someone in another language. Our lessons have taught me to communicate with people, not just talk to people. My biggest weakness is listening comprehension, I need to have someone say the words to me, and hold that conversation in German, as listening to TV, YouTube is not enough for you to have proper social interactions. What Sabina has done for me is given me the tools needed to understand sentences not just a word here or there, so when our lessons are over I know I have learned something specific and helpful to my language comprehension, which makes me feel good about myself.
Sabina takes the time to tailor a lesson to your needs, which is brilliant. For our lessons, I do want to learn the grammar, but I don’t want to drown in it, so she explains how and why sentences are structured in the way they are and what grammar to use. Then lets me use the sentences and grammar I have learned, without overloading my mind. This is very useful as the new information I am taught stays current. She sets me assignments to do between lessons, this is also very useful as it allows expansion on the lesson gone and a good basis for the next lesson, allowing me to learn quicker.
Most importantly though, if I have a question, if I don’t know what to say, if I can’t understand what I’m being told, I feel comfortable to ask for help, which to me, is very important. I would highly recommend her for any of your language learning needs.” Alex E. (German Conversation Classes – March 2019)
Brilliant tutor, according to my 70 year old mother who has been taking lessons for a while with Sabina now. Sue C. (German Conversation Classes – December 2019)
ENGLISH TUTORING REVIEWS
ESOL LEVEL 2 LANGUAGE STUDENT
The classes with Sabina were an amazing experience and journey. During the classes, I studied a lot of useful things like grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, pronunciation etc. Sabina taught us everything in an easy and pleasant way. In my opinion, speech classes were the best part of the course. I did not feel ashamed and Sabina supported everybody. I think that I develop my English skills and due to classes with her, I prepared to continue education on the next level. Hubert Polish ESOL L2 Student
I was Sabina’s student on ESOL Level 2 course. It was good year for me, I refreshed some knowledges from my school and added some new skills to them. Sabina is very nice as a teacher and even better as a person! I’ve been scared and worried about how everything will be going, but her support and very kind attitude to us dispelled all that bad feelings. I could understand most of things which ones she told to us and if something was misunderstood she always tried to find other words to explain. I really happy I had such positive and kind teacher in my life! And I really recommend her as a teacher because in addition to knowledge, you will also enjoy the learning process. Thank You very much, Sabina! Vera T (Latvia) ESOL L2 Student
I met Sabina 2018 – 2019 ESOL level 2 course, she was my teacher. It was return for studying after a long time for me. I was very lucky to have Sabina for my teacher at that point, because she is very passionate about teaching. And even more she spread it all around her. Her lessons was always planed very carefully. Sabina well organised and was ready for each lesson. There was 10- 15 students in our class, and she involved all and every each of us to be active in learning. Sabina made sure that everything we learned was recapped. She was asking time from time us, was we happy with lesson or not and that we would like to change. I can not recommend Sabina more, lovely person, very professional and you can be sure her biggest goal is to make sure you understand the lesson. I am so glad I met her, I enjoy every lesson with her and Sabina is one of the main reason I decided to carry on this studying. Thank you. Asta B. (Lithuania) ESOL L2 Student
I am so happy to know Sabina. She is a lovely teacher and has exciting magnetism as a person as well. Sabina’s lessons are creative and well structured. She is the best master in balance between explanation of serious grammar and practising speaking and writing. We did a lot of conversations and writing variety of texts. Sabina is supportively concerned about our difficulties. As an excellent teacher she is stressing on what we have to do to succeed and gently guides us with what we have to improve. She is always positive and encourage us in learning. I like Sabina’s lessons, they are full of friendly smiles and passion. Sabina has so warm smile and heart. I am sure that every student will be glad to be in her classes. Vladislava I. (Bulgarian) ESOL L2 StudentJOIN ME ON MY SOCIALS FOR MORE FAB TEACHING CONTENT >>