I am a qualified teacher of modern languages, a linguist and travel bug. Language learning is a passion of mine and a joy which I wish to share with others.
My own love of languages began during visits to France and other European countries as a child. Later I was motivated (and obliged!) to learn Spanish while backpacking in South America. As I discovered the joy of the language learning process, new worlds opened up to me; I gained a real insight into the different ways of life of those places I visited.
At university, I gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Modern Language Studies. Along with learning French and Spanish from a foreign language perspective, as part of this degree I studied English language and linguistics, developing my skills in the analysis and creation of texts, including that of academic writing.
Following on from my undergraduate degree, I successfully completed a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in Spanish with French, and went on to teach French, Spanish, English and Culture-based lessons to 11-18 year olds at secondary school. Now, I continue to transfer my knowledge and passion for these subjects in my role as tutor.
I currently live in the UK, however, I have also lived in Chile, and France has long been my second home. My partner is French and we live in a multi-lingual household with French, English and sometimes Spanish being spoken.
Amanda Tamsin Stone BA (Hons), PGCE
I am French, with roots in both Burgundy and Paris. I have spent most of my life working in catering and construction, and have even done a stint as an ‘animateur’ in a holiday camp, before moving to England for love. My work has led me to meet and befriend those from all over the world, and learning languages in order to communicate with them has always been fun and fascinating for me!
I enjoy cooking, cycling, walking along the coast, and take a keen interest in current affairs and cinema. Music is yet another a love of mine and I play the ukulele!
Now I work alongside Amanda, creating our parallel texts, audios and other resources, which can be used independently or alongside tuition. In the future, I also plan to participate in Amanda’s small-group tuition, to further facilitate conversation practice in French.