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Private French and Spanish Tutor in Surbiton

I am a Lead Practitioner of French and Spanish in a local academy and native French speaker. In previous years I have also worked as second in charge and Head of French in a secondary comprehensive school.

Currently I specialise in preparing students for their GCSE, IGCSE, and Alevel French exams and I pride myself in being on a mission to help my students obtain their predicted results. All my tutees in 2019 achieved at least their predicted grades and in some cases, up to two grades above! To achieve this I use a wealth of resources which I have collected and developed over the years and I also call on, if necessary, the help of native French students to help break speaking barriers. I closely monitor progress and keep parents/guardians informed every step of the way.

As a practising teacher, I have prepared hundreds of students for their exams and have therefore a good understanding of not only the different exam requirements for all skills, but also a good knowledge of the wide array of exam revision techniques and exercises available.

Over the years I have found that the key with learning a foreign language is to build students' confidence. Once a student is confident about his/her progress and learning, then he/she will start taking risks, accept errors and thus progress is even more noticeable.

I have an absolute passion for teaching, and if I am not teaching I spend time researching the latest teaching trends and MFL teaching methods. I have developed a particular interest in revision methods which I share with my tutees and help them develop. A method they can use not only with MFL but all subjects.

Seeing my students gain confidence and progress is so rewarding. The dynamics in classroom teaching and tutoring are very different. Each of my tutees learns in a different way and I can therefore focus and adapt my teaching to suit that particular student's needs. This is why their progress is so much more rapid than in a classroom, where this is not always possible.

If you would like to know how I would approach your particular needs, please do not hesitate to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you.

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching since 2011 in various London secondary schools.

As a proven linguist, I have taught French, German and Spanish to GCSE and German and French to A level.

Over the years I have prepared hundreds of students for gcse, Alevels, IGCSEs And IB

Tutoring Approach

I like to think that I have a holistic approach to tutoring - which means I look after their whole approach to language learning and they can use the tips and techniques I share with them in their learning of other subjects. In some instances I can call on the help of French native students to help develop conversation skills (at a reasonable extra cost). I quickly identify the learning style of each student and tailor lessons to meet their individual learning needs. All lessons are prepared and I recommend extra resources should these be necessary. Most importantly, I keep parents informed every step of the way on the progress of their children and I can therefore better manage expectations.

AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Roehampton University 2012PGCELanguages

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