I am a native French speaker working as translator and face to face interpreter.
I also do proofreading in both English and French.
I taught English as the first language in France and in Japan and tutored a few children in French but my proudest achievement is home teaching very successfully three of my four children from primary to GCSE levels...
I instilled in them the love of reading and the desire to study in an autonomous and enjoyable fashion,( hence their A* in French, English and history), my three girls reached in two months the levels it took my son one whole school year to reach, with only one hour a day of supervised work... Nothing like one to one tuition!
I love working particularly with children as we get on very well, I still home teach my 9-year-old and also chaperone her and other children in various photographic and film productions, so lots of experience in children behaviour...
Yet, I would love to teach French to children and adults alike. Adults might need more conversation skills and both need good grammar as a base (in both French and English, the key to learning any language)...I believe in a flexible approach to suit each student and engaging with their personality, their likes and dislikes, and find a common ground on which we can build a fun and productive tutor/student relationship.
So if you like what you are reading, give it a try, I live in Pimlico, central London, I can travel by bike bus and tube.
The children enjoy the lessons and like their teacher very much
I have only had a couple of lessons so far but I really enjoy working with Laurence. I have some French but it is very rusty and my listening comprehension is not that good. She’s figuring out quickly what areas I need immediate help or revision on and can easily switch direction when required. Plus she brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to our lessons and we can have interesting conversations in both French (mostly me listening to her) and English (mostly vice versa).