GCSE French Tutor
University College London
MA in Central and South Eastern European Studies (Distinction)
University of Oxford, Hertford College
BA (Hons) in English and French (First Class) with a year at the Sorbonne
St Paul’s Girls’ School
A levels in English, French and History (A grade)
My experience as a tutor began after graduating from university in 2004, and since then I have enjoyed manifold tutoring challenges. My teaching experiences have been diverse and enriching, taking me from all over England, to France, to Poland, teaching French language and literature, English literature as well as English as a foreign language. Over the course of my tutoring career I have amassed a variety of documents and study aids of differing styles to cover the various aspects of grammar that the student needs to master, so that I can attempt to find the method that best suits their individual needs. I also relish discussing French culture and the importance of cultural exchange with my students and find that interests in other parts of life (be it film, sport, cuisine or music) can be a fruitful way of piquing a student’s interest in the language.
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