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I come from France (Normandy). I have lived in Surrey (between Dorking & Reigate) for many years.
As a family, we often go and stay at our Normandy farmhouse to visit friends and relatives.

Tutoring Experience

I have been enjoying over 20 years of tutoring to all age groups. In my experience, "students" will, at first, need help rebuilding their confidence as they may be confused in a number of areas. I find that many struggle with grammar, particularly with verb tenses, and they are also self-conscious when expressing themselves in class. I will address all of these issues right away with them.
I am currently tutoring a number of adults, individually or in pairs. The majority want to get more confident at speaking to French people on holiday, whilst others like to maintain their fluency. I will also assist with queries/correspondence they may have regarding their French property.

Tutoring Approach

It is very important to me that young people are at ease and feel relaxed with their tutor. I tailor my lessons to the level of individual student, and I structure them to include some conversation, some grammar points, some support with their homework. Nearer their exams, I will make sure students get plenty of practice on exam techniques, using past papers. I like to give a little homework just to consolidate the areas covered. Close to their speaking exam, I will encourage students to acquire a good accent with clear pronunciation (especially if they have to do a presentation): this will raise their confidence on the day.

AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


French University (Caen)1981BachelorsDEUG in English Language (Caen Uni.) 1981
French Lycée1979CollegeBaccalaureate (France) 1979

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