Added: October 2, 2017
My name is Maria, I am a 33 year old French & Spanish Language Coach based in London.
In 2011, I attained a Combined Honours Masters Degree in Languages and International Relations (Distinction) from La Sorbonne University, featuring French, English, Spanish and Italian. (for more information, have a look at my website)
I have been coaching languages for over 6 years providing lessons to over 100 students varying in age, level and duration. So I’m very confident I can help you!
I work with adults from beginners to advanced for personal and professional reasons, helping them reach the objectives they set for themselves and I train professionals from leading companies in the UK to successfully obtain DELF and DAFL diplomas, enabling them to grasp new professional opportunities and expand their businesses to new markets.
I currently prepare students for their GCSE/iGCSE, AS/A2 exams, leading them to enter leading prep schools and universities including Oxbridge, Durham, Eton and Westminster. I also prepare 11+, 13+ scholarship and common entrance exams including Tonbridge, Eton, Westminster, Charterhouse, Marlbourough).
If you’re interested in getting more info, do not hesitate to get in touch! I truly love what I do and I’d love to hear from you.
“Maria’s enthusiasm and joy of expression are infectious. She works hard to find the most appropriate way to express the student’s ideas in the target tongue, and delights in the detail of her mother tongue. This made classes enjoyable and hugely productive – my French improved a great deal. Tom, European Commission Manager
“I got an A* in both languages!!!! Thank you so so much for everything. It was amazing studying and learning with you and it was great getting to know you cause you’re really lovely and great fun.“ — Toby, A2 level students at JFS
”Maria is exactly what I had been hoping for in a French tutor. She is a lively, interesting and intelligent person so that we always have interesting and stimulating conversations on a wide variety of topics which continually expand my vocabulary and my abilities to express myself. And she is also quite fierce, (in the nicest possible way!), about getting my grammar back up to speed, without which, as she says, it is not possible to express oneself well. Her writing tasks / homework have also been incredibly useful in pushing forward my development. And to round it all off, Maria is extremely reliable. I feel very lucky to have found her and recommend her wholeheartedly.” — Charlotte, Editor
“Maria has impressed our family hugely over the last few months and I can highly recommend her for any tutoring position that she may seek to pursue.
— Parents of GCSE student at St Marylebone School
“I picked Maria from the (many!) adverts for French tuition because she came across as friendly, knowledgeable and someone I could get on with. She is all of those things. Having not spoken French in almost 10 years, it is safe to say I was nervous before my first class but she soon put me at ease. Her classes are well prepared, challenging (in a good way!), interesting and she puts a lot of thought into selecting activities and topics that are relevant to me. Most of all, her classes are fun and each time I come away full of enthusiasm and wanting to learn more. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
— Victoria, Lawyer
”Maria coached our son for his French iGCSE. She met him not long before the exam at a time when his school was predicting that he was unlikely to gain a good grade and he had convinced himself that he was simply no good at French. Within a few sessions, she had motivated him to learn and convinced him that he could succeed. When the results came through, not only had he got a solid A in his exam but he had decided that he would now study French at A level, which he is now doing.
– Parents of GCSE student at Winchester school