Lycee Saint Charles, Marseille, France
Information about Karine
I am a French citizen established permanently in England since 1998 with my British husband. After gaining a B.A in Languages from the University of Aix-en-Provence in 1993, I passed the very difficult national competitive exam of CAPES in France which qualified me as an English teacher in French secondary schools in 1995. After 3 years teaching English to French students, I came to the UK and retrained as a French teacher to British business people. I have now been teaching French privately to a wide range of students in Wiltshire from the age of 15 to 78! I help young students prepare for their French GCSE and A Level exams and also teach adults needing to improve their French for their job or just for pleasure. I have had very high success rates in the preparation of academic and professional exams. Last but not least, I am a Chartered Linguist from the Chartered Institute of Linguists in both Education & Translation and am a registered translator & interpreter for the French Embassy in London. I am fully ensured and hold a CRB.
Availability: I teach Monday to Thursday, between the hours of 10am and 5.30pm and Fridays between the hours of 10am and 13.00. I regret I do not teach at weekends or in the evening. I also prefer students to come to my home in Melksham. I do not teach at beginner`s level. I specialise in intermediate to advanced level (GCSE/A Level and further education), business French and conversational classes.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: 4 years teaching as a French language assistant and teacher in British comprehensive schools, 4 years teaching English in French comprehensive schools and 14 years teaching French and English privately in the UK to students from the age of 12 to 78! Helping young students prepare for their GCSE, A Level and University Entry exams and adults for their jobs or for pleasure.
I have also been working as a French teacher, invigilator, assessor and moderator for the British Ministry of Defence for the past 3 years training British Army Officers in Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening French prior to missions abroad and as part of their military careers.
As a native French speaker, fully qualified secondary language teacher and holding an additional business diploma with over 15 years of working in Import / Export, I specialise in teaching business French to adults and in cultural etiquette.
I regret I am not sufficiently experienced in teaching young children below the ages of 15 years of age and I feel more suited to teaching adults with some previous basic knowledge of French grammar.
Feedback For Karine (4)
I am an adult learner and have had classes with Karine most weeks for over a year, and I cant see myself stopping anytime soon. Karine is very flexible and we have an arrangement that gives me just what I need. I am particularly keen on improving my hearing skills and Karine, a native speaker, has perfect diction and, a rare ability for a français/e, she can speak slowly! Highly recommended.
Excellent all round
Karine is a French tutor who we have employed to help our son to pass a GCSE resit. Karine is prompt each week and is up to date with GCSE exam knowledge. She works our son hard and he enjoys the lessons.
A very professional tutor who provides clear explanations within a structured yet interesting format.
Karine was very helpful in giving my son French tutor support at short notice over the Christmas period