Bonjour! I am half french, half british, and speak both completely fluently. Having attended the French Lycee in london until 6th form, I then switched into the English system attending Sevenoaks School and studying the IB. I am therefore extremely familiar with both the French and the English education system. Having completed a degree in Modern Languages at an Ivy League institution in the US, I have tutored many students in French looking to get into both a top American University and preparing for their A-Levels/IB exams. I have also tutored on a more conversational level for those looking to improve their French outside of academics and am able to lead conversations on aspects of French culture and history depending on the topic of interest to the student.
I have taught French to students ranging from the ages of 4-50, and prepared them for a variety of exams including GCSEs, IB, SATs, and A-Levels.
I speak to my students in French almost from the start (depending on their level) as this is the best way to improve drastically. I see too many students approaching French as they would a history lesson, and trying to learn each word by heart. By speaking and letting conversation flow, regardless of fluency, sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary become instinctive and not something your memory needs to fish out. I also like to incorporate reading into my classes, although this is tailored to the student's workload and I will not assign reading should he/she already have 3 books assigned for French class.
|Languages||French, English (British), Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Pennsylvania||2013||Bachelors||B.A|
|Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle||2007||College||Brevet|