Your lessons will be tailored to meet your own objectives, with content adapted to your needs, ability and interests. Every lesson is carefully planned in advance, drawing upon a wide and varied range of materials including textbooks (the internationally recognised range published by CLE International), press and media, classic and modern literature, as well as podcasts and other audio-visual resources. I believe that every student learns best when they are interested and engaged, so I aim to ensure that that my lessons are challenging, stimulating and never dull!
My primary aim is to help my students become skilled and confident communicators in written and spoken French. The structure of each lesson will be built around your own priorities but will always address each of the four critical elements of language learning - reading, writing, speaking and listening – and will be designed to improve your grammar, expand your vocabulary and fine-tune your pronunciation.
I'm a French native teacher, proof-reader and published writer, graduate in Literature and philosophy from Sorbonne University in Paris. Passionate about languages and foreign cultures, I've been teaching French and French literature for more than 15 years, in France, Brazil and the UK.
I have worked with all types of learners, from beginners (A0/A1) to advanced level French speakers (C1/C2)). In recent years, I have tutored university students following courses in French language and literature and professionals looking to enhance their prospects in the global marketplace, as well as adult learners seeking to rediscover a lost skill or preparing to relocate to a French speaking country. I teach both one-to- one classes, and small groups, never losing my focus on the needs and goals of my individual students.
Perfect! Olivia is a fantastic teacher, as she is not only funny and generally charming but also patient and very knowledgeable with regards to cultural affairs. Her tutoring style is fantastic and I would highly recommend her!
I am very fortunate to have met Olivia! Olivia is a wonderful tutor, understanding her student’s needs and expectations, and planning the lessons accordingly. She was also very patient with a beginner level student! I particularly enjoyed the insights into French culture and history Olivia provided throughout the lessons.
We met both in person and virtually, and both formats were equally as good. For someone with a busy schedule, Olivia is very accommodating to arrange lessons on an ad hoc basis and was very flexible in the days and times we met.
I would highly recommend Olivia if looking for a French tutor.
Olivia is a natural teacher and gets the best out of her students! During my 40+ hours French lessons with her, she has tailored the content so it is relevant and interesting to learn. She is also reliable and generally flexible with hours.
Whether you are looking to improve your French for personal, professional or educational reasons I wholeheartedly recommend Olivia to you. I have been having regular lessons with her for around a year now to prepare me for a move to France and it has been a fantastic investment - and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Olivia genuinely cares about ensuring that you achieve your personal objectives. She takes the time to understand your motivation, interests and current level of capability, and gives a lot of thought to preparing lessons that are interesting, focused and challenging, without being dismayingly difficult. There is always time set aside for consolidation - reinforcing vocabulary and grammar that has been covered in previous lessons - and mistakes are picked up in a way that feels positive and constructive. I always look forward to my lessons and know that I am making steady, measurable progress in every aspect of my spoken and written French. I wish I had found her years ago.
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