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Helene (Tutor in Birmingham)

Birmingham, West Midlands
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Member Since: 03/02/2009
Last Login: 6 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

Oxford University
Pass  (1999)
Oxford University
Pass  (1999)
University of Exeter
Modern Languages (4 years)
2:1  (1998)

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How references rated Helene

Rates summary: 31.25 to 37.50 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner

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Information about Helene

I am a French native speaker born in the south of Brittany.

Over the years I have learnt English, German and had some fun with some Spanish and Italian. My experiences of learning languages have been different and I believe it helps me with my teaching.

I have a life passion for languages and I hope I can share it with my students.

Availability: daytime, weekends and some evenings

NB: a charge may be added for travelling to the student`s home depending on distance. This would be agreed with the student prior to booking.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I qualified as a French and German language teacher in 1999. Since I have taught in comprehensive schools as well as in an international school in London. I am experienced in preparing students for the GCSE, A Level and IB exams.

When I moved to Birmingham, I decided to work privately, I am now teaching French in companies, groups in the community and privately face to face or online.

I teach all ages and all levels. My oldest student is in her 80ies. There is no limit.

Many of my private students are adults who are interested in learning French for pleasure, work or because they would like to move to France in the future.
I also have many young learners, primary school aged as well as teenagers preparing for their GCSE, A Level and Degrees.

I have an informal and flexible approach. As I teach one to one or small group, I am able to focus on each student`s needs and requirements. I place a lot of focus on speaking work. I understand the difficulties that come with learning a language and I work hard on giving my students the confidence and tools they need to enjoy their learning.

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Feedback For Helene (11)

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

David (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I have now been tutored by Helene for several weeks. Her approach is extremely good, very refreshing and great fun. I have made more progress in a few weeks than I have in 10 years

Ralph (Mr)

5/5 Rating

As an older learner and returner to French studies I needed a tutor who could see their way around the potential problems to structure an appropriate and enjoyable study programme. Helene has quickly turned her skills to doing exactly that.

Anthea (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

An excellent Tutor. I love going to my lessons.

Julie (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Hélène is an excellent tutor. She tailors lessons perfectly to fit the learner`s needs, encourages and supports.


5/5 Rating

Great teacher. Really warm and understanding. Helped me a lot with my learning.

Russ (Mr)

5/5 Rating

It has been a great experience working with Helene. I have a great sense of achievement after every session which, I believe, is down to her teaching style.

Highly recommended.

Shazia (Ms)

5/5 Rating

we had one lesson with Helene where she swiftly established a good rapport with my son and assessed his abilities and area that needed work. I found her willing to work flexibly with us and very skilled. We did not continue the lessons for another reason but I would definitely go back to her if need arose

Robert (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helene was an excellent tutor - we very much enjoyed her lessons, as a refresher prior to a holiday in Corsica

Richard (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I contacted Helene on very short notice before being relocated to France for work. She managed to fit me in and provided well thought out and structured lessons, all of which have proved very helpful now I`m in France. Highly Recommended.

Idris (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helene, was really excellent. She helped me during my AS French and gave me confidence as well the understanding. I would absolutley recommend her.

Olly (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Had only seen Helene a few times but has been extremely helpful to my son who is currently taking his GSCE`s. Wished we had found about Helene sooner