I am a French native and a qualified teacher of Languages, with many years' experience of teaching French, Spanish and Latin at all levels, both in secondary and adult education. My expertise is mostly in providing training for GCSE examinations, but I also enjoy helping those who wish to improve their fluency in those languages, whether for business or leisure purposes.
I am also a fully qualified (and insured) personal trainer, as I believe health and fitness are essential for our quality of life, and complement an active brain... As Juvenal once said: "mens sana in corpore sano", a 'healthy mind in a healthy body' is what we should strive for!
I am a very friendly, patient and encouraging tutor/trainer, who believes everyone has their own learning styles, and the role of the teacher is to provide advice and guidance and devise a programme in which everyone can fully develop their potential.
Last, but not least, I try to make the learning experience fun, yes even Latin!
CYMCA Diploma in Personal Training
October, 2004 - October, 2006
A distance learning course, divided into 5 modules, which each ended with a 3-day theory and practical session of intensive training and assessment.
P.G.C.E. in Modern Languages
September, 1992 - June, 1993
University of Sussex
This is a very intensive one-year course with both theory and practice elements, to prepare language graduates to teach their specialist subjects to students in secondary education.
Licence es Lettres (B.A.)
September, 1971 - October, 1974
University of Bordeaux, France
A 3-year Higher Education course, equivalent to a British B.A., in which I studied English (Language and Literature), Spanish Language and Classical Latin.