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Michael D

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Enthusiastic and energetic language tutor

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Daytime and some weekday evening slots available.

Whether you're a parent looking to give your child extra support in their language learning, an adult looking to learn a second language, or a business looking to offer tuition to your employees, I can help.

My motivation for teaching languages is born out of a simple premise: how can I pass on to others the incredible discoveries made possible by learning another language. I've lived and worked in France and Spain and I'm a proficient speaker of both languages. I've been tutoring since 2014, and under my guidance my students have achieved top grades in French and Spanish, from Common Entrance to GCSE and AS/A Levels.

I've tutored children across London from prestigious schools including St Pauls, Dulwich College and Highgate, as well as academies in south east London where I live. I've also helped non-native English speakers through their CAE and IELTS exams, as well as tutoring adults in English, French and Spanish for self-development or professional purposes.


Having grown up in both France and Spain as a child, I am a fluent speaker of both languages and have experience of teaching both from 11+ exams up to degree level. I`ve also taught EFL to elementary and pre-intermediate levels.

Im also a keen tennis player and amateur self-taught guitarist so if your child enjoys either of these activities then we'll be off to a good start!
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Reviews and References

There are 8 reviews or references for Michael.

Written by Sule K

French GCSE Tutorial

Michael has a natural enthusiasm for teaching and an excellent ability to communicate with people. Michael's ability to maintain creative approaches was great when my daughter had any difficulty. Michael's sincerity while working with my daughter created a strong student-teacher relationship that encouraged my daughter to do more and enjoy her lessons.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Outcome:
My daughter had A* for her GCSE French.
Written by Joelle F

Talented, knowledgeable, patient and a natural linguist

Michael tutored me through my French A level and Spanish AS level. He has an exceptional knowledge of languages and linguistics and helped me a great deal with understanding the things I couldn't get from my previous classes. He really helped me to improve my grammatical understanding of the languages and boosted my confidence in speaking and pronunciation; before my classes with Michael I was really scared about speaking, but he really changed what I thought couldn't be changed. I am forever indebted to him for this. Not only is he skilled and knowledgeable, but also a really funny and enthusiastic individual. The lessons were really enjoyable at a time when I was becoming quite demotivated with my progress. I wish all my teachers had been like Michael!
Subject:
French (A-Level)
Outcome:
I got an 'A' grade in French A level and a 'B' grade in Spanish AS level.
Written by Louise P

A professional tutor who delivers the goods !!!

Thanks to Michael our son passed a Spanish module he needed to retake (very last minute ) in order to stay on his degree course at university. We are very grateful to him for helping jack at such a difficult and stressful time.

I found Michael to be committed reliable honest good natured in our case adaptable and all this with a sense of humour!

What can I say Michael is very professional in his approach and delivered the goods

I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone

Thank you Michael
Outcome:
Thanks to Michael our son was able to pass his 1 st year spanish module ( he had originally failed this) which enabled him to carry on to the second year of his degree course
Written by Lucy O

Great French Tutor

Michael helped my son out for his 13+ exams. He was very engaging and taught passé compose and the present and future. Michael was very friendly and supportive. Highly recommended.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Awaiting results from some schools and in the middle of exams for one.
Written by Andrew P

A good experience and a great result

A year into his GCSE course, my son was predicted a D or even an E grade and was struggling hugely . He needed some help to go over the basics and to start to develop his confidence that it was not too late and that he could still achieve a pass grade. Michael proved to be an excellent tutor, connecting well with my son and making his weekly session an enjoyable experience. I have no doubt that Michael's input made all the difference . As parents, we were also able to communicate with him well and he was flexible when needed. I would heartily recommend him .
Subject:
Spanish
Outcome:
He achieved an overall C grade pass, even gaining an A in one of his modules.
Written by Poonam J

Michael was a fantastic, engaging tutor who not only helped our son get up to speed on Spanish.
Outcome:
Our son was able to join Spanish classes at his new school, and is now planning to study Spanish for GSCE
Written by Marina A

Michael D was brilliant , we highly recommend him
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Written by Ayisat B

Subject:
EFL (Beginner)
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Education and Qualifications

Michael's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Birmingham
Degree
Hispanic Studies
Grade
2:1

School

Institution
N/A
A Levels
x3
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  • - Spanish
    A
  • - French
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
Institution
N/A
AS Levels
x1
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  • - Philosophy
    B
Institution
N/A
GCSEs
x10
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  • - French
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Spanish
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    B
  • - History
    B
  • - Theology
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Geography
    A
  • - Physics
    B

Other Qualifications

PTR UK tennis coaching qualification awarded in 2007

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