Estelle is an excellent teacher. She prepares lessons carefully with the level and interests of the learner in mind. She presents learning opportunities that are well structured, progressive and fun. She is rigorous in following up issues that arise and offers a range of strategies for reinforcement. She is patient and flexible. I enjoy learning French with Estelle.
Christine, retired headteacher
I am a French native speaker and I have been teaching in the UK since 2001. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lyon III in France (I studied Literature, Civilisation and Linguistics) and I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. I am a fully registered teacher with the GTCS. I started my career in France as an English Teacher and then moved to the UK where I taught French in Scottish High Schools for 15 years. Recently, I lived in Valencia, Spain for 4 months to participate in a teacher exchange programme.
I offer a range of online lessons using the best technology to facilitate and enhance learning : from a simple conversation to maintain one's level to a thoroughly planned lesson that requires more involvement from learners. I also tutor school pupils who are sitting their SQA exams (National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher), their AS/A levels, their International Baccalaureate or their DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française).
My lessons are structured. I share the learning objectives, success criteria and next steps of each lesson. I use online resources to expand the vocabulary, improve the listening and reading skills of my pupils.
I use an online platform which is very easy to set up. This platform makes your lessons accessible from all devices. You can go back to your previous lessons and complete your assignments easily. Feedback is more effective as I can add regular and meaningful comments to your assignments.
I do tailor my lessons according to your needs but I also tailor them according to your interests as I believe the more passionate you are about a topic, the better you will improve your skills. To reinforce the points seen in class, I also give homework.
I would be delighted to facilitate your learning journey whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner.
See you soon.