University of Southampton
PGCE Secondary French & Spanish
Redbridge Community School
Chepstow Comprehensive School
Information about David
I am a 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 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.
APPROACH TO TEACHING
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: - 9 years experience of one-to-one tutoring.
- Fully qualified secondary school language teacher. School experience with both French and Spanish pupils up to GCSE 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, pupil appraisal.
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Feedback For David (8)
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.
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Thank you so much for these kind words. I`m looking forward to working with Anna and seeing her flourish in French.
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.
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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.
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. Weve 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
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.
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.
Outstanding, we couldn`t be happier with David.
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.
David strives to adapt his lesson to his students needs. I recommend him.