I was born and educated in France, in a county (région) which is called Auvergne and more precisely in a market town called Le Puy-En-Velay.
I studied English at the university in Clermont-Ferrand and graduated with an MA in English.
While studying I started teaching English and French in secondary schools, preparing pupils for either their GCSE (Brevet des Collèges) or their A-Level (Baccalauréat).
I also worked in England on a number of separate occasions.
I finally settled in England in 2000. I went back to university in Canterbury to qualify as a teacher. After graduating with the PGCE Post-Compulsory I started teaching French at University, Colleges, Adult Education Centres, WEA, Pilgrims and SES Folkestone.
I have also worked as a teacher trainer for international companies.
In 2012, I decided to start offering private tuitions in French as I was getting frustrated with the amount of time spent filling in useless paperwork, and I wanted to dedicate more time to my students.
Panoramique du Puy-en-Velay
La cathédrale (Notre Dame du Puy)
La vierge (Notre Dame de France)
To provide a custom designed course adapted to your abilities and requirements.
To design interactive courses in which conversation takes a central part.
To maintain a professional approach, yet friendly.
To help to achieve everyone's potential.
To present lessons with enthusiasm, patience and a good sense of humour.
To demonstrate a strong knowledge of French (linguistic, grammar, culture).
To show passion in teaching.
To provide learning materials and activities to enable the learners to acquire knowledge and skills.