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Robert Hooke


Currently Tutoring in: French Intermediate and Advanced
 
I was brought up and educated firstly in France and then in England, subsequently finding my way to Australia.
 
I began my professional career as a primary teacher, then specialised in the teaching of French at secondary and at university levels.  A graduate of the University of Melbourne, my postgraduate studies were in applied linguistics at the University of Essex in England.  With the exception of the period spent in the service of the RAAF, I have been a teacher of French during my entire career.
 
On retirement, I spent eight years sailing my boat around Victorian waters, then up the east coast to the warmer waters of the Queensland islands, subsequently coming ashore in Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast.  It is there that I joined U3A, again teaching French, until I decided to return to Melbourne - once again to take up the cudgels with U3A.
 
I currently tutor two classes and, on the whole quite enjoy it; except that I confess to becoming a bit cranky with students who don't study, and come merely for the social outing.  My greatest loves are presenting music programs for the classical community station 3MBS-FM, as well as reading the newspapers on air for Vision Australia's 3RPH.