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Felicity D
Tutor in West Kensington, West London

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An inspiring, friendly and dedicated tri-lingual tutor

Highly experienced French, Spanish and English Tutor. I believe that confidence is key to understanding, and understanding will help the memory for learning.

As a founder tutor at Tutorfair from its inauguration, I was also a Programme Manager for two and a half years as a part of the Tutorfair Foundation team providing free tuition in State Schools across London.
I've been a tutor for 9 years and I love the subjects I teach. I look to inspire students in their subjects and try to find the best techniques to help each student learn and absorb; including memory games and learning tricks for those with dyslexia.

I teach French from beginners through to post-graduate level and Spanish from beginners to A Level, as well as English 11+ in all areas: verbal and non-verbal reasoning, comprehension and creative writing. I also working in expanding the emotional intelligence of a student and confidence building in individuals; helping students understand what is unique to them whilst making sure they don't go into interviews sounding like they've been prepped.

**I shall shortly be announcing Confidence Building Courses for children over weekends and holidays.**

During my degree in Modern European Languages, specialising in Literature, at Durham University, I went to University in France on an Erasmus Scholarship and have lived and worked as a teacher in Spain. I have led workshops in Shakespeare in schools throughout Britain and can teach acting, voice and text/production analysis. Originally training as a TEFL teacher, I then taught Business English and English for Children in Spain and subsequently went on to teach at my training college.

I believe in unlocking a student's potential, helping them to access the subject and adapting each class to their needs. I have been fortunate enough to teach all over the world and with children at both State and Private Schools. Please contact me for more booking availability and classes via Skype are also available.
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Reviews and References

There are 14 reviews or references for Felicity.

Written by Scarlett L

Genius

Truly unique, Felicity finds methods of teaching that works with the specific individual and helps to them achieve their highest goals with ease.
Subject:
Drama (AS)
Outcome:
A grades in all
Written by Cecilia F

We highly recommend Felicity.

Felicity is a sensitive and inspiring tutor, knowledgable and very organised. We highly recommend her.
Subject:
Basic Skills (Primary)
Written by Samantha H

A wonderful French and Spanish tutor!

Felicity is a wonderfully engaging and motivating tutor. She makes languages exciting for all, even those for whom it does not come easily.

Subject:
Spanish (GCSE)
Outcome:
C Grade
Written by Becky J

utterly professional and reliable. She'd make an outstanding teacher!

Felicity joins my Year 11 bottom set every week and supports identified students, in class on the tasks set. More recently she has adopted the C/D borderline group to work with each lesson. The students love working with her and have welcomed her support from the first moment she walked into the room. They are quite a shy group who lack confidence and she has managed to bring out the drive and motivation in them to work hard and achieve. Even at the end of her first lesson, the boys she worked with held back at the end to say thank you and how much they'd really appreciated her support.

Felicity's background in drama means that she has a very strong presence in the classroom as well as imaginative and fun ways of teaching new areas of language. She has a very positive and motivating personality and has an outstanding level of French language. She is utterly professional, reliable and communicates throughout the week with me to see what she more can do. She'd make an outstanding teacher and her work with us makes a huge difference.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
bought out the drive and motivation in [her students] to work hard and achieve
Written by Julian And Heather M

Excellent tutor

Our son was lacking in confidence and skill, and was not keen on using a tutor. However, Felicity's first visit, and every subsequent one, was an enormous success and he looked forward to his tutorials with her. We would thoroughly recommend Felicity to anyone. She is fun, cheerful and conscientious, and managed to convince our son to work hard, with enthusiasm, on all aspects of his iGCSE.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
Have to wait till August!
Written by Ulrika W

Your help has made a remarkable difference to their results

Felicity, thank you so much for the support you have provided both to Fred (for 13+ and for the occasional confidence dip) and to Camilla (for her GSCE). You are a fantastic teacher and I know that they both love having your support. It is a treat to find someone who combines being lovely and patient with being firm and organised.
Your help has made a remarkable difference to their results
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
A*
Written by Anthony R

Great French Tutor

Felicity taught our son (15) French for 2 months in the run up to GCSE Mocks & for GCSE assessments, as he was loosing confidence in the oral work.

She quickly restored his confidence with 1-1 speaking practice. Each time she came she had a clearly structured lesson prepared dealing with topics from the GCSE syllabus and left revision notes as a reminder.

Subject:
French
Outcome:
We are very happy with the progress our son made(Mock results awaited as I write) and highly recommend Felicity - definitely one of the most professional and effective tutors that have helped our son.
Written by Catherine L

An excellent French Tutor

Felicity, thank you so much for everything you have taught me this winter!
Now I know the basic gramma of French and have more confident on reading and writting in lessons.
Felicity is a great teacher, she is friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She knows good ways to help her students to understand and remember.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
Understanding French better and have more confidence.
Written by Linda A

Review for Felicity

Felicity breezed into our lives and totally transformed my daughters fear and trepidation of her forthcoming French GCSE into one of calm confidence. From day one, through her infectious humour, warmth and energy, she brought the language alive. She began by going back to the basics with Millie and little by little through reinforcement and encouragement ,began to build her understanding and with it her confidence. Felicity was totally conversant with the requirements of the GCSE and prepared Millie thoroughly for each stage of her coursework as well as her final exam. The A grade Millie achieved was a testament to this. Whilst the GCSE result was fantastic, what we really valued was Felicity's ability to bring a sense of calm and order during a very stressful academic year. She helped Millie with general study skills and many of her methods Millie was able to employ in other areas of her studies. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a very special lady.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
Millie has achieved an A grade
Written by Bella

Fabulous Tutor

Felicity tutored my daughter for 11+ English papers (as well as verbal and non-verbal reasoning). It was a steep hill to climb as she had received no preparation at school even in the basics. My daughter's reading and writing levels improved fast and she exceeded our expectations in the exams. She really enjoyed the lessons with Felicity, who was endlessly patient and full of great tips and encouragement - a very lovely tutor!
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
Several offers from top London schools
Written by Sarah H

great personality

My 12 year old son was very apprehensive about extra French, but Felicity was brilliant. Extremely friendly and encouraging and approached his Year 7 French revision in a very interactive, well explained way.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Written by Nicky R

Great Spanish Tutor!

Felicity taught my daughter Jessica Spanish after she had failed her mock GCSE exam.
If anyone could get her through the GCSE it it was Felicity.
Jessica loved the lessons with her. Felicity is a vibrant and fun teacher with innovative methods to keep the students engaged and motivated.
She went from hating Spanish to wishing she had had lessons form Felicity earlier as she may have chosen the A Level. She looked forward to the lessons with relish and I heard laughter throughout.
Subject:
Spanish (GCSE)
Outcome:
She looked forward to the lessons with relish and I heard laughter throughout. She became so focussed and did revision everyday unprompted by me. We were very grateful.
Written by Anne M

English Prep for 11+

Felicity came to help my daughter prepare for her English 11+. She was very engaging and provided thoughtful advice. My daughter enjoyed her lesson and found it very beneficial.
Subject:
English (11+)
Written by Ann P

Felicity hugely helped my son with his French Common Entrance in 4 months. She hugely improved his written and spoken French and his comprehension.
His accent which had been fine became impeccable.
Felicity was able to pin point his weaknesses and improve them hugely, giving him confidence and excellent study techniques.
He achieved an A- in CE, and French became one of his strengths as opposed to one of his weaknesses.
My son also really enjoyed his sessions with Felicity's who managed to make them fun. They had a good time together.
She is a fantastic teacher, who manages to make studying French enjoyable!
Subject:
French (Common Entrance)
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Education and Qualifications

Felicity's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Durham
Degree
Modern European Languages (French & Spanish)
Grade
2:1

School

Institution
N/A
A Levels
x3
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  • - French
    B
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Drama
    A
Institution
N/A
GCSEs
x11
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  • - Spanish
    A*
  • - Physics
    B
  • - Maths
    B
  • - History
    A
  • - French
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Drama
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    B
  • - Biology
    B
  • - Art
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

* Erasmus student at the Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2003 - 2004 *

* Awarded Best Actress at the Durham Theatre Awards, June 2005 *

* Awarded subject prizes for English and Theatre Studies at Bradfield College, The Armstrong Prize for the Best All-Round pupil and the Best Actress Award, May 2001 *

Other Qualifications

* Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity TESOL), Oxford TEFL, Barcelona, March 2004

* Diploma in Acting from Drama Studio London

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