I am a very patient and dedicated French native speaker. I tailor my lessons to the students' needs and expectations.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach French as a Foreign Language and can also teach methodology (including essay writing) and primary school subjects to students following the French curriculum (such as CNED Ì¶ distance learning).
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a Master's Degree in Humanities with English (French DEA Lettres-HumanitÃ©s-Civilisations) from the UniversitÃ© de Bourgogne, in Dijon, France.
I also have a university diploma to teach French as a Foreign Language (French Licence FLE).
I was accredited to administer DELF/DALF A1-C1, French official international proficiency tests (2009-2012).
- How much do you charge?
Free consultation by phone or email.
£30/h in-company classes
£30/h for the preparation to DELF/DALF
£25/h for GCSE and A Level French
£25/h conversation, grammar and any other subject/level
£20/h Online tuitions
7p/w Email marking, proofreading
£10/h per additional student (same level, same class)
- Where do you teach?
I teach at the student's home or office or any other place agreed by both parties.
I can also provide online tuition, through skype.
- When are you available?
I am available 7 days a week, at whatever time is convenient for the students.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach students from 10 years old, absolute beginners to advanced levels, students on a home study course with the CNED and professionals (including in-company classes).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
For GCSE, A Level, university diplomas or degrees in French, French BaccalaurÃ©at, the official international French proficiency tests DELF/DALF A1 to C1.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Lessons will be carried out through skype for a better interaction.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you are a student taking GCSE or A levels in French and need confidence for your exam or you are a professional willing to have a proper conversation with your French colleagues or clients, or just want to enjoy your next holidays in a French-speaking country, whether on a daily basis or intensive classes, we will first talk about what YOU are looking for and how I will help you to achieve your language goals.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a teacher for over 9 years and have a very diverse experience as I have been working in an Alliance franÃ§aise in Mexico, a language centre, two adult education centres and two tutoring agencies. My first teaching experience was as a language assistant in Preston, Lancashire.
I have had students ranging from 7 years old to 70+, from absolute beginners to advanced levels. I've given private and group classes and intensive courses (up to 7h a day) in schools as well as in companies. I have over 4500 teaching hours, including more than 3200 hours of private tuition (basically in French Literature, French and English as Foreign Languages; 2500 of which in the UK).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with the UniversitÃ© de Bourgogne in Dijon for the Master's Degree and the university diploma to teach French.
I was accredited to administer DELF/DALF A1-C1 through the Alliance franÃ§aise in Monterrey, Mexico (2009-2012).
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Not at the moment.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Coming from France where I taught French Literature to a student preparing a diploma in Accounting, I have now been in London for four and a half years. I occasionally am in charge of groups of beginner students in a language school. At the moment, I give French private tuition (self-employed as well as through tutoring agencies) for the preparation of GCSE and IGCSE, DALF C1, CNED CE1 and CM2 (French school curriculum, distance learning) and university essay writing. I also tutor other students looking to learn or improve their French communication skills for personal reasons.
• Master's Degree in Humanities with English
• University Diploma to teach French as a Foreign Language
• DBS (Enhanced Certificate, Dec 2015)
I had weekly French classes with Sophie for 1.5 years. She was very friendly and easy to get on with. Lessons were structured to my individual needs and I found it to be very good value for money.
Sophie was the first tutor I contacted when I decided to refresh my French, and as luck would have it I didn't need to look any further. She has all the qualities that go to make up an excellent tutor - she's patient, thorough, reliable, flexible, has an incredible command of the English language (more so than most English people!) as well as, of course, her native French, and is very easy to get along with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anybody.
Sophie has been my French tutor for 4 years. She has been excellent in every respect: attentive, has highly developed teaching skills, is unusually knowledgeable, is encouraging, totally reliable, and very easy to get on with.
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