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Senior Cycle €40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a native French speaker and I was born in France where I did all my studies. Later in life, I moved to Spain where I taught French (Selectividad = L.C) in a Spanish secondary school in Madrid for more than 20 years . Now in Ireland, I have been preparing students for their French Leaving Cert higher level since 2012.I was teaching in person but due to Covid I'm teaching my classes online.Since I use my own documents, I had to adapt them for online use and follow a new approach by teaching through videoconference (Skype).My students’ feedback has been very positive and found the online classes very helpful. I'm registered as a Sole Trader, so I can give an invoice for the lesson, should you want it. As a student I studied Spanish at the University of Lyon and the University of Toulouse in France . I have a degree in Spanish and French language from the University of Lyon, a Masters in Spanish from the University of Toulouse . I received a degree in Spanish whilst studying at the University Complutense of Madrid in Spain. Several years ago my husband obtained a post in Dublin, so the family moved to Ireland. Since living here I have continued to give private language lessons to both pupils still at school who wanted to improve their grades and adults who wanted for personal or professional reasons wanted to improve their linguistic skills. I specialise in teaching French & Spanish for Leaving Cert higher level. I have a good knowledge of the syllabus and exam structure in both languages. I'm living near Bray.

Tutoring Experience:

As a professional teacher with more than 30 years experience, I recognise the importance of getting to know all of my students as individuals. In this way I can develop teaching methods and strategies to meet their specific needs and learning abilities. I have worked as a French teacher in Spain at both the primary and secondary school level and I am very familiar with the French and Spanish specifications followed by schools in Ireland (Leaving Certificate). I'm focus in preparing students for their Leaving Certificate. You can see references from students after having passed their Leaving Certificate.

Approach to Grinds:

The price given below is for a private lesson in French or Spanish in my home. Please note that the price per lesson will depend upon several factors including, the number of lessons booked, the number of students in a group if group lessons can be arranged and of course the location where the lessons take place. It's better value for money to attend a small group grind (say 3-4 pupils). If some of your friends have the same needs in French or Spanish as you, you can form a group and then contact me.
The price would be increased if the lesson takes place in your home according to the distance from my home.
There is the possibility to deliver lessons via Skype. But because of Covid from now on my lessons are online.

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Native Language: French
Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Ministry of Education (2001) - Teacher of Secondary Education (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University Toulouse (2000) - Spanish (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Complutense University (2000) - School Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University Lyon (1983) - Foreign Modern Language (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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