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This is how 2 referees rated Pascale:





Subjects Taught


Price Guide
Primary $30.00
Secondary $30.00
NCEA Level 1 $30.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $30.00
Adult/Casual $30.00


Price Guide
Primary $30.00
Secondary $30.00
NCEA Level 1 $30.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $30.00
University $30.00
Adult/Casual $30.00

Personal Description:

I moved to Aotearoa NZ at the end of 2003, from Paris where I was working for a Fashion & Textile magazine as an information researcher for their journalists… and I loved my job!
Since then, following a few migrant jobs and a good go at a career in food & hospitality, I decided to play my jokers, French and Information/Education.
I worked twelve years as an Auckland Council librarian and am just finished with a Facilities/Administration position recently.
My qualifications:
BA (Licence, France) in English
Tourism Professional Diploma
Master in Records/Knowledge management.
I now live in Gisborne, Turanganui a Kiwa, Eastland.

Tutoring Experience:

I’ve been teaching English and French both in my home country France and in New Zealand. 1-on-1 and in community classes (in Auckland: Euroasia in Parnell and Mt Roskill Grammar School).
I have studied towards a "Teach French as a Second Language" degree (unfinished) and obviously English is my second language. I also learnt/studied Spanish, Italian, and German. This provides me with a sound insight of what learning a language in a different country is about… an exciting challenge !

Tutoring Approach:

Whether you're a beginner, are revamping your school French, wish to enjoy meaningful Conversational French, are studying towards the International Baccalaureate, or else… do contact me and we'll see from there.
We can either follow and deepen your school curriculum, or use my material.
I have developed a method, based on active interaction, sliding between all aspects of learning a language: reading, writing, listening, talking… translating when necessary. I add as much grammar as needed. I use Internet, books, images, material of mine, etc… We can meet at your place or at the library.
I am back from 3 months travelling in France which have refreshed my knowledge of my home country; a culture I love to share!

I can also help with your English language needs: either with grammar, conversation, or specific needs.

Please leave your contact details when you message me.

Comments from students:

By Priscilla McClintock] created: 16 Jun 2012
I would definitely recommend Pascale, she is a very accommodating tutor. I have been meeting Pascale for several months now to practise my speech and listening skills in french. I have found my confidence in speaking has greatly improved and Pascale has taught me a lot about french culture! Pascale is very attentive and puts a lot of effort into making sure I understand every lesson she is teaching. Every lesson is interactive and practical.

[By Carolyn Caukwell] created: 14 Aug 2012
Pascale has been tutoring me in conversational French, in preparation for a holiday in France. I have thoroughly enjoyed our lessons, and have gained so much confidence. To work with a native speaker makes a huge difference in learning. I cannot praise Pascale enough. She has been generous with her time, and flexible to fit lessons around my shift work. Lesson material has been relevant to my needs, and we have used a variety of different mediums to achieve this. I am heading off on holiday knowing that I can make myself understood, and make basic conversation. I am looking forward to putting into practice all I have learnt.

[By Heather Jenkins] created: 27 Jan 2013
Bonjour Pascale,
Thank you for all the valuable lessons so far on **Contact Detail Removed**. They have been very useful to me in improving my spoken and written French and I have enjoyed some laughs too! I have also appreciated the extra time you have given to help me with tricky questions. The only diffculties I have encountered have been with the reception on **Contact Detail Removed** sometimes, which has made it difficult to hear. Maybe I should try and work out a way to have face-to-face tutorials sometimes.
Merci beaucoup et a bientot,

[By Natalie Outtrim] created: 11 Sep 2013
I have been having lessons with Pascale for almost 2 terms. I had previously studied french in a class situation but find 1:1 better for me as at times in the class I felt like we were progressing too fast for me because we had a schedule or too slowly because others did not grasp what we were working on. Pascale is more like a friend now as we have had more lessons and it is always lovely to catch up for our lesson. She is always happy to try and accommodate you whether it be coming to you or meeting at a place suitable for the both of you.

[By jane rose] created: 14 Nov 2013
Thanks to your tutoring, Catherine got an Excellence in her last NCEA French exam. She just needed a little extra confidence which you were able to give to her.

[By Irabella Lin] created: 10 Aug 2014
Madame is a delightful teacher to have and I enjoyed my lessons with her very much. During those several months of one-on-one tutorial sessions with Madame , Madame has not only helped me to develop my oral interaction skills, she has also helped me with improving my French writing techniques. Madame has an engaging, flexible style of teaching and is excellent at developing her students' confidence in speaking French. I really enjoyed my lessons with Madame .

‘I am an intermediate level French student and I have been having classes with Pascale for several months before a trip to France. I found Pascale to be friendly and knowledgable and I enjoyed our classes very much. Thanks Pascale’
Deborah Gates 25 Sept 2013

" I took a series of lessons with Pascale in May 2013. It was mostly revision at intermediate level. She is highly professional and clearly a skilled language tutor. She has an expert understanding of grammar, accent and idiomatic usage. She was prepared to give the lessons at my home and was open to suggestions for special exercises in conversational French.
I unhesitatingly recommend Pascale as a very friendly, practical and talented tutor".
Michael Corry, 27 May 2013

“I highly recommend Pascale for french classes. I attended private classes with Pascale weekly over a 6 month period. Her lessons were tailored
to suit my needs which were a complete beginner moving to France. She organized material that was relevant and practical and used different methods both written and oral. Her French education also extended to cultural and fundamentals of french life which helped me when I first arrived in France.
Pascale has a kind, nurturing manner and I really enjoyed my lessons with her. She equipped me with the sound basics to embark on my french adventures. I appreciated her good humor and straight forward approach to helping me achieve my french language goals.”
Krisanya Goodfellow, 6 January 2018

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


  • BEPS, Paris, France (1996) - Records/Information Management (Other) (✔ On File)
  • CNED (long-distance course full time for 2 years) (1988) - Tourism (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Université des Tanneurs, Tours, France (1985) - BA English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Lycée Marseilleveyre, Marseille, France (4 languages and philosophy) (1978) - University Entrance (College) (✘ Not On File)

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