Ms. Babette Grolman-Conalty – German
An experienced and highly qualified tutor, Babette was born and raised in Germany, she has spent the best part of 25 years living in Ireland and England and is fully proficient in both languages.
Having qualified with a Master’s degree in Applied Languages at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Culture of the University of Mainz, Germany she is qualified to translate in German, English and Italian and her experience in this respect spans the Banking, Law and Equestrian sectors wherein she specialises in equestrian translations. In this respect, she also runs her own translation company DE Translations (http://de-translations.com/en/) (https://www.facebook.com/detranslations/) Babette also has a Postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Bristol, England.
Studying abroad (most notably in England, Ireland and Italy), Babette discovered her passion for teaching when she moved to Ireland to obtain qualifications in the Equestrian industry. Babette is also fully trained and qualified as a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor (BHSAI) in England and Ireland and has numerous years experience in teaching and coaching horses and riders, with an emphasis on flatwork; including a number of years experience in the Horse Racing Industry.
Babette has been teaching German, English and Horse Riding to children, teenagers and adults alike for many years and thoroughly enjoys her work as an educator. She has extensive experience giving private grinds/tuition to Leaving Cert. and Junior Cert. students, as well as private and group German language classes to both children and adults (from complete beginner and casual learner) to ambitious students who aim to improve their career prospects and want to attain a level of proficiency.
Babette takes pride in establishing a good working relationship with her students and listening to their concerns. Every lesson is tailored to each person’s or group’s requirements. Her well-founded knowledge of the subject matter is an instant success with her students because of her ability to convey both simple and advanced language concepts.
Babette is a well-received tutor, acknowledged by her students and their parents.
- German Master’s Degree in Applied Languages
- Postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Bristol, England.
- German – (oral, written & grammar)
- More than 5 years of tutoring experience
- Excellent rapport with students and parents
- Clear explanation of German language concepts, including grammar
- Ability to connect with students both collectively and on a one-to-one basis
- Focus on individual needs
Insights of Teaching Style
Babette’s attitude to teaching is that learning should be fun in a relaxed atmosphere, where the individual needs of students are catered for, while guiding each one to reach their full potential, with the ultimate objective of a marked improvement in results.