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Southampton, Hampshire
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Member Since: 20/08/2013
Last Login: 6 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 6 hours

My Qualifications

Pass  (2020)
University of Southampton
PGCE Secondary French & Spanish
Pass  (2014)
Redbridge Community School
Pass  (2014)
Cardiff University
2:1  (2012)
A Level
Chepstow Comprehensive School
A  (2007)

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Information about David


I am a fully qualified French and Spanish teacher at a secondary school in Southampton. I have a 2:1 French degree from Cardiff University in French and I have lived and worked in the UK, France and Spain. Having a French Canadian mother, I have been speaking French from an early age.

I am a keen photographer and my other interests include tennis, cycling, playing guitar and European films.


I offer one-to-one private tuition, and/or online tuition, in both French and Spanish. I believe that effective language instruction consists of motivating the individual by creating an enjoyable, varied and challenging lesson set.

I adopt a personalized and bespoke approach to tuition. Each of my lessons are designed around the requirements and level of the student. I use a range of resources to aid my tuition including course books, my own documents, pictures, online software, music and film.

My bespoke lessons cater for:

- Basic/Intermediate/advanced level (A1 to C1)
- Preparation for GCSE and A-level examinations
- General conversation
- Colloquial French/Spanish
- French/Spanish for business purposes

If you have any further questions or you are interested in arranging an initial meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me. The first meeting is free of charge.

Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: - 12 years experience of one-to-one tutoring.

- Fully qualified QTS secondary school language teacher. School experience with both French and Spanish pupils up to A-Level.

- Experience teaching in France and Senegal. Tasks included: lesson planning and construction, oral exam preparation, grammar exercises, phonetics and grammar games, correction and feedback, pupil discipline.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For David (11)

We have a total of 11 review(s) for David.

Priya (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David is an engaging and flexible tutor who I would highly recommend

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

On our first zoom session with David I knew he was the right tutor for our daughter , he is extremely friendly and easy to talk to and very down to earth , my daughter started her sessions with him and seems to be really enjoying it , He has a excellent understanding of A level French and the problems she has been having , she is more than happy to do the sessions with David and feels like she is really benefiting from them , was the best decision we made , extremely impressed with him and the support she is receiving

Helen (Dr)

5/5 Rating

David is providing great support to our daughter`s preparation for her French GCSE exam next spring. In the few sessions we`ve had so far, he has made an effort to establish exactly the sort of input that is needed, leading to development of a learning plan. The weekly sessions are now organised around this so that gaps in our daughter`s knowledge are addressed. David is reliable, friendly and professional and fully understands the GCSE syllabus and examination types so that the learning can be specifically tailored to improving performance in this exam. However the sessions are also improving our daughters french skills in general which is great for her future life where she will need french conversation, and also adds to the enjoyment. We would fully recommend David.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your time in writing such extensive feedback. I`m thoroughly enjoying working with Pip; she is a very capable and conscientious linguist. Cheers, Dave

Vivian (Dr)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has really enjoyed her lessons with David. He has carefully prepared lessons and makes French interesting, taking her to the next level of achievement whilst keeping it fun.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for these kind words. I`m looking forward to working with Anna and seeing her flourish in French.

Olivia (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David is great Spanish teacher. He very quickly assessed the areas my year 10 daughter needed extra support with. Homework is set each week which is really focusing her and her improvement is being reflected in her school tests. The work they do together is not in sync with her school, however she is gaining a much wider understanding of the language. My daughter says "he is making me more feel confident in myself and my abilities in Spanish." David is always punctual and on the odd occasion we`ve had to change the time of a lesson, he has been very flexible, which is great. I would recommend him.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for these kind words. Olivia is a joy to work with and I am confident she will thrive in her academic endevours.

Jenny (Mr)

5/5 Rating

David is a fantastic Spanish teacher. He makes the lessons fun, interesting, diverse and above all tailored to exactly what you need. We love his lessons and learn so much each time. We’ve had tutors in the past who have given minimal effort and no planned lessons but David is the exact opposite. We feel confident in his hands and are so pleased to have found him to teach us.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for the kind words! You are both fabulous linguists and I`m sure you will do really well in your language endeavours. Dave

Kim (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David has helped my son immensely with Spanish , and is a very patient and easy going tutor. My son always looked forward to his lesson. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend him as a tutor.

Rebecca (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Dave was a fantastic tutor to my year 11 daughter, he had a tough job but he definitely helped her to understand French and took her up several grades for the French GCSE. He was patient, understanding and had a really good plan and system to teach the basics of the language before getting onto the harder stuff - things school had sadly not done. I would rate Dave 100% as a French teacher, especially with someone struggling to learn.

Ben (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Outstanding, we couldn`t be happier with David.

Janette (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David helped my son prepare for A Level French and we are so pleased that he did. My son, who was predicted a B has just got an A* in his A Level. David was always well-organised, conscientious and also a really nice person and my son enjoyed his classes. We would have no hesitation in recommending David to others.

Dimitrios (Mr)

5/5 Rating

David strives to adapt his lesson to his students needs. I recommend him.

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