Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the French tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas. Below you will also find details of articles and FAQs relevant to French.
Le-My is an Oxford graduate with a great passion for languages and literature. She has considerable tutoring experience and teaches French as well as English, Maths and Mandarin. Le-My has supported 80 Keystone clients and taught over 2,100 hours.
Philippa is a dedicated tutor who specialises in 11+/13+ English and Maths, as well as French. She joined the team in 2015 and has taught well over 6,000 hours with Keystone.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
Benjamin is a qualified languages teacher who tutors French and German up to A Level and humanities up to 13+. Before qualifying, he gained a degree in Modern Foreign Languages (German and Russian) from Durham University. Ben now tutors alongside working in a top independent school.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 3,000 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
Lucy is a qualified teacher who has experience teaching French, Spanish and Italian across the age range. She is passionate about making language learning accessible, memorable and enjoyable for her students.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
Tristan is a highly enthusiastic and diligent tutor. He possesses strong communicative abilities which enable him to explain even the most difficult things with clarity.
Lou is an experienced and professional tutor in Latin and French up to A level, including IB. We were particularly impressed by her up-beat and methodical approach to tutoring.
Andrew is one of Keystone’s most experienced Maths tutors. He is passionate about supporting his students and his practical approach to tutoring helps to build confidence.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Daniel is a former Modern Foreign Languages teacher with 8 years' experience. His knowledge and understanding of the GCSE and A Level allow him to provide an excellent level of support to his tutees.
Lola is a third year DPhil student in Music at the University of Oxford. Lola has been a tutor within the Music Faculty at Oxford, as well as leading private courses for individuals in French, History and Philosophy.
Maria is a full-time languages tutor. Her committed and supportive approach enables her to get the best out of her tutees.
Nicoletta holds a first-class degree in Modern Languages from Milan University and is a former student of the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been teaching languages for over 20 years and is passionate about helping students of all ages with language skills and literature, focusing above all on the enjoyment of mastering a foreign language.
Robert is a linguist with a passion for French and Spanish. He studied French and Welsh at Cardiff University and also has an MA in International Development and Education from UCL. Robert's approach is methodical and empathetic, helping his students to break down language learning and find enjoyment in the subject.
"My daughter got on well with Jean-Ignace and said that he made things seem less complicated. I was impressed with his professional approach (he has already sent some sample questions that my daughter hadn’t seen before) and was pleased that my daughter seemed so comfortable with him."Mother of A Level French student
"I just wanted to take a few moments to express to you how absolutely delighted we were with our French tutor, Lou. We were so pleased with our son's progress under her tutelage. She is lovely and warm to speak to, and utterly focused and clear in her teaching. We could hear, week by week, our son's growing confidence in his ability to speak French, and, by the end, he was doing very well indeed in his mock Common Entrance French Exams. Lou prepared him brilliantly! Thank you so very much for sending Lou our way. I shall be delighted to recommend Lou and Keystone Tutors to everyone"Mother of 13+ French pupil
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The Modern Languages Aptitude Test (MLAT) at Oxford
Any candidate applying to study Modern Languages at Oxford or Cambridge will have to sit a written paper as part of the admissions process: The Modern Languages Aptitude Test (MLAT) at Oxford and the Modern and Medieval Languages Admissions Assessment (MMLAA) at Cambridge. There are big differences between the two tests, from the structure and what they are testing to when they are sat. This blog covers the Oxford MLAT. You can read our blog on the Cambridge MMLAA here.
The Modern and Medieval Languages Admissions Assessment (MMLAA) - Cambridge
Any candidate applying to study Modern Languages at Oxford or Cambridge will have to sit a written paper as part of the admissions process: The Modern Languages Aptitude Test (MLAT) at Oxford and the Modern and Medieval Languages Admissions Assessment (MMLAA) at Cambridge. There are big differences between the two tests, from the structure and what they are testing to when they are sat. This blog covers the Cambridge MMLAA. You can read our blog on the Oxford MLAT here.
Webinar: How to Use the Summer Holiday to Maximise your University Application
In this webinar Keystone's Managing Director, Ed Richardson, was joined by Jenny McGowan, our Director in Asia, to discuss the sorts of preparation students can complete over the Summer Holidays of Year 12 to ensure they submit a strong UCAS application. The discussion covers how to prepare effectively with particular reference to the importance of super-curricular learning, admissions tests and the personal statement.
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Keystone's Head of Elective and Homeschooling, Poppy Dundas, was joined by our guest expert Clare de Lotbiniere, a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Professional Tutors Jon Gale and Lara Isaac. Lara is also a trained nutritionist and together they discuss how best to get your child prepared for the upcoming exams, including dealing with exam anxiety and calming nerves, keeping motivation strong, the best foods to eat and general revision tips and tricks.
Keystone Tutors can provide French tuition tailored to specific exams, for 13+ Common Entrance, GCSE French, IGCSE French - Foreign Language, IB French, A Level French, and Oxford MLAT / Cambridge Modern and Medieval Languages Admissions Assessment. The tutors we work with help to improve exam performance by making use of past French papers, reinforcing core learning, developing revision techniques, and helping students to push the boundaries of their knowledge of French to differentiate themselves from fellow students. Many of the French tutors we introduce to clients have studied French to degree level at the UK's top universities. They are often bilingual, either being native French speakers or having spent considerable time living in France.
GCSE French students will need a solid grounding in French language, texts, and culture. Our French tutors will help your child develop a fluent knowledge of the language, and maximise their ability to translate French across a range of different authors. We aim to build up your child’s confidence, speed, and accuracy under pressure in French, equipping them to excel at GCSE level.
Our French tutors can help your child across all areas of the IGCSE French - Foreign Language curriculum. The IGCSE provides an excellent foundation for further study in French, and the tutors we represent will help your child take full advantage of this, reinforcing their knowledge of the language and preparing them to perform well under examination conditions.
IB French is a challenging qualification, requiring fluency in French at a high level. Our French tutors will help your child to gain a deeper understanding of the language, develop their translation skills, and make use of their knowledge successfully in an exam context.
A Level French is a well-respected subject suitable for many future career paths, and students have to master the language to succeed. Our French tutors are able to focus in on those areas where your child needs additional support, help them translate accurately under time pressure, and ultimately prepare them to perform strongly in these key exams.
Both these exams are designed to help whittle down the number of students moving on to interview stage, and as such are rigorous and competitive tests. Our French tutors can help your child maximise their performance in this assessment, building on their knowledge and helping them to demonstrate the depth of their understanding successfully, as they compete for places to read French at the prestigious university of their choice.