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Sarah K Walker - All levels French Tutor, SW London, Central London

Sarah K Walker French (general) Tutor (South West London)

Sarah K Walker Silver Member

  • Balham (SW12)
  • Last Logged In: 13 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Camden, City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Merton, Southwark, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) European Management
  • Professional Qualification DESEM (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate
  • Professional Membership First Aid At Work, St John Ambulance (valid to August 2018).
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I am a full-time bilingual French language tutor with considerable experience in motivating and coaching language students from the age of 8 upwards and at all levels.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Private French Tutor specialising in the following areas:

- Key Stage 3 / Key Stage 4 / GCSE / iGCSE Level
- AS / A2 Level
- Undergraduate Level
- French for Business
- French for Leisure
- French for Buying Property
- Self-Study Assistance
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a DESEM (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management – equivalent to a UK Honours degree) from Euromed Management in Marseille, France, in addition to a BA (Hons) degree in European Management (2:1) from Middlesex University Business School in London.
What kind of experience do you have?
A full-time Private French Tutor since January 2010, I have worked with many students preparing for their 13+, GCSE, iGCSE, A Level and undergraduate exams. My key aim is to create a safe setting within which each student can feel free to learn without negative pressures from classroom peers, judgment from teachers, fear of criticism or embarrassment, or any other restrictions. I design my lessons around each student’s aims, interests and ambitions, keeping study sessions fun and motivation high.

I have also worked with many adults, improving their Business French language skills across a wide range of industry sectors including Law (Barristers and Lawyers), Media Relations, Finance (Finance Directors and City Traders), Human Rights Organisations, Engineering, Risk Consultancy, Events Management, Accountancy, Architecture, IT and Human Resources Management. Similarly, I have worked with other adults who were learning French for pleasure. Learning on a one-to-one basis can often provide the motivation an adult student is looking for if he/she has had difficulties with home-learning resources or other types of self-study.

Every student will have different questions, different talents and will need to face different hurdles. My calm, patient and considerate approach to tutoring creates an environment where no question is silly, any worries about the subject can be discussed openly, and frustrations can be ironed out, explored and worked through. A one-to-one tutoring session also means gifted students can be pushed further than they would be in a classroom environment. In effect, it is the student who will dictate the pace of the sessions.

Prior to tutoring, I spent 12 years in the media, direct marketing and recruitment industries in sales and marketing roles. As such I am well placed to tailor sessions to include business jargon and technical corporate vocabulary for Business French students.

As a Translator I have also worked on a number of French to English translation projects, including the translation of corporate and literary works (including websites and promotional material), and a market research project in the French pharmaceutical industry. I recently translated the brand marketing/market research book 'I Love Marketing'​ by Cyril Jamelot into English: ISBN 978-2806101778.

See my profile on the Tutorfair website: For every student who pays, Tutorfair give free tutoring to a student who can't.
How much do you charge?
£40 per hour..

Additional students: £10 per additional student (£7 for Under 12yrs), maximum 3 students of similar level per lesson.
Where do you teach?
I cover most areas within Central London and South London.
When are you available?
I operate very flexible hours both during the day and in the evenings, during the week and at weekends. I also tutor during school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I tutor French language students of all ages (mimimum aged 8 and studying French academically at school) and at all levels, whether they are looking to enhance their examination performance, improve their employment prospects, or have other personal reasons for wanting to master the French language.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
13+, GCSE, iGCSE, AS, A2 and French-related degree programmes.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced DBS Certificate (October 2014).
First Aid At Work qualification, St John Ambulance (valid to August 2018).
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer online lessons to advanced level students.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
See my profile on the Tutorfair website: For every student who pays, Tutorfair give free tutoring to a student who can't.