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Welcome, bienvenue, bienvenido to our website! MFL Worcestershire is a flexible language tuition service based in the north of the county, providing personalised language courses in French, Spanish, English and ESOL / EFL to people of all abilities. MFL Worcestershire also provides Online Tuition using the latest online teaching/learning tools.
The tutor, Sharon, is experienced, highly qualified and friendly.
MFL Worcestershire offers
Tuition for GCSE and A Levels (English, French & Spanish)
Adult lessons for business, conversation and qualifications including the French DELF / DALF, the Spanish DELE and English ESOL and IELTS
English for Academic Purposes
Face-to-face and online tuition
One-to-one and small group
About the courses
Sharon's approach to teaching has been informed through the most recent studies into language learning/teaching, as well as her own research in Applied Linguistics.
Lessons are tailored to the individual needs of every learner, whether an adult or a school age student, whether learning for academic reasons, for pleasure or for work. Importance is given to all four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and to the specific language needs of each student.
All PowerPoint presentations, which are embedded with sound files and website links to authentic materials and interactive activities, are made available to students after lessons. Online lessons can also be recorded and screenshots shared.
About the tutor
Sharon has been teaching French, Spanish and English as a Foreign / Additional Language to all ages and abilities and for all the main exam boards for over 15 years. She has been teaching English Language and Literature GCSE, English Language A Level and English for Academic Purposes for as long. She is a friendly flexible and innovative teacher who quickly puts her students at ease.
Sharon was awarded a Master of Education in Applied Linguistics with Distinction in 2016
Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) with Distinction; BA (Hons) in French & English Language Studies (2:1); Diploma in English for International Communication (Spanish); Diploma in Spanish Language Studies; CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Sharon is a GCSE and A Level examiner and the ESOL Advisor and Lead Tutor for an organisation supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Sharon runs regular French and Spanish Language Meetups with hundreds of online members and these friendly gatherings each attract up to 30 attendees.
Sharon has lived in France and Spain for many years and consequently has knowledge of the culture of both countries and that of the Francophone and Hispanic worlds in general. In her spare time she is learning Italian and she enjoys reading, particularly, about language and linguistics .
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"Sharon is such a patient teacher! I feel extremely comfortable and Sharon is very clear and encouraging." (Adult learner of French)
"Sharon is being a really great help for my son who is studying for higher tier English GCSE, very friendly, a lovely person, a pleasure to see and to top it all excellent at what she does."
"An excellent tutor. My daughter really connects well and is building confidence already. Would highly recommend. (English GCSE)
- Mrs Hall
"Sharon is very patient and therefore it makes the lesson enjoyable as well as educational."
"Sharon is very friendly, relaxed, patient and can adapt to her students needs. Highly recommended A+++++"
"I'm delighted to report that Dan got a level 6 in both English Language and English Literature [he was forecast 4s]. He is very happy. Thank you for all your hard work with him. I know it made a huge difference to his confidence and Dan always enjoyed his sessions with you."
"Sharon is a very talented teacher. My progress in the last month has outstripped my previous attempts by a wide margin. The lessons have been interesting and fun, with just the right amount of knowledge to absorb. I would recommend Sharon to students of any level." (Adult learner of Spanish)
"My son is dyslexic but extremely able in Maths and Sciences. He has always struggled with English and in order to get into a good 6th form needs to pass English. I couldn’t have found anyone better for him than Sharon. Over the past year he has always come out of each session very positive and chatty. His confidence has grown immensely. He even waxes lyrical about the set texts, something I never expected! Sharon tailors her tuition beautifully to the learner and her reliability and professionalism are always evident. I would not hesitate to recommend Sharon."
"Sharon is an excellent tutor. She is professional and very reliable. Her approach to teaching languages is ideal not only for giving my daughter confidence but enhancing her A level French skills..."
- Mr Voysey
" I have no hesitation in recommending Sharon, she has been a superb Spanish tutor for our daughter during the run up to her GCSE's. She is patient, kind, encouraging and professional, Alice has really enjoyed her weekly lesson which has maximised her understanding and learning of this language and this in turn has given her the confidence which has been so lacking...
...She mainly had one-to-one lessons but had an extra couple of on-lines too which work better than I had anticipated. Sharon genuinely cares about her students and should Alice be continuing with Spanish at A Level we would definitely continue with additional tutoring with her. I have already recommended Sharon to other friends and will continue to do so. A fantastic tutor. I dropped so lucky finding her!"
- Mr S Liversidge
"Sharon has been a great influence on our daughter’s A-Level French this year - our only regret was that we didn’t find her sooner! Sharon is professional, responsive, friendly and fun and our daughter’s confidence has grown so much over the last few months. We would not hesitate in recommending Sharon.Thanks!" - Paul
"As a mature person I was a little worried about learning a new language, especially as I found learning French at school very difficult. From the first lesson Sharon made me feel confident and Sharon’s teaching style puts me at ease, I’m so glad I made the decision to learn Spanish and would highly recommend Sharon to those looking for a tutor."
"Sharon is an excellent tutor who was able to quickly recognise my strengths and weaknesses. She is able to draw on a great depth of knowledge and experience which makes her lessons both highly enjoyable and very informative. Thank you very much."
"We’d like to say thank you for all that you’ve done in support of Sam in preparation for his GCSE. I know that he’s really enjoyed his Spanish with you and he achieved an 8!"
- Mr Bennett
"Awesome teacher! Easy going and very down to earth. I have learnt so much already not just the language but also about the culture and history. Very interesting. Thank you." (Adult learner of Spanish)
"Many, many thanks for all the work you have done with Peter. He thoroughly enjoys the sessions with you and his confidence in English has improved hugely."
- Mrs Farley
"Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her sessions with Sharon and clearly has benefitted enormously. She has made considerable progress and was able to approach her speaking exams with confidence thanks to Sharon’s help. I would thoroughly recommend her. Thank you Sharon."
- Mr R Bennet