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I am a semi-retired full-time teacher of French and now French private tutor and Pilates instructor..
Born and educated in Paris where I graduated from the Sorbonne University where I obtained a MAster's degree in Languages with Distinction, I settled in England 30 years ago. I have been teaching French ever since but regularly visit my family back in Paris, Antibes and Corsica.
I am married with one child graduated in French at Oxford University.

Tutoring Experience

Teaching staff and managers at the small Language school of The Michelin Tyre Company Stoke-on Trent for two years.
Teaching French full-time throughout the range of age and ability at KS3, KS4 and KS5 for approximately 30 years.
Experience in writing Schemes of work for all Key Stages.
Teacher-examiner for French oral G.C.S.E. and A' Level for over 20 years.
In charge of teaching and administering A' Level French for over 10 years at my last school.
Well practised in guiding students through coursework and preparing them for written exams.
Also well practised in successfully tutoring students online via Skype.

Tutoring Approach

Extremely dedicated and resourceful teacher of French with up-to-date experience of a range of exams and teaching methods. I have beena classroom teacher up to a few years ago but always enjoyed my role the most when given the opportunity to tutor individuals or very small groups. This is when teaching French is at its most effective and rewarding for both student and teacher. In a one to one situation it is far easier to tailor the teaching to the learner's style, needs and interests which in my experience results in heightened motivation and exponential progress.

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


Lycée Edouard Branly. Nogent-sur-Marne France1974SchoolBaccalauréat A1 Mention Bien
Sorbonne University Paris France1977BachelorsLicence d'Anglais. Mention Assez Bien
Sorbonne University Paris France1979MastersMaîtrise d'Anglais. Mention Très Bien

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