Farnborough Tutor

Bonjour ! My name is James and I have just finished my French degree at the University of Sheffield, where I achieved a 2.1, with 'Distinction in spoken French'. Having studied the language for most of my life and having previously lived and worked in France, I would describe myself as fluent.

What’s more, I am completely familiar with the process of learning the language; I know the common trappings English speakers struggle with, and I understand and know how to overcome all the challenges that the French language can throw at learners, because I have been through them all myself!

I am not the most seasoned teacher on here, but if you’re searching for a young and enthusiastic tutor with a genuine love and knowledge for his subject, look no further. I work well with and have experience teaching all age groups, from primary age children to adults, and I can produce a DBS certificate on request. Above all, I want you to be happy and confident learning French.

À bientôt !

Tutoring Experience

• 2016 – present: Private French tutor
• 2016: AS / A-Level French classroom assistant at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough
• 2013; 2015 – 2016: English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher at Mayfield Community Partnership
• 2014 – 2015: English language assistant in primary schools of the Académie d’Orléans-Tours, France

Tutoring Approach

My primary aim is to instil confidence and enthusiasm in my students, developing your skills in a manner and pace which suits you. To do this, I don’t work from a textbook or follow a strict syllabus; rather, we will work together towards your personal goals, and I will teach only what we’ve agreed on in advance. I always provide constructive feedback and encourage questions and student participation as much as possible.

Whether you’re a student about to sit exams, or want to brush up on your French for travel or work purposes, and whatever your current level, I know that no two students are alike and that everyone has their own learning style. To this end, I am completely flexible and accommodating in my teaching style, although I do enjoy using multimedia resources and always try to put language-learning into a real world context. Although I rarely give formal homework, I recommend and encourage regular practice between sessions, in order to make the most of our time together and to facilitate your own progress.

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


University of Sheffield2018BachelorsBA French and Philosophy
The Sixth Form College, Farnborough2012CollegeA Level French

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