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Lessons offered by Colin
  • Individual
  • Group
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • at your place
Subjects taught
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Written comprehension -French
  • Vocabulary - French
Levels
  • All Levels

PhD graduate wants to teach French language to enthusiastic students in Perth, WA

Methodology

Bonjour! I will make French interesting and enjoyable by encouraging students to speak basic French with a view to using French in everyday conversation. I teach practical, conversational French. I can also teach basic French grammar with a view to reading simple French.

My lessons will begin with an everyday situation, and teach students which French words and phrases to use. Then we will have practice in speaking. I use pictures and music to make the lesson fun and encourage students to speak French as much as possible.

Background

I have a gift for languages. Having studied French for six years (five at High School and one at the University of WA), I have continued to read and speak the French language. I have also learnt Greek, Latin and Japanese.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson : $30/h
Lessons offered by Colin
Individual
Group
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
Subjects taught
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Written comprehension -French
  • Vocabulary - French
Levels
  • All Levels

Colin's CV

CV for Dr Colin Young

Personal Details

Name: Colin Young
Phone number: (concealed information)
Address: North Perth WA 6006
E-mail: (concealed information)



Career Objective

To work as a private tutor teaching French to adults.

Skills

• Multilingual communicative skills (French, Japanese, Greek, Latin)
• Excellent intercultural communicative skills
• Data entry skills: 94 keystrokes per minute
• Use of the Millennium database system at the State Library of WA
• Fast database retrieval and entry skills
• Computer literate in Word 8, Excel, Access and Outlook.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills
• Excellent interviewing skills
• Excellent writing and proofreading skills
• Good problem-solving skills
• Excellent research skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Strong analytical skills


Education

1996 Certificate in Office Skills (Word, Excel, Publisher), Perth
College of Computing, Mirrabooka

1992 Advanced Certificate in Japanese, YMCA International School,
Kumamoto City, Japan

1989 PhD in Greek literature, University of WA

1985 German (1 unit), University of WA

1984 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Greek, Latin and Ancient History,
University of WA

By 1979 Learnt French for 5 years in High School and 1 year at UWA

Main Employment History

2016-2017 Publicity Officer, Fellowship of Australian Writers WA
Administrative and clerical work, customer service for prospective and current clients, writing promotional material, designing and distributing flyers, updating membership and other databases, incoming mail, emailing and ringing media outlets (radio and print), writing press releases.

2015 Admin Officer, Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Data entry, managing multiple databases, dealing with clients by email and phone, printing out clients' information and using scanner to send information, opening mail and entering on Excel spreadsheet, making files from clients' application materials, registering files, retrieving physical files from compactus, following government regulations, adhering to OH&S policies, completing ongoing training.

2013-2014 Publicity Officer, Fellowship of Australian Writers WA
Administrative and clerical work, customer service for prospective and current clients, writing promotional material, designing and distributing flyers, updating membership and other databases, incoming mail, emailing and ringing media outlets (radio and print), writing press releases.

2012 Library Officer, State Library of WA
Client Services: customer service on welcome desk, referral, general information, dealing with book circulation, registering new computer and library users on a database, rectifying printer, photocopy and locker problems, receiving and returning lost property, directing clients to conference rooms, updating library card information on databases, searching for materials on Millennium database.
Promotions: working in the Love2Read Cafe with the general public to promote reading and the library’s services.
Stock and Stack: sorting and replacing library stock on shelves, conducting a special project to redirect duplicates from shelves to other storage locations.

2004-2010 Translator and Researcher, Strapper Constructions.
Translation project from English into several languages using hard-copy and internet dictionaries, internet research, updating a spreadsheet, proofreading of letters and proposals for funding.

2000-2001 Interviewer, WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey.
Door-to-door interviewing of households in metropolitan and country areas to collect health data for the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research, accurate data entry and record keeping

1997 Clerical Officer, Dept. of Records and Archives, Curtin University.
Entering and retrieving data from multiple databases, dealing with customer enquiries in person and by phone, handling mail, accurate record keeping

1990 – 1991 Teacher, JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program, Kumamoto City, Japan
Teaching English alongside Japanese English teachers in Japanese Middle Schools and High Schools, preparation of classes, intercultural exchange, attending work seminars.

Personal Qualities

I am reliable, flexible, a team player, thorough, positive, quick to learn new skills, and show initiative. I am a good listener, have a great sense of humour, and enjoy interaction with all kinds of people from all walks of life and all cultures.


Hobbies and Interests

Poetry reading, art, theatre, film, electronic publishing, and travel.


Referees:

(French tutoring)
Laurent Messier
Ph: (concealed information) or (08) (concealed information)

Peter Croxford
Ph: (concealed information)

(Publicity Officer)
Pat Johnson
Administrator
Fellowship of Australian Writers WA
Ph: (concealed information)
(concealed information)

(Translation and Research)
Dr Diarmuid Pigott
Strapper Constructions
Research Director
Ph: (concealed information)
(concealed information)

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