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French Tutoring in Ware

I am an experienced teacher who has taught French for more than 30 years and developed a range of approaches to support learning for my students as the curriculum has changed.
I have 2 children myself and have experience of the pressures young people experience both at home and at school.
I have a passion for teaching and believe learning a language should be enjoyable, thus ensuring students can see a purpose and application for their future life experiences - not simply a task to get through in the short term.
I speak fluent French and Spanish.

Tutoring Experience

I have been a Head of Languages in 3 schools in London. Having then spent 25 years a Curriculum Deputy Head in a Secondary School, I am now teaching there part-time and have much experience and success in teaching Languages and also Psychology to Advanced level. I have tutored in French recently and taught in 4 Primary schools in Hertfordshire in 2015/2016 as a Languages outreach worker.
I have also had experience of Teaching Adult Conversational French in an Adult Education Centre in Haringey.

Tutoring Approach

I am familiar with both Primary and Secondary approaches to Learning. My approach is child centred and supportive and I aim to ensure the anxiety is taken away from a child’s experience of learning. I have one child in Year 8 and one just completing Year 13 (therefore understanding the pressures a child faces) and I recently did a further Maths qualification to be clear about current approaches and to remind myself about the challenges of learning. I believe a child should be able to enjoy their learning which in turns leads to not only success but also greater self-confidence.

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


University of Liverpool1978BachelorsFrench, Psychology, Education
Thames Valley University1988PGCELanguage in the Multi racial community
Thames Valley University1993MastersLanguage in the Multi racial community
National College for Leadership1998ProfessionalNational Professional Qualification for Headship
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