I am an experienced and passionate tutor in French, which is both my native language and culture, and the main focus of my academic work, as a DPhil candidate in French at the University of Oxford. My aim during a tutoring lesson is not only to bring my tutee to the level he or she wishes to reach as quickly as possible, but also to foster his or her interest for the subject. I indeed strongly believe that a language is always best learnt when the student is enthusiastic about it! And, trust me, learning a language is more than just about grammar and vocabulary, it rather consists in the discovery of a new worldview, a new way of life, a new culture. I have been a tutor for more than three years, first in France in French literature and culture, and then in the UK, for students in French language (from KS2 to A-Levels, but also adult learners) and French culture (for college students). My experience with tutees with Special Educational Needs particularly shaped my ability to appreciate and react to the needs of individual students and their circumstances.
About my academic education, I hold two Bachelors in Politics and in French from SciencesPo Paris and La Sorbonne respectively, as well as an MPhil in European Culture and Literature, which I received with Distinction from Cambridge University, and an MSc in Social anthropology from the London School of Economics. In the past few years, I have also worked as a freelance translator from English into French for the English poet, Richard Berengarten.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me should you need any more information about my teaching experience or style, but also about my availabilities! Looking forward to hearing from you!