Bonjour et bienvenue sur French Tuition Northants! My name is Clare Jones and I have been offering French tuition since 2004 in Northamptonshire and now via Skype and FaceTime across the world. I live in Oundle near Peterborough not far from the Cambridgeshire border.
I have never been happier in my teaching career since I started teaching French to adults! I find it immensely rewarding. I believe I am a very patient teacher. I like to go at your pace and don't see the point in moving on until you are happy and confident with each level. If you are in a hurry to learn French for a specific reason, then I can tailor the course to suit your needs. I can provide you with a Holiday French course which just helps you to master a few phrases to get by on holiday, or I can provide a more grammatically structured course to help you build your own sentences. I particularly enjoy working with older learners. You are never too old to start learning French. It's fun and keeps you young!
I've designed a programme of study especially for rugby players. You can read about it in my blog here.
I also provide support for secondary school pupils who are preparing for GCSE examinations. I can help you to move up a grade if you have done particularly badly at school. I can also show you how to get that top grade if you have the potential and are willing to work hard. I have had a CRB check done in September, 2009.
I can provide support right through to "A" Level. Perhaps you just need help preparing for an oral exam? French people tell me my accent is good and I can help you to improve your pronunciation as well as your fluency.
I like to use an integrated approach, giving you specifically targeted tuition in lessons but pointing you to many other resources which you can easily access to become an independent learner. A half hour lesson with me can provide you with a week's work of private study if that's what you want.
I am particularly interested in figurative French expressions and would love to share my expertise with you! My book Je mourrai moins bête: 200 French expressions to help you die less stupid is now available on Amazon worldwide.
I normally teach from home in Oundle as I don't drive but I might be able to come to you under special circumstances if you are close to me. If you can't get to me but are happy to have lessons using Skype or FaceTime, then I can teach French lessons over the internet or even by phone.
If you would like tuition in a group, I might be able to help you. Please contact me to discuss this as I might have a group running to suit you.
Still not sure? You can get to know me better by reading my blog.
You can follow me on Twitter @FigureOutFrench
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Don't forget to click on the Testimonials tag to read what others have said about my lessons.
Feel free to phone me with no obligation.