A Durham-based French teacher to your home or online

Our French Tutors in Durham are all fully-qualified teachers, who also offer their skills as high-quality home tutors. All are subject-specialists, professional, reliable, and are up-to-date with Examination Boards and the current demands of a changing curriculum. Lessons are taught at your home or online and are scheduled at your convenience; whether weekdays, evenings or weekends.

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Many parents get frustrated by poor quality, unqualified tutors. That’s why all 18,000+ of our UK tutors are qualified schoolteachers – so you know they are trained to teach children, safe, and experienced at teaching the latest curriculum at a high-quality.

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You don’t need to scroll through pages of irrelevant and often unavailable tutors with our service. Just fill in our simple form or have a quick phone call and, within 24 hours, we will send you a shortlist of available, suitable teachers in your area.

First lesson guarantee

You can be safe in the knowledge that if you are unhappy with your first lesson (this is rare, but we understand that sometimes the fit isn’t quite right), we will not charge you for the lesson, and we will look to find you another high-quality teacher.

Just a few of our French teachers in Durham

Miss Ruth C

Highly qualified French teacher and experienced UCAS adviser with 21 years of teaching experience, the last 9 years as Deputy Head Academic at Bootham School, York. Highly skilled at online and face to face teaching. I can offer French to A-Level and Oxbridge preparation as well as English and German to KS3. I am very experienced at advising students with regard to university applications and can offer help with drafting and editing personal statements.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, French, German, University Entrance
Qualifications:
PGCE Modern Foreign Languages, University of Cambridge. Maitrise FLE, La Sorbonne. MA, University of Oxford.

Mrs Nicola H

Qualified and experienced Primary Teacher with 17 years of teaching experience, currently working as a supply teacher covering long and short term assignments across the Primary Curriculum, including EYFS, Key Stages 1 & 2. Experience in teaching all subjects in the primary curriculum with specialisms in French, Art and SEN.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, French, School Entrance Exams, IT Skills, SATs
Qualifications:
Certificate for Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School, York St John’s (2006). PGCE Primary, York St John’s (2003). BA (Hons) Degree French, Latin subsidiary, Durham University (1982).

Mrs Jenna E

Qualified and experienced Secondary-level teacher of French and Spanish specialising in preparation for GCSE, but also delivering tuition at KS3. Experience of providing tuition for AQA, Edexcel and iGCSE. I have been providing high-quality tuition to a range of students, both in the UK and abroad for the past three years. My aim is to build my students' confidence in all 4 skill areas and I will always tailor lessons according to the individual needs of my students. Online teaching can be done via Zoom using a shared whiteboard with which the student can interact. I can also provide homework and feedback on written work on request. I like to have a good line of communication with parents and students and provide updates on student progress when needed. I don't see the online platform as a barrier to building rapport and have built up good relationships with the range of students I teach. I'm currently tutoring 6 GCSE students across a range of exam boards.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
French, Spanish
Qualifications:
PGDip (Secondary Education) Edge Hill University (2014) in association with Kingsbridge SCITT. BA (Joint Hons) French and Hispanic Studies (2:1) University of Nottingham (1998).

Miss Rachel Y

Qualified and experienced teacher of Modern Foreign Languages. Experience teaching in both the Independent and State Sectors including roles as Head of German and Subject Manager for Modern Foreign Languages; currently supply teaching and offering home tuition. Teaches German and French from Primary and Prep through to Key Stage 3, GCSE and iGCSE and German to A-level; across all the major exam boards. Also able to teach Spanish from Primary and Prep through to Key Stage 3. Can Support preparation for Scholarships and School Entrance Exams. Provides language tuition for businesses from beginner to advanced level.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
French, Spanish, German
Qualifications:
PGCE German with French, Nottingham University (2000). BA (Hons) German with French, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1996).

Mrs Jennifer M

I am an experienced French and Spanish teacher, holding a PGCE from Newcastle University dating from 2000. I have held Head of Languages posts in several UK secondary schools in London, Leeds and the North East. I am currently Head of MFL at a secondary school in County Durham. I have taught French and Spanish to all age groups from primary to university level in the UK, as well as in France, Canada and Mexico. I hold a BA in French and Italian from Birmingham University and a DEUG, MA and MPhil in French from Grenoble and Lyon Universities in France. I have been a moderator for the AQA exam board for A2 French and an examiner for AQA GCSE French speaking. This year I will be an examiner for the AQA and Pearson GCSE French and Spanish writing examinations. Since March 2020 I have conducted many French and Spanish lessons online through TEAMS. Teaching languages is my passion and I thoroughly enjoy imparting my knowledge to foreign language learners!!

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, French, Spanish, Italian, English Literature, English Language
Qualifications:
Degree level qualification in Spanish, Instituto Cervantes, Leeds (2017). Certificate in Italian Language and Culture (2001). PGCE Newcastle University (2001). DEA (MPhil) in French Language, Literature and Civilisation, Lyon III University, France.(1996). MA in Comparative Francophone Literature, Lyon II University France (1994). R.S.A. (Cambridge) Preparatory Certificate in T.E.F.L. (1993). BA (Hons) French with Italian, Birmingham University (1993).

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How are Durham schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Durham (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Durham primary school performance:

The Durham area has 29 primary schools (one of the top being St Oswald's Church of England Aided Primary and Nursery School with 38% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Current pupils make good progress across Years 3 to 6, although their outcomes have yet to be formally tested at the end of key stage 2.”

The Durham local authority has an average of 65% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 10% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Durham secondary school performance:

The Durham area has 9 secondary schools (one of the top being Durham Johnston Comprehensive School with 64% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“ Students make accelerated progress in Key Stages 3 and 4. This means that they reach standards in their GCSE examinations which are significantly higher than the national average in a wide range of subjects.”

The Durham local authority has an average of 38% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 92% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Durham Ofsted ratings:

77% of Durham schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 8 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website