I am a friendly, relaxed and patient French-born tutor with nearly 20 years experience in teaching French as a second language.
I graduated as a teacher of French and English as a foreign language from International House, Green Park, London in 2000.
I have taught pupils of all ages and levels during my career as a private tutor, and I provide tailored tuition for all purposes (help with school exams, conversational French etc).
My previous pupils included young children (beginner level), students (mainly GCSE and A Level French), adults (advanced French), as well as members of the United Nations (I was the appointed tutor for the Canadian branch of the UN based in Northwood for a few years).
My approach to tutoring provides solid grounding work on the structure of the French language (grammar and spelling rules, for example) to form the basis of a strong grasp of the language which my students can build upon at every stage of their learning. I use a wide variety of methods, depending on the student's personal needs, to ensure that my students' weaknesses in any area of the language are properly addressed.
In my opinion, learning a language also needs to be a pleasant experience, therefore I always try my best to make my lessons fun, interesting and meaningful for the people I teach. Please do expect to get a bit of homework to complete between lessons; I don't "drown" my students in homework but it helps keeping the mind fresh on what has been worked on from lesson to lesson, and it is an important part in the process of learning to get the opportunity to keep track of where the students are at every stage of their learning.