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Ruth Fortes

French and Portuguese Tutor
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I am a fully qualified teacher (with UK QTS) with over 20 years of teaching experience, having taught French and Portuguese in Portugal, Cape Verde, and the UK. I have taught across a range of ages from KS2-KS5 and a range of ability levels. Teaching is my passion and I love to learn and share my knowledge and language skills with others.

Professional Experience

Current 2022
Grantham College
European French Language Lecturer | UK, Grantham

Lecturer for beginner and intermediate conversational French. I prepare my own lessons, take register of attendees and use variety of my own creative teaching resources.

Current 2013
Freelance Tutoring
French and Portuguese Tutor | UK, Grantham

As a tutor, my goal is to help the student fill in any gaps or shortcomings in their own homes using an online platform to teach peoplec French and Portuguese worldwide.

Brighton Early Ltd
Language Trainer | UK, Brighton

Online tutoring of adult learners to prepare the lessons in conversational French and Grammar

Lancaster College, Portugal
Teacher of French | Portugal

Implemented effective lesson plans to meet the needs of students at different proficiency levels of French speaking. Created a positive learning environment for students to feel comfortable practising Oral French while marking their work.

IBM and Apple
Technical Advisor | France

Provided technical leadership, guidance and direction on the design, development, security, infrastructure, testing and implementation functions of information management systems.


Master's Degree in Teaching Portuguese As a Foreign and Second Language at The University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 2008.


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