Ged, on successfully completing his DELF exam : “I’m delighted to say that I found out that I recently passed my DALF C1 exam. This was a team effort with Isabelle. As we worked towards the exam, Isabelle kept me focused and supported me by varying the different approaches to the various disciplines that are required. Isabelle was incredibly flexible when helping me to balance the work for the exam with the demands of my job. We managed to do a number of sessions via Skype – and the whole thing felt seamless. Isabelle balanced her unwavering encouragement with a laser-sharp view of the areas that I needed to work on harder – and she provided very practical support with exercises and extra areas of practice.

In many respects, the best thing about preparing for the exam was that it did not feel like I was preparing for an exam. I looked forward to every lesson since I knew that I would get a lot out of it and would be encouraged at every step. Isabelle has a great understanding of what is required for the exams and also what the needs of the individual student are. I went in to the exam feeling fully prepared and there were no surprises. A huge thank you to Isabelle. Merci bien.”


Mum, about GCSE preparation : “I just wanted you to know that at the end of Michael’s oral exam, when his teacher switched of the recording device, she turned to him and said “That was brilliant – I can’t believe how much you have improved since the mock!”.

He’s delighted, as are we – and very conscious of how much the sessions with you helped him improve.”


Other Mum, about GCSE preparation : “Louis had a great lesson with you, thank you. He didn’t look or act nearly as tired when he came out !” 


Denis, on starting private tuition : “When I was seeking private French lessons another French teacher, for whom I have high regard, recommended Isabelle to me as a teacher enjoying a high reputation among her pupils and her peers.

After a year with Isabelle my ability with the French language has increased by leaps and bounds to the extent that I am now able to communicate in French on most subjects.

To boot, she is a charming, patient and understanding person.

She has exceeded all my expectations and, indeed, all the praise I heard before starting my studies with her.

I have no hesitation in saying that one will not be disappointed  with their results if they are prepared to devote reasonable time and effort to their studies.

Bonne chance.” 

Loraine, on returning to studies : “I started having French lessons with Isabelle over a year ago, I didn’t really take much notice of French at school, thinking I couldn’t grasp it.
Since I have been Isabelle’s student, it has been totally different for me! I have learnt so much in such a short space of time, Isabelle is a brilliant teacher, she makes it seem so easy and fun too!
I have surprised myself just how much French I know and I look forward to every lesson.”


Bob, finally taking the first step : “I suppose that I must be typical of so many people in this regard : I did French at school, and some of it had stuck, but not enough to stop me from thinking “How I wish I could speak French” whilst on holiday in France.
After many years of just thinking and wishing, I finally got around to taking some lessons with Isabelle last year, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Following an initial session, she quickly assessed my level and worked out a suitable course for me to work through, not rigidly, but with all the basics and lots of conversation. Each lesson is really enjoyable and the hour passes too quickly ! I even enjoy the homework !
My French friends tell me I am getting better all the time so I am really looking forward to my next trip to France.
So, if like me you have harboured a desire to learn for years, don’t delay any longer. Isabelle can organise a course for you, whatever your level or ambition.
Donc, dépêchez-vous ! “


Ella, on A level practice : “Continuing on with French to A level was a challenge, but the weekly help I have received from Isabelle has really boosted my confidence. We focus on the areas which I am weakest in, as well as having debates, which help with my aural exam. Especially in the 2nd year of my A levels, she has been a life-saver!


Peter, on thoroughly enjoying his retirement : “After my first lesson with Isabelle I realised how lucky I was to have found a teacher like her. We agreed on how to proceed – I want to learn French in my retirement – with conversation, translations of carefully chosen passages and yes, the grammar necessary to understand the structure of the language. She does not let me get away with any sloppiness so that I am progressing fast. “

Dorothy, on the benefits of a one-to-one : “I have been studying French with Isabelle for about six months and look forward to each lesson. Many years ago I went to evening classes for a year or so at Adult Education. I found it quite difficult as most of the other students had done French at school. About a year ago I decided to give it another go, with a grammar course.
With Isabelle it is a positive experience,  I have progressed quite quickly with her and feel confident in expressing myself in everyday situations as well as basic listening. Isabelle is encouraging and patient and has adapted the teaching to my needs. As well as the lessons being fun, I learn aspects of French culture and local expressions which are very helpful to me.”


Cassis French Tuition Tunbridge Wells
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