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Isabelle Leroy French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge)

Isabelle Leroy Silver Member

  • Royal Tunbridge Wells (TN2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 16 Feb 2018
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification French University Degree in Foreign Languages (English & German)
  • Professional Qualification Introduction to Teaching Certificate, Communicating Effectively Certificate, TEFL Certificate with “A” grade for excellence
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB Jan 2013.
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
Taylor-made to your needs, Learn French in a relaxed way with a native friendly experienced teacher. Various books, articles and other teaching materials used to assist your learning making it fun, interesting, whilst building a solid foundation.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach French for business, pleasure, holidays or exam preparation (GCSE, IGCSE, A level). I have taught all levels and abilities from beginners to advanced and all ages. I adapt each lesson to suit each individual.
Small group tuition is also available. 1/1 is great for in depth learning and analysis whereas small groups allows for more social interaction and role plays like in real life situations. You may want to share the class with a friend or two. This is also a more economical option as you share the cost amongst students. Also short intensive courses available - particularly good for exam revision during holidays or before going to France.
Tell me about your qualifications.
• French University Degree in Foreign Languages (English & German)
• Adult Education: Introduction to Teaching Certificate
• Adult Education: Communicating Effectively Certificate
• TEFL Certificate with “A” grade for excellence
• CRB - Yes
What kind of experience do you have?
I originally started working as a French Assistant for a year in England teaching young pupils between the age of 12 and 18 years old. This is when I discovered a passion for teaching. I have taught ever since on and off for the last 20 years: pre-school young children within “le Club Français”, teenagers revising for school exams, business French for professionals, everyday French in Adult Education Centres or simply 1/1 tuitions at home. I still enjoy it immensely !

I can also help with French correspondence, documents in French/English and help you manage your French properties.
How much do you charge?
Private tuition: £30/hour
Groups: £30/hour + nominal discounted fee for each additional student depending on numbers - Please enquire.
Where do you teach?
Mainly from home, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
When are you available?
Weekdays, some afternoons and/or early evenings from 6pm and/or Weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and all levels. Beginners welcome !
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, IGCSE & A level
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, dated Jan 2013.
Where and with whom did you train?
In Humberside initially as a French Assistant and later with Alton and Farnborough Colleges in Hampshire.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I help students prepare for their GCSE or IGCSE. Each individual is different so lessons are taylor made. For exams, after an initial discussion and assessment, we focus on what you need as well as work with past papers, as practice is key. I get students coming to me over the holidays for intense revisions or students who come to me every week to get themselves ready and at their best well before the exam date. Among my adult students I count professionals, and adults from all walks of like who just love France and enjoy the language or just want to practice for their holidays in France !
Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning should be fun ! Sometimes, the first step is the hardest but don’t be shy. I have taught all levels and all ages from 3 to 70 years old. We assess your level together and discuss your objective, so we can plan your lessons to help you achieve your goals. Lessons are varied and include audio and spoken French tailored to your needs. Visual is also available through short documentaries. Homework includes written work and some grammar to help you build solid foundations too. Don’t worry about making mistakes; the key is to practice and enjoy it.
A bientôt !