I graduated from Royal Holloway in 2011 with a degree in French Studies. During my time at university, I lived in Perpignan for a year which cemented not only my love of the language and country, but my linguistic and literary skills. Since leaving university, I have been tutoring all age groups within schools as well as privately. This experience includes children from key stage 1 to A-level and teaching adults who simply want to improve communication skills.
I find it extremely rewarding to teach children, students and mature professionals each has their own merit and individuality. Learning a language, especially one as useful and beautiful as French, is a wonderful thing to do and encourages creativity and exploration in so many ways.
On a personal level, I also give art classes within a few schools based in London and Essex as drawing and painting are my other main passions
Availability: I am self employed and so very flexible with my time, evenings and weekends included.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: Key stage 1 and 2:
- I have volunteered to visit primary schools from 2005 - present giving small classes to gifted students. I have just received funding to tutor French and Art regularly within 3 schools each half term which I first started 3 months ago.
Key stage 3 and 4:
- Whilst at school, I was a French Mentor and created and ran a French tutorial group for different year groups on different evenings each week over 4 years.
- Private lessons in Essex and then Surrey since 2005
- More recently (since September 2012) I have giving fortnightly classes to individuals and small groups of adults to improve mostly speaking and listening skills.
For any further information or references, feel free to contact me at any time.
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Francesca is an enthusiastic and versatile teacher, sensitive to a student`s individual requirements. She puts a lot of thought into planning the lessons, and no two lessons are the same. Some are mainly conversation, others are built around quizzes or writing. The new vocabulary is kept at a manageable level, and I find myself looking forward to each lesson and am aware after only four lessons that my French has improved noticeably. Francesca is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her!