Rachael Pasierowska

german teacher

Based in
Leeds, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield
Rachael Pasierowska | german teacher

Rates: £15-£22


Make an enquiry Phone: 07746890127

I have a wide range of teaching experiences across a variety of countries: England, France, Senegal, Spain and Scotland. Perhaps my most emotionally challenging experience was when I taught street children in Senegal voluntarily. However, teaching in secondary schools in Kent was also physically challenging. I have experience teaching across all ages from 4-retirement age. I have experience teaching French and German as foreign languages in England. Currently I am tutoring a student in English as a foreign language as well as a GCSE student in French.

In addition to my anglo-teaching experiences, I was invited to participate in a trans-channel teaching project in France where I taught History and Citizenship in a French Secondary School. This helped me to not only ameliorate my knowledge of the French language, but also to fully experience French culture. After having lived in Senegal, this was the first submerging French experience for me. Whilst working in France I helped run additional English revision classes and established contacts between the school newspaper and my former school in England. Since leaving the school I have written the regional English examinations for the past two years and regularly record listening exams for the school's use.

I was awarded the Canterbury Christ Church University Ian Thompson Award for Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom (2010) and was invited to give a lecture to current PGCE Modern Foreign Language students on Creativity, which I thoroughly enjoyed and which enabled me to share my resources with trainee teachers.

Experience

Teacher of French and German

In my teaching I have always striven to offer pupils a large variety of teaching methods with the hope to reach out to every individual child's own needs and interests. Consequently, I have used a variety of pedagogical approaches, notably ICT, worksheets, group and individual games, speed challenges, Grammar and lexical songs, tasting German and African food, dressing up, acting, visiting the school's farm, and the most rewarding, albeit challenging: the delivery of three self-created History and Science Schemes of Work that I delivered entirely in German across KS3 year groups. I am passionate about the transfer of language skills from teacher to learner.

My philosophy regarding the delivery of Modern Foreign Languages is largely culturally orientated owing to my residency in Senegal. Moreover, as a linguist I place a great focus on language awareness both of the Foreign Language, but importantly, of one's mother tongue. Through teaching several lessons in Dutch, students were required to use skills which they were previously not aware of: it was rewarding to see students using and identifying those abilities which helped them to direct themselves in a completely new language. Moreover, my understanding and approach regarding the teaching of MFL within the National Curriculum is currently very much CLIL and cross-curricular based, something which is largely based on my passion for History. During my PGCE it was evident that pupils enjoyed learning about the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the social and geographical effects of the Berlin Wall through the German language. As a teacher, it was a pleasure to speak with parents and colleagues about my pride regarding pupil achievement, and most importantly, to see pupils grow in belief and confidence at their extraordinary achievements. Of course, there is 'no size fits all', however, teaching through the medium of other subjects gave students who normally 'held-back' in the MFL classroom the chance to draw upon skills learnt in other subjects.

Dates: 
Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Educational history

MSc Slavery

Dates: 
September, 2010 - August, 2011
Institution: 
University of Edinburgh
Additional qualifications: BA Hons French and German : 2.1 (upper second) QTS - Canterbury Christ Church University PGCE 11-18 French and German CCCU TEFL Trinity Spanish 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 University of Edinburgh

PGCE 11-18

Dates: 
September, 2009 - July, 2010
Institution: 
Canterbury Christ Church University
Final grading: Outstanding

TEFL Trinity

Dates: 
August, 2009 - September, 2009
Institution: 
Oxford House, Barcelona

Spanish

Dates: 
September, 2008 - July, 2009
Institution: 
University of Portsmouth
Level A2/ B1 : Final Classification - A/ 1st First Class

BA Hons Combined Modern Languages

Dates: 
October, 2004 - July, 2009
Institution: 
University of Portsmouth
Final Classification: 2.1 upper second

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Make an enquiry Phone: 07746890127

Last login: 8 years 10 weeks ago


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