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Private French Tuition in Derby

I am a fanatical teacher of French and also a professional musician.
In both respects I believe in the name to be able to stand up and perform at a moment's notice.
And I always attempt to incorporate an element of fun into all that I do.

Tutoring Experience

30 years as a classroom teacher, 26 as Head of Department.
6 years as a personal tutor of both French and several musical instruments.

Tutoring Approach

I tailor my approach to the person in front of me, be it a 5 year old or a 60 year old, usually something in between.
I evaluate capability and do activities which are within the student's capabilty but stretching.
Orally I will insist on near perfect pronunciation, and will always insist on the need to embrace grammar to make life easier.
I try to reduce burdens by showing short-cuts.
I usually incorporate the use of DVD showing recordings of French television or films, mostly with French sub-titling.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Russian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Oxford University1973BachelorsBA Joint Honours
Sheffield University1976PGCEPassed

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