I am a qualified Italian, Spanish and French teacher. I`ve taught Italian and Spanish in secondary schools in London and in a grammar school in Kent up to A levels (IB too) and French to KS3 and KS4 level. I have extensive experience in preparing students for the GCSE exams and A level.
Thanks to my experience in different schools (in Spain and UK) I developed a personal teaching method. I aim to create a calm and positive atmosphere so that my client can feel ready to learn. I follow the new national curriculum requirements as my lessons are characterised by a strong grammar approach and I normally dedicate time to the four essential skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading.
When it comes to learn a new language it is essential to practise the four skills and include cultural awareness. During my lessons I provide my clients with all the necessary equipment to succeed in this exciting experience.
I am passionate about travelling, cooking, reading non fiction books and painting. In my free time I do love learning new skills. Recently I got into watercolour and horse riding. As for sport, I love swimming and skiing.
Francesca is highly professional, meeting deadlines effectively and working well with other members of the team, demonstrating good interpersonal skills.
Francesca demonstrates strong language teaching pedagogy and creative approaches to delivering content in a number of ways. Students responded feeling like they had made good progress and were confident in their abilities.
Francesca was a joy to work with and made the best of a particularly difficult situation, arriving with us to work for a fixed-term (one year) contract in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. I was particularly impressed with her ability to slot into the team and deliver content in a positive and proactive way, while working through the difficulties of the period.
Mr. matteo del nero
engagement, enthusiasm, authentic resources
Francesca is an outstanding tutor.
She is an extremely talented teacher as well as a flexible person who really cares about the improvement of her students language skills.
Francesca is a really good teacher. She is passionate and she knows how to make lessons engaging. She has taught me English from basic to intermediate level. I totally recommend her!
I’ve been having lessons with Francesca since 2016.
Very friendly so easy to get on with and always accommodating
I’ve improved so much over the years and I’m very grateful for the time and effort franncesca has spent with me
Here’s to many more years!
I am deeply enthusiastic about languages and other cultures in general, so you will soon realise that my teaching style is very positive and I always make my student feel at ease. it's really important to create a relaxed environment so that the real learning can take place. That's why my lessons are made engaging by using authentic resources such as videos, short films, songs and newspaper articles. By doing this the student will learn both the language along with the culture of the studied country. The lessons normally include the practice of grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing and speaking skills which are essential when learning a language. I also plan regular testing to track the student's progress and inform my teaching style. In order to boost the engagement the lessons are tailored to the student's needs and interests. Looking forward to starting this exciting journey with you!