A 5* Qualified Teacher with 14 Years Teaching Experience for KS3, GCSE, A-Level or Conversation Classes – French & German
My name is Sabina and I am a private French tutor, an online private German tutor, as well as a qualified English teacher for ESL, Business English and EFL.
I have taught thousands of students over the last eleven years as a secondary school teacher, as well as a private tutor. Generally, I have loved (almost!) every minute of it. Most of my learners have enjoyed our private tuition and have progressed extremely well.
Key Achievements as a Private German Tutor, French Tutor and ESL Teacher
My key achievements as a language tutor are:
✅ building confidence in French and German skills from the very first lesson
✅ improving exam grades by at least 2 grades within 5 months.
✅ aiding students to achieve over their school’s perceived potential (see my parent and student reviews below)
✅ helping students to achieve their language learning goals in a fun manner
✅ helping my tutees achieve the top grades in GCSE French & German (Grade 9) and A-Level French and German A*
Private Tuition Specialisms
- French beginner+ adult conversation
- German beginner+ adult conversation
- KS2, KS3, GCSE Private French Tutor
- KS2, KS3, GCSE Private German Tutor
- A-Level German
- German Pre-U (not currently running)
- Home Educated French and German Tuition
- Distance Learning French and German Tutoring
Below, you will find reviews from many of the students. They include private French tutoring reviews, online German tutor reviews, as well as feedback from my ESL students.
FRENCH TUTOR REVIEWS
ONLINE CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH TUTOR FEEDBACK
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Chris (Conversational French – Adult Learner) Peterborough
“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!”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Ian Weston (Conversational French – Adult Tutee)
Sabina was really good at figuring out our strengths and weaknesses and making lessons that helped us get to grips with French. My wife and I are at different levels of learning, and Sabina did a great job of teaching us both at the same time and was eager to make sure the lessons were working well for us. Highly recommended.
KS2 / KS3 and GCSE FRENCH TUTOR
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Macey, 9 Year Old French Student Working at KS3 Level and Towards French GCSE
Sabina has been teaching me since February. She is very kind and she teaches me very well, and I get challenged, which I like. Her lessons are very fun and I do my lessons on Fridays and I am always very excited to do my lessons.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Monika D., Parent of French KS3 Tutor Review
My son was very happy with the French tuition he received from Sabina. Lessons were well prepared and Sabina’s teaching methods were at a high standard. I would recommend her services to everybody, who needs French tuition.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Louise N., Parent of French KS3 Tutor Review
Sabina has been a great tutor. She is engaging and works at a steady pace. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking French tutoring.
GCSE FRENCH TUTOR
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nadya R., Parent of AQA French GCSE Tutor Review
Sabina has been absolutely amazing and I am so grateful for all her efforts over the past year. Sabina has such a lovely temperament and my son has enjoyed his lessons with her. She is very thorough, relevant and tailored the lessons to his interests. His predicted grade went from a 3 to a 6 and from foundation paper to higher paper for gcse! I can’t thank you enough and you are brilliant! Highly recommend.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Robert S., Parent of AQA GCSE French Tutor Review
I couldn’t be more happy with Katrina’s French lessons. Katrina was struggling at school and I am so pleased with her progress now. Being a shy girl she was apprehensive at first but Sabina has been brilliant and this can be seen in the improvements that Katrina is continuing to make at school. Her confidence has greatly improved too and Katrina will now interact in the class. Her teacher at school is really happy with the new progress and her reports and parents evening are a clear indication of this.
I can’t recommend The Ideal Teacher highly enough!
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GERMAN TUTOR – PARENT/STUDENT FEEDBACK
KS3 GERMAN TUTOR REVIEWS
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alisha W., Mother of Student for KS3 (Year 8 & Year 9) German Tutor Review
Sabina has been amazing with my son. He has autism and concentration can be a struggle but Sabina made each lesson engaging and fun which helped him focus. She is patience and calm in her teaching and tailors the learning to the individual x can’t recommend highly enough x
GCSE GERMAN TUTOR REVIEWS
⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ JS, Mother of Student for Private German CIE iGCSE 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!”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lisa, Mother of Private German AQA GCSE Tutee
“As a tutor, 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.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ John Parkin, Father of Home-educated GCSE German Student AQA
My daughter, who is home-educated, has been working towards GCSE German with Sabina for about 9 months. She started as an absolute beginner and has made remarkable progress. She looks forward to her lessons, is motivated to do her homework, and is enjoying the subject. Sabina is friendly, professional and well organised, and her teaching has a clear structure, direction and purpose. Altogether ideal, in fact.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Emily Potts, Parent of AQA German GCSE Student
I highly recommend the Ideal Teacher Language School. Sabina is a wonderful teacher. She is helping my son with his GCSE German and he has seen huge improvements across all areas even after just one month. In addition to being a subject expert, Sabina is very adept at relating her subject knowledge to the GCSE syllabus, making it clear as to what is required at each level, all the way up to achieving the top grades. Sabina combines thoroughness with patience, kindness and easy to understand explanations which makes her lessons very enjoyable.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amanda, AQA GCSE German Student’s Mother
Sabina is a great tutor for my daughter, who is studying GCSE German.The lessons are well structured with relevant back up materials. The lessons have focused on developing my daughter in those areas where she is less confident. However, Sabina has also introduced newer aspects of the language that has really enriched my daughter`s understanding. Overall, the lessons are excellently tailored to my daughter`s ability and progress.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lavanya M., Parent of AQA GCSE German Student Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Clare, Mum of KS2/3 Student Working Towards GCSE
Sabina has been teaching my daughter French and German on a weekly basis since February. She is friendly and professional at all times. The transition from face to face lessons to Skype due to COVID-19 was seemless. My daughter is always enthusiastic about, and really enjoys, her lessons and looks forward to them. She really likes Sabina too. Sabina is encouraging and challenging in perfect balance
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Terry W., Father of Student Taking AQA GCSE French and AQA GCSE German Tuition
Sabina is outstanding, patient and incredibly well organised. She has an extremely positive manner – always supportive and accepts that students have ups and downs and that progress depends on hardwork and motivation. My son had found his school lessons to be incomprehensible and had been led to believe that he was incapable or did not have the ability to learn French or German. With Sabina’s help and guidance, he rapidly caught up with the other students – and indeed outperformed students in the top set – whilst in the bottom set. So they transferred him to the top set in both subjects at the beginning of Y11.
He has made enormous strides with Sabina and now he hopes for level 8/9 in both French and German. I would absolutely recommend Sabina for people looking for language support and tuition.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nikki G., Mother of Student Taking AQA GCSE German Tuition
Sabina has tutored my son Henry for his German GCSE and I have seen such a great improvement in his confidence, the fluency of his speaking and his use of grammar when writing. Henry has enjoyed the sessions, found them really useful and has never once complained about attending which is a bonus! We can definitely see real progress from when he started and are looking forward to seeing how he does in his exams this summer. I would absolutely recommend Sabina to anyone looking for a tutor!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ellen L., iGCSE CIE German Tutor Review
Sabina is more than just ‘an ideal teacher.’ She is one of the best teachers I have ever learnt from.
Flawless organisation, endless resources and the patience help me understand both complex and simple concepts…
German was originally a confusing subject I was forced to take, but Sabina has shown me a new side to an amazing language and culture.
Thank you Sabina, for not only for helping me to improve my German tremendously over the last 6 months, but also for inspiring me to work hard!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ R F., iGCSE CIE German Tutor – Parent Review
Sabina is a brilliant Tutor. She taught my son who wasn’t doing so well for his GCSE German. With Sabina’s help, support and encouragement Zach managed to achieve a grade 9 and he was also enjoying German. My daughter has now started lessons with her. She is also finding the sessions beneficial. Would definitely recommend her.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Seher C., AQA German Tutor – Student Review
Amazing teacher! dramatically helped me improve my grades, is very professionally and without a doubt always polite . I am so so grateful to have such an amazing teacher. She is always outstanding and there has never been a lesson which I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly highly recommend.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Philip P., AQA German Tutor – Parent Review
I highly recommend Sabina. She tutored my daughter for around 5 months. She was predicted a 3 but collected her results today and achieved a 5! Thank you.
A-LEVEL GERMAN REVIEWS
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Audrey T., AQA A-Level German Tuition
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Agatha P., AQA A-Level German Tutee
I have been studying privately with Sabina for 4 years and took my A level German exam this year. Sabina has been a great teacher! She is very organised and will always take the time to focus on anything I feel I need more help with. Sabina is efficient, kind and supportive, and I look forward to continuing my lessons with her in September.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Zaara S., AQA A-Level German Tutee
I absolutely love working with Sabina to help improve my confidence and grade for my German A level. As someone who started the course with a lot of anxiety around the content, Sabina has always been patient with me and is always flexible in changing things around if something isn’t working. In such a short space of time I’ve noticed such an improvement, and I’m amazed at how hard working she is with her well-planned lessons and extra resources she always has to hand to help me. My enjoyment for the subject has grown so much and I feel so much more prepared for my exams. I couldn’t recommend Sabina enough!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Jessica K., AQA A-Level German Tuition Parent Review
Sabina was efficient and helpful in the German tutor sessions leading up to my sons’ year 12 exams. She had a very good range of resources.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Dan Adams, AQA A-Level German Tutor Feedback
Sabina has had a very positive impact on my German A-Level this year and improved my grade significantly. The lessons were tailored specifically to my needs and were very engaging, improving my written and speaking skills. Would definitely recommend!!
PRE-U GERMAN TUTOR REVIEWS
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – T.S. Pre-U German Student
“Put simply, Sabina is an excellent German teacher. I had lessons with her for my GCSEs and I managed to score a 9 and when I made the decision to continue on with German in the sixth form for Pre-U, I decided to have weekly lessons with Sabina again, to ensure that I am able to attain the highest grade possible next year in my exams.
Sabina is always very accommodating and flexible in lesson timings as well as with taught-content. She always listens to what I feel needs work on and she also picks up on what she thinks will be best for me to focus on. I have done a mixture of listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar throughout our lessons in order to maintain all aspects of the language at a high standard.
Sabina is always happy to help me with spontaneous questions and she always goes out of her way to help me, for example with my Pre U speaking project; she proof read it and then helped me to correct my own mistakes. I am always learning higher level language phrases and pieces of vocab with Sabina and this has really helped accelerate my German in the classroom. Currently we are preparing for my exam, through tailored exam style practice, it has only been a few lessons and I feel as though my fluency has improved drastically.”
ADULTS CONVERSATION CLASSES IN GERMAN TUITION REVIEW
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alex E., A2/B1 German Conversation Classes
“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.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sue C., A2 Adult German Conversation Classes
Brilliant tutor, according to my 70 year old mother who has been taking lessons for a while with Sabina now.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Esther G., A2/B1 Adult German Conversation Classes (Currently on Maternity)
Sabina has been an outstanding teacher. Every minute counts in her lessons and I feel I have grown in confidence. She is patient and skilful and knows exactly how to tailor her lessons to the student’s needs. She is also very funny and we had such a great time – the lessons flew by! I can’t wait to get more lessons with her – in only a few weeks my German improved so much! Danke Sabina
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Anna B., Adult German Goethe Exam Prep Tutor Review
Lessons are always well structured and Sabina is so patient!
ESL AND EFL TUTOR – STUDENT REVIEWS
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hubert (Polish) ESOL L2 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.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Vera T (Latvia) ESOL Level 2
Being a student on ESOL Level 2 course 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!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Asta B. (Lithuania) 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.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Vladislava I. (Bulgarian) ESL B2 Student
Sabina 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.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Krisztina Pecsi (Hungarian) ESOL L2 Student
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sylwia Gowalska (Polish) ESOL Level 2
It was a pleasure to be a part of your group and I have enjoyed every single lesson! ? You are absolutely fantastic teacher, inspiring and it was one of the best courses / learning I have been part of.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Graciele Camargo (Brazilian) ESOL L2
Totally recommend this teacher. She is excellent in what she does. Super professional, has great communication and listening skills. Very friendly and patient and has a very strong work ethic. She will not give up on you until you have reached your learning. She is very organised and prepared and always available to help and support where needed. She is always very happy and smiley during her lesson. She is always prepared for a silly question or an extra explanation! There is a great teaching environment. Very satisfied with how much I have improved. Thank you.
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Before becoming a French and German tutor, 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, to move to a French or German speaking country, as well as conversation.
In addition, to being a private French and German tutor. I have taught Business English to professionals in France, Germany, Austria, Egypt etc, help home-educated students learn French and German. I also help students who are learning languages through distance learning. I love it all!
If you are interested in a getting a private tutor for French, German or ESL (English as a Second Language), please get in touch. I would love to help you achieve your goals too!
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