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Cecile R
Tutor in Hanwell, West London

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Highly experienced native French tutor

Hello! I am a native French tutor and translator based in west London (Ealing area) with a long international experience (USA, Italy, Ireland and now England). I have a real passion for languages as I am fluent in English and Italian beside my French mother tongue. I am able to recognize and to respond to the specific needs of every single learner and I'm also able to use a variety of methods, strategies and instructional techniques and understand how these fit into the curriculum. My objectives are always to provide excellent teaching inspiring all my students confidence and ability to reach their objective in a relaxed, instructive and fun way playing with the language.
My speciality and longest experience is to teach general as well as business French for adults and university students. Beside being an official examiner and corrector, I've prepared for many years students to the official French language certificates for both children and adults (DELF from A1 to C2 level, DFP, TCF) in collaboration with the prestigious Institut Français Milan, Italy. In Ireland, I was tutoring high school students for Irish Junior Cert preparation (equivalent GCSE) in French and leading grammar and essay workshops at the university (NUIM). I'm currently successfully preparing students to GCSE, A levels and common entrance exams as well as teaching standard French to adults. I don't have any experience in teaching Italian yet I but love the language, I can speak and understand it perfectly having lived in Italy for 13 years. Moreover CILS certificate enables me to teach Italian at a basic level. Get in touch if you need help. Cheers!
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Reviews and References

There are 22 reviews or references for Cecile.

Written by Simon B

Super French Tutor

I am extremely lucky to have found Cecile as my French tutor. It is many years since I used the language yet I am surprised how quickly Cecile assessed my ability and pitched my tuition at just the right level.
It is fair to say that I will be staying under Cecile's tutorship for quite some time to come; at least the next 2 to 3 years as I feel she can guide and coach me towards an excellent command of the language due to her thorough and comprehensive tuition.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Ongoing enjoyable and fulfilling lessons.
Written by Ben A

A wonderful guide to a new language

Cécile is both an excellent teacher and tutor. She listened to what I wanted to learn and created a vision for how I could meet my goals. She then provided the structure needed to make progress and the opportunities to challenge me. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn and enjoy French.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Excellent.
Written by Fabio B

The best French course ever

I had Cécile as French language teacher for two courses at the Centre Culturel Français in Milan, Italy.

The course was in the evening after work and I had no real pressure to learn the language (I was studying French just because I liked it). These are the circumstances in which one would get to the course already too tired to feel like learning something, soon get bored, and just give up after a few classes.

With Cécile nothing like that happened. She has been able to communicate her passion for the language and we ended up learning French while having fun and looking forward for the next class. And, believe me, having fun while you're learning French grammar is not to be given for granted.

Cécile has just been the best language teacher I have ever had, and she is a reliable and trustworthy person.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
I now live and work in France and every time I correctly use an irregular verb or put the pronouns in the right order in a negative sentence, I should thank her.
Written by Laura P

A professional teacher, an inspiring person

A few years ago I was working for a big Italian Publisher - Milan, Italy, and I had to learn French very quickly. I had to take lessons at lunch time in order to fit my learning into very busy, I wolud say hectic days. It was hard for me. I felt I had no time for me at all. Cecile was, to me, not only an envolving and motivating teacher, but also an inspiring person, able to communicate more than words, always showing up with a positive attitude and with a smile that would break any learning filter and that would make unforgettable my lunch-time lessons.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
I was happy to meet her despite my high-pressure days at work, and French was "just" the way I would communicate and interacted with her. In the end I felt I definitely had time for me, but
Written by Luca G

Great teacher

I had the opportunity to learn some french with Mrs. Raguin in 2013. She was very patient, has good teaching skills and managed to make me enjoy learning a new language.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
My French improved a lot.
Written by Carlo C

Cecile Raguin

Cecile has been my teacher of French for around two years and she has been very dedicated and effective in sharing her passion for the French language and her deep knowledge.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
My French has improved a lot, thanks to Cecile!
Written by Laura C

Patient, enthusiastic, engaging and commited tutor

I met Cècile in 2002: I was attending French classes at the Centre Culturel of Milan (Italy) and she was my French teacher. With some other students we also decided to have private lessons with her in order to improve our French knowledge and we manged to do that for three years (unfortunately I had to stop beacause I moved to another city). She is definitely a patient, enthusiastic, engaging and commited tutor; she has a very serious and precise teaching method but at the same time she manges to make lessons entertaining and easy to follow. Studying with her was a real pleasure.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
My French improved a lot and I am now able to communicate (oral and written) pretty well. I definitely recommend her!
Written by Andrea R

Student at Centre Culturel Francais in Milan

I attended for two years the lectures held by Cecile. I was a beginner in learning French and I really appreciated the very professional method adopted by the teacher in accomplishing her role.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
I was able to improve significantly my French (in both writing and speaking) and at the same time I had a very good time in the class
Written by Kathleen S

Reference for Cecile Raguin

I can very strongly recommend Cecile Raguin as a tutor of French, for individual and small group teaching. She did several hours of French teaching for the French Department of Maynooth University Ireland during last academic year while I was head of department. She is highly qualified as a teacher of French as a foreign language; she has a pleasant manner with students and colleagues; she is very up to date with the latest methods and technological tools. Dr Kathleen Shields, French department; School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maynooth University
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Cecile managed to teach entirely through the medium of French and gave quite weak students the confidence to use the language accurately.
Written by Glenn B

Business French Course

Cecile was my tutor for a two week business French course, which was made up of oral and written exercises. I found her to be excellent in all aspects of her teaching and I would highly recommend her in this regard.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
My French speaking and writing skills were basic at best prior to the course with Cecile, following my work with her my skill level was such that I could hold a basic business French conversation as w
Written by Nina G

Common entrance prep

Cecile helped my 11 year old son regain his confidence in the use of the French language. After a few teacher changes at school he was very negative about the level of french he was learning. Cecile went through his text and exercise books and helped prepare him for his year end exams. She has really turned around his confidence for the subject. She has a lovely, happy, French manner about her and has the patience and experience to teach younger children. Would definitely recommend. Tres bien!
Subject:
French (Common Entrance)
Outcome:
Excellent
Written by Tanya F

Very Positive Start

My daughter was beaming after her first lesson with Cécile today. We were concerned about finding the right tutor but Cécile was both friendly and competent. She has left us feeling confident that the forthcoming French AS will be less of an ordeal than originally thought.
Subject:
French (AS)
Written by Beth G

Cecile is great & tailored her lessons to my needs!
Subject:
French (A-Level)
Written by Priya S

Subject:
French (Scholarship)
Written by Rosemarie S

Subject:
French (AS)
Written by Teresa R

Subject:
French (Common Entrance)
Written by Alejandro P

Reference for Cecile R

I used Cecile in the lead up to my A- Levels. By focusing with her solely on grammar I was able to target my weak spot and significantly improve it. She was on hand with good help and provided useful worksheets and exercises for me to carry out. She was on time and reliable.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
I achieved a high B in my French A-Level which was better than expected.
Written by Yash P

A-level French

Cécile tutored me for A-level French. She explained everything really well and helped me gain more confidence with my speaking. I highly recommend her, she's a great tutor! :)
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Very pleased
Written by Kate H

Great teacher

Really nice teacher , she passed on some great resources to me too
Subject:
Confidence Coaching
Outcome:
In the process of booking further lessons
Written by Chiara B

Very good
Subject:
French (A-Level)
Written by Fatimah N

Amazing teacher

I have come across to so many teacher for my children. Everyone have their own way of teaching but Cecile insulted me personally out of all others. I would like to say she start assisting French to my my 13 yrs old son from last month. She gave him one to one 3 lessons so far and she will be coming in future too . She is just an amazing teacher . She knows how to motivate a student for something they can't do or they struggling . She knows how to engage them . Cecile is very professional teacher same time she teaches in such s fun way that my son ne we get tired of learning and he look forward for the future lessons. My son wasn't choosing French for GCSE due to his Lake of knowledge and struggling to understand French but duchess Cecile start assisting him he seems to be enjoying French and now he is planning to choose French for GCSE . She told my son how he can improve his French by watching specific films / songs/ what my son enjoy in his part time. Some teachers give lesson and then rushing back to their another lessons or hone etc, but with Callie it's totally opposite . When she comes to give lesson she always leave enough time after lesson to talk about his current progress/ his weaknesses and they way we can help him at home or his part time. I never write reviews for any one like that,but to not to mention about celile how relented and capible she is would be unfair. I believe any one whom she will teach would be a lucky student.
Thank you Cecile for assisting my Son and helping him.
Subject:
French (AS)
Outcome:
Very helpful and promising
Written by Fatimah N

Amazing teacher

I'm writing again the review as I wanted to correct my mistake in previous review . I suppose to say cacile personally inspired me but due to auto correct dictionary I just noticed it corrected to insulted me. I'm sorry for that mistske. Cecile is a great teacher. Thank you
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
Very promising
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Education and Qualifications

Cecile's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Kentucky
Degree
Master of Arts
Institution
University of Tours
Degree
Maitrise de Francais langue etrangere (bachelor (honours) degree
Institution
University of Tours
Degree
Licence d'anglais ((bachelor (ordinary) degree)

School

Other Qualifications

Qualified for teaching Italian holding a CILS (certificato d'Italiano come lingua straniera) C2 level

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