Martine

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.

LanguagesFrench
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

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

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25% discount on your first lesson!
FrenchIn-personOnline
Primary£22£19.80
Secondary£23£20.70
GCSE£25£22.50
A-Level£26£23.40
University£30£27
Casual Learner£24£21.60