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.
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 6,300 hours with Keystone.
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 2,200 hours.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
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.
Lola is an experienced tutor who holds a DPhil in Music from the University of Oxford. Since 2018 Lola has been working as a Tutor and Lecturer in French and Music across different Colleges in Oxford, as well as leading private courses for individuals in French, History and Philosophy.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher, with a degree in French and Arabic from Cambridge University, and a MA in Creative Writing from UEA. She previously tutored alongside her studies and now tutors English, Spanish and French full time.
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.
Maria is a full-time languages tutor. Her committed and supportive approach enables her to get the best out of her tutees.
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.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
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.
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.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
Benjamin is a qualified languages teacher who tutors French, German and Spanish 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.
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.
"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
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: Top Tips for School Entrance Interviews
In this webinar Keystone’s Director of Education, Ed Richardson, and Head of Consultancy, Harriet Brook, discuss school entrance interviews. They share their insights on tackling school entrance interviews for independent schools covering the following topics:What interviewers are looking for?How to present yourself effectively?What makes a good answer?Example question typesThis webinar is appropriate for all students with upcoming school entrance interviews from 7+ to 16+.
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Keystone’s Director of Education, Ed Richardson will be joined by Jenny McGowan, Keystone's Director of Asia, and Florence Curtis, one of our professional tutors and a former research fellow at Queen’s College, Oxford, to discuss Oxbridge Interviews.