As a mature adult, I decided to revive my French speaking skills by going back to French through 1 to 1 tuition. I approached first tutors and found Angela.
As soon as I made contact with Angela, I found her accommodating and helpful. Even though we had not met, I warmed towards her because she seemed to be putting my needs and wishes first, rather than her own. This I found particularly encouraging at my age and given my circumstances.
Angela is a lovely person to do French with. I thoroughly enjoy my weekly sessions with her. The sessions are varied and interesting. We do lots of conversion regarding everyday topics or things I have done in the week. . We also do grammar points relevant to me, with lots of fun exercises to make sure I have fully understood the key point being taught. She always prepares her sessions fully and appropriately. Homework is given, but there is no pressure to do it.
Angela is a steady, patient and encouraging tutor. She has been very encouraging and I feel I have made good progress since I have been having 1 to1 sessions with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn French. Michelle Waldron, Summer 2019
Angela has provided William with structured support and positive feedback which always encouraged him to try hard. She is reliable and has inspired my son to work hard in his recent GCSE. The advice and targeted work has helped my son to do well with his French. I have no hesitancy in recommending her highly and thank her profusely for her patience and commitment. Katie McGoohan, Autumn 2018
Thank you very much for the amazing French workshops you organised at Kidzplay. The boys absolutely loved every minute of it. They come out with "random" French words. Thank you for making French fun for them. They are really looking forward to the French classes this autumn. Merci beaucoup. Diana Bishop, Summer 2018
Absolutely delighted with Angela who has guided my two oldest home-educated girls over the last 5 years through their IGCSEs from scratch! They both went from knowing no French to obtaining A* in their papers. Angela is patient and calm and keeps lessons interesting. I felt very confident that she prepared them well. My youngest is currently studying French with her and enjoying it. Chi-ann Rajah, Summer 2018
Angela teaches my three children (3, 5, 7) at our home in Boroughbridge, near Harrogate. Her classes are fun and interactive with plenty of songs, games and movement and she also works on "drill" style learning for numbers, months of the year etc (set to music). My son has commented that he knows French numbers better than English numbers! We home educate and I really value Angela's input into our language learning as my French is more than a little rusty. This is such a great age to be teaching a foreign language to children. I'm amazed by how much they are learning. Cari Crossley, Summer 2018.
At first, I was unsure how much Logan would take in but he comes home every week eager to share what he's learnt.
Khushi used to be quite shy but since starting French lessons she has become much more confident.
Already knowing a bit of French, it's nice being able to join in with Romilly on an evening when she tells me what she has learnt.
Above comments from 3 parents from Busy Bees Kindercare Hornbeam Park Nursery, Summer 2018.
From observing Angela and the children from the start in September to now, I am deeply impressed with how much they have learnt and how much they enjoy the sessions. Alex Head, Room Manager, Busy Bees Kindercare Hornbeam Park Nursery, Summer 2018.
Angela has taught my children since they were 3 and 6 years old and I have seen a noticeable improvement in both their French vocabulary and their enjoyment of learning the language. Angela's lessons for young children are fun, varied and tailored to meet the children's needs. The young children learn through playing games, singing and activities based on fun and engaging themes. She has a friendly, patient and encouraging manner and I highly recommend Angela as a French tutor. Amy Lund, Spring 2018
I cannot thank Angela enough for introducing French to my 2.5 year old boy in a fun and engaging way. Roderick is so proud of the French that he has learned (numbers, colours, fruits, greetings etc).
Angela's classes have also really helped him with his concentration and confidence in groups. Brilliant. Hattie, Autumn 2017
I can recommend Angela very highly. My three children have worked with her for about 5 years now and they have learnt a great deal from her. She prepared my 16 year old for her IGCSE French exams this year and she got an A*! So we are very pleased with that result. Angela is patient and engaging and she was very thorough in preparing my eldest. My next two will definitely continue working with her. Chi-ann Rajah, Summer 2016
Angela has enabled my son to focus productively on his French and am sure has increased his grade. She has provided a realistic idea of the exam time tabling and structure. This has helped facilitate best use of the available time. She is extremely thorough, reliable, patient and effective and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. Both my son and I can not thank her enough. My son achieved a B in his GCSE, before Angela became involved he lacked focus and direction and would not have passed French GCSE. Katie McGoohan, Summer 2016
Our twin granddaughters, Lily and Felicity (age 6), have really enjoyed two terms of Fun French at Kidzplay with Angela. They have clearly been enthusiastic to go every week to learn something that is not offered at school yet and they enjoy putting what they learn into practice on holiday with the family. The beauty of learning French through fun at a young age is that the girls are pronouncing the sounds un-self-consciously and we feel that later on, learning the language will seem natural to them. Charles Cross, Summer 2016
Elodie has really enjoyed her time at Kidzplay with Angela, over 2 years now and something she looked forward to every Wednesday. The whole idea is to make it simple and fun and Angela does this very well, along with very affordable rates it creates a very worthwhile exercise. Christian Meyer, Summer 2016
French with Angela is a real hit at our setting. Angela is warm, caring and engaging with the children. In just three short months we have children counting from 1 to 20 and naming different items in French. Many of our parents have expressed their delight in how quickly their children have learnt different phrases and are sharing them with them at home. I highly recommend French with Angela for any nursery setting. Sian Cox, Nursery Manager, Twinkles Knaresborough. January 2016
My son aged 15 had not learned French at school for over 2 years and wanted to take the subject at GCSE. The lessons with Angela were invaluable and provided good support, help & understanding in the subject & were a big boost to help my son achieve a grade A in French this year. Salina Yildiz, Summer 2015
Angela’s tutor service is very good, affordable and when a student & family start to panic over a subject she brings calm and a positive, organised approach to get a result. Caroline Lewis-Jones, Summer 2015
Angela was very helpful in preparing me with some survival French before going to France. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor. Catherine Houston, Summer 2015
My children aged 14, 12 and 6 have been learning French with Angela for a number of years in our home and then over Skype when we moved away. They have learnt a lot and enjoyed the lessons. The older two are now being prepared for their IGCSE French exams and are progressing well with her. Angela has done a great job keeping the kids engaged in the lessons. Chi-ann Rajah, Summer 2014
My daughter was struggling with her French GCSE work and was getting herself to the point where she wanted to drop the subject entirely. I called in the help of Angela for lessons at home once a week. She was patient and explained things to my daughter in a way that my daughter could understand. Highly recommend tutor indeed. Sharon Roe, Summer 2014
My daughter has been learning French with Angela for just over 4 years since she was almost 4 years old. Recently she has started learning over Skype to fit in with our time schedules. Angela makes the lessons fun with music and games but with a structured topic which the girls learn without really knowing! Louise Hewson, Summer 2014
Harry age 6 has been attending French at The old foundry in Boroughbridge for the past year and he loves it. The classes are fun and different each week with songs to learn and games to play. Harry loves the reward stickers at the end of each session and has made great progress. Harry asked to learn another language just for fun and has impressed his teachers at school with what he has learnt in the lessons. He is always singing the songs at home and his younger brothers try and join in too. Harry looks forward to going each week and it has been great for his confidence. Sue Broomhead, Summer 2014
Angela has been teaching French to my children for about 1 year. The lessons are constructed in such a way that my children find it fun rather than hard work. Angela is a patient, highly motivated teacher who is encouraging and considerate. My children really enjoy learning a second language and I would highly recommend Angela to anyone who wishes to learn or improve their French. S Wytchard, Summer 2014