The Manchester Metropolitan University
Certificate in Education (Further Edication)
University of Chester
City & Guilds Adult Education
Nanterre University - Paris - France
Applied Foreign Languages - English and Spanish
Information about Sophie
I am a French native speaker, bilingual in English and I have been living in England for the past 30 years. I have more than 30 years experience in teaching. I hold a teaching qualification, Certificate in Education for Further Education. Cert.Ed. F. E.
My intent is to teach French in a relaxed atmosphere and in a fun way.
Of course, as a French native, I am so passionate about teaching my own language. As one of my students commented "my passion for French and languages is contagious!" I know the pitfalls of learning French through experience, so I have developed easy ways to explain the intricacy of the grammar rules in a simple way and in context while encouraging the verbal skills. I offer French classes one to one or small group. Business French for work, French for leisure, exam coaching. All classes tailored to the student`s needs.
Availability: Monday 12.00 until 3pm and 6pm until 9pm from January 2020
Tuesday 1pm until 3pm and 5.30pm until 6.30pm
Wednesday from 12pm until 5.30pm
Classes to be held at my house, or the student`s address.
Online classes via Skype for busy people
Classes can be shared for 2 persons or more if the level and needs are similar.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: Present: - Language Trainer Business French for various language agencies
Present: - Teaching GCSE French to a teenager, school French for year 5 child and French for leisure on Skype to 2 adults.
- Seven years teaching children all ages in a primary school with a franchise.
- French private tutor since 1984
- Evening French class Teacher for Avondale and Cheadle Hulme Adult Education in Stockport
- French Lecturer for West Cheshire College in Chester and in the Wirral
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Feedback For Sophie (5)
My daughter and I have now had French tuition with Sophie for about 5 months. Sophie is a very bubbly and personable tutor who is passionate about teaching her native language. She tailors lessons and learning approach to meet individual objectives, she is always prepared and punctual and she makes lessons fun. Thanks to Sophie, French grammar and pronunciation do not seem to be as hard as they were 5 months ago. I have made a great progress with my French and would definitely recommend Sophie as a tutor.
Being an adult learner of the French language, I needed someone who was patient, easy to understand, knew my requirements also the speed I could go and thorough. Sophie is all these and a very interesting, professional and easy to get along with person. I would certainly recommend Sophie to anybody who required further education. Thank you.
Sophie is well organised, a good communicator and understands my strengths and weaknesses. A very good one-to-one tutor.
Sophie has proved to be a great tutor for my daughter. Sophie listened to my daughter`s specific needs and focused her tutoring around these. We have already noticed a difference in our daughter`s confidence and ability and are very happy we chose Sophie.
My sister had one trial session which she enjoyed. However, I was disappointed that after being told we need to make a decision to go ahead with tutoring for the year by the 9th, Sophie then said she was fully booked when I told her we wanted to go ahead on the 4th.
Tutors Response :
I am pleased your sister liked her trial lesson, but the number of stars doesn`t reflect the quality of my work but the disappointment over my booking availability. I apologise about that, you informed me in due time but as you told me your sister was unsure about taking her French exams on 19th August, I had to accept other tuitions on a first serve basis. It is a shame we only communicated by text, we would have been better to talk and discuss as I am not in a financial position to offer you further discounts as you requested. My availability can change from month to month, I will be available again from October.
Thank you to Sophie for helping me re-engage with my French ahead of a summer holiday to France.
Her approach is friendly and relaxed plus Sophie listened to how I prefer to learn and tailored the lessons accordingly. It all helped and the holiday was more enjoyable as a result.
Sophie was also flexible in arranging lessons (face to face or on-line) in line with my work diary.
I`d be happy to recommend Sophie and look forward to continuing with my lessons.