I would be delighted to help you improve your French, whether to pass an exam, or simply for the pleasure of learning a new language. I adapt my classes to the student and can offer specialised classes for children (based around games and activities), secondary school students (in line with the GCSE curriculum yet taught in a dynamic and interactive way) and adults willing to delve into the language of Molière. Currently, I offer all my classes online via Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp and on the phone.
I have an advanced master's in French and Francophone Literature obtained in Paris (Université Paris 8). I have been teaching French for several years, at all levels including children, students, and adults. I was a self-employed French tutor and also taught at state schools in the Paris region. I also have experience developing educational programmes for a language coaching company and enjoy finding authentic and educational resources for my students that not only help them to improve their French abilities but also open their eyes to French culture or enable an interesting conversation. Now based in London, I specialise in working with sixth form and university students, as well as adults wishing to develop their French abilities.
Advanced master’s in French & Francophone Literature | Paris University 8
2009 – 2011
Master’s in French Literature & Civilisation | Paris University 8
2007 – 2009
Primary School Supply Teacher | Ecoles Seine-Saint-Denis
2018 – 2019
Worked with pupils aged 5 to 11, teaching them fundamental building blocks such as learning to read, write and count. Assisted students in developing their educational and academic pathways in subjects such as art, science and history. Enabled students to acquire fundamental knowledge and awaken their interest in the world around them. Developed lesson plans and teaching material.
Education Manager | Buzz English Coaching
2016 – 2018
Provided private French lessons for children, high school and university students (one-on-one and in groups) for all skill levels. Aided introductory-level French to students to establish second-language acquisition and mastery of the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. to Developed course programmes and educational activities both in line with the national curriculum and beyond. Created individualised lesson plans for each student and integrated the use of textbooks and online resources to aid the learning process. Encouraged helpful study techniques alongside course material to reinforce learning.
Director | Let It Bilingue
2015 – 2016
Ran my own teaching and translation company. Developed, marketed and provided private French courses for all levels including specialized courses for professionals (in sectors including security, tourism, business) and postgraduate students. Saw a significant improvement in the abilities and scores of my students. English-French translation of theses, dissertations, essays and articles.
An excellent tutor who helps you express yourself naturally in French while at the same time improving your vocabulary, pronunciation and expression. Our discussions are always very interesting. Wass can identify your areas for improvement and helps you identify your mistakes, without interrupting you. I warmly recommend him.
Excellent French tutor - creates an environment where you feel encouraged to speak and are not worried about making mistakes. Great knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture which he is happy to share, and directs you to real French resources/TV shows/magazines appropriate for your level of French. You should definitely try a lesson with Wass!
Wassil is a caring teacher with a pragmatic approach to teaching. He works with care to help you improve your oral & written french through a variety of intellectually stimulating topics, and takes the time to help you understand many linguistic subtleties. He also provides very practical tools for independent progress. Thank you Wassil!
As a collegue of his, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Wassil is an excellent teacher who above all enjoys teaching. Whether it was a session on French writing or oral expression, his classes were prepared with the same rigor, the work materials were chosen with intelligence, and he took into account the needs, interests and progress of his students. Even in difficult conditions he found ways to bring his passion of literature and love of the french language into the classroom. This, combined with his great literary and historical culture, made his classes both demanding and exciting. A wonderful teacher for a curious learner of all levels!
Wassil is one of the best French teacher's I have ever had. After struggling for years in Paris with teachers who were not as clear or as patient, I was delighted to find Wassil! Not only is he intelligent and generous of spirit, but the time I spent learning with Wassil expanded both my understanding of French machanics, as well as engaged me in rich French cultural debate. Through lively conversation about history, theatre, literature and current events Wassil created lessons atuned to my interests and helped me achieve my C1 requirements for University. His passion for literature and sharing it with others, also made each lesson rich and culturally stimulating. I recommend Wassil with a whole heart to anyone who wants to learn an irreproachable French that will foster not only a mastering of the language but the love of it too.
I have known Wass for many years, first as students at the same university in Paris, and then as teachers in the public education system in the same region of Paris.
I can attest that Wass is a good teacher and helps his students to improve their abilities with a motivating attitude and innovative methods. He is friendly, warm and puts his students at ease. He has a great knowledge of the French language and also of French and Francophone Literature which he puts to great use in his lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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