I was born near Paris and bred in the Loire Valley, where the French accent is said to be the best.
I have extensive experience of teaching French and German as second languages to students of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds. I am also a qualified primary school teacher in France and I can teach French to native French children.
Since September 2012 / UK
Self employed French and German teacher : I teach a few small groups as well as many individuals, aged 3 to 73 years old ! I have a growing number of pupils preparing an exam (IB Diploma, A-level, GCSE).
2007 to 2012 / France
Qualified primary school teacher, with an additional qualification to teach second languages
2002 to 2004 / Italy
Self employed French and German teacher
1995 to 1999 / Germany
Translator and interpreter, marketing and sales assistant
October 1994 / France
Master’s degree in Applied Languages
Why should you choose me as your French or German teacher ?
Like many teachers, I really enjoy teaching and I am dedicated to providing the best for each of my students. My lessons are carefully planned and adjusted to the needs of each one of my students so that they can achieve their goals and have fun doing so.
But you even get more than a lesson : I send a worksheet after every session, record my voice to help the pronunciation, give advice on how to progress quicker, send useful links, etc.
This makes the difference. My pupils are very positive about that.
A bientôt ! Bis bald !
Another well structured lesson. Merci Valérie et Joyeuses fêtes de Noël !
I really enjoyed the lesson today, and feel like I am making good progress
Another productive lesson. With Valérie's help, I feel I am making good progress.
Great mix between vocabulary, grammar and french culture- and very patient!