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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

I am a French native speaker who has lived in the UK for 20 years.
I studied at the University of Tours and gained the equivalent of a Masters degree. I am a qualified lecturer (DTLLS) and assessor (TAQA).
I am tri-lingual and am passionate about current developments and new research on learning. I use the latest teaching methods to help students realise their full potential.
I have used all my languages in industry, working for multi-national companies.

Tutoring Experience:

My first career in the UK was working in Finance with international Companies for 15 years. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK in 2003.
Teaching has always been a life-long ambition - and in the past five years I have qualified as both a lecturer and assessor, working in FE Colleges (Coleg Gwent and SGS Colleges).
For ten years I have also been a personal tutor for French GCSE and AS/ A-levels and adults who want to speak in French with confidence. I also help students prepare the DELF/ DALF qualifications from A1 to C1.These exams are the only ones officially recognised in France so they are ideal if you are thinking of working there.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach can be described as innovative and fun. Each lesson is tailored to the need of the student. There are many ways to learn languages, and I will customise the training to the student’s needs rather than use a standard method.

My lessons are very interactive and one of my principal objectives is to build the student’s confidence to communicate effectively and have them speaking from the beginning. Preparation for exams is important but language is a life-skill too – something I emphasise in my lessons.

I help students to immerse themselves in the language in between lessons using the internet, particularly podcasts and films. I have found Memrise, mind maps and audio files particularly effective in between lessons to ensure that new content goes in the students’ long-term memory. I also help them develop a ‘French language habit’ every day to speed their progress up!


  • SGS College, Filton (2013) - DTLLS (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • SGS College, Filton (2012) - TAQA: assessor award (Other) (✔ On File)
  • ACCA (2011) - ACCA Chartered accountant (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • CESA, Tours, France (1995) - Magistère d'aménagement du Territoire (Masters) (✔ On File)
Native Language: French
Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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