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Price Guide
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00


Price Guide
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00

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Personal Description:

I am a very experienced AS and A2 French A level teacher, and have taught GCSE and GCE for over twenty years - all at the same Northamptonshire Secondary school. I am very familiar with the Cambridge entrance procedures, and have a number of students who are either currently studying at Cambridge or who have since graduated. I am consistently rated as 'outstanding' or as 'good with outstanding features' in both internal monitoring reviews and by Ofsted. I am very lively, energetic, and will expect students to work hard!
I have taught EFL in France for a year but have focused over the last 25 years on French. I regularly receive enquiries about EFL so have used the lockdown period to complete a TEFL refresher course. I have therefore added EFL to my subjects. As a linguist, I have an excellent mastery of grammar and am glad to have added EFL tuition to my repertoire.

Teaching Experience:

See above! Note also that I have a First Class Honours degree (Nottingham), an MA (SOAS, University of London) and attained QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in 1992.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: I’m now offering online lessons using the Zoom application. Please message me for more details.

Teaching Approach:

I use a variety of teaching methods, and tailor them to the needs of my students. I believe that an understanding of French grammar is the key to being able to really manipulate and 'own' a language. I pride myself on being able to simplify and demystify French, and have many students who are amazed at how straightforward French can be, when carefully taught. Most of my A level students actually choose to pursue French - at least in some capacity - at degree level… Even those who were adamant that they would not, at the start of our sessions together! I hope to encourage, inspire, and occasionally entertain (!) my students. I expect them to work hard, but the rewards can be fantastic.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • online, Ofqual approved (2020) - TEFL certification (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Ferrers Specialist Arts College (1992) - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (✘ Not On File)
  • SOAS (University of London) (1991) - MA (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Nottingham Trent (1989) - BA Hons (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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