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Born and educated in Paris, I have been living in England for twenty years. I worked as a Museum professional in London and Oxford for six years. However, I changed career fourteen years ago to join the Education sector, because I felt very much attracted to teaching.
I immediately was convinced that this was the right path to follow, especially as I received praise and encouragement from my first students, as well as from established teachers.

I have a genuine interest in helping others and very much enjoy being able to transfer my language skills. I consider that I have developed a friendly approach to teaching, as I don’t overly focus on theory and make sure that the learning activities are interactive and fun. Having a wide range of interests, I am able to quickly identify the topics that I can explore with my students.

Teaching Experience
Since I left the Museum sector, I have devoted my time to getting hands-on experience, as well as improving my skills from a theoretical point of view. I took part in many teaching seminars and received much advice from a network of teachers. In April 2012 I acquired the TEFL qualification (TEFL info), in order to gain a better understanding of grammar issues for English-speaking learners.

I mainly provide private one-to-one tuition, but I also currently teach for Cactus Language School, Central Oxford (classes for adult groups – and Le Petit Club Français, North Oxford (classes for children –

Professional Affiliation
Member of the Association for Language Learning (more info)

2013: FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) Certificate for Teaching Children – CNED
2012: TEFL Advanced Certificate in English Language Teaching – TEFL Express
2001: MPhil in Art History (distinction) – University of Lyon-Lumière
1999: Masters in Art History (distinction) – University of Paris-La Sorbonne
1996: Masters in Museum Studies (distinction) – École du Louvre, Paris
1995: Bachelors in Art History (distinction) – École du Louvre, Paris

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