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This month's tutor spotlight: Ian Nixon

I am a fully qualified teacher and have been teaching French since 2011, preparing students for AS and A-Level exams in both AQA and Edexcel. I have also taught Cambridge pre-U and GCSE plus the North American AP and SAT qualifications. As part of the A-Level French curriculum I have developed resources pertaining to novels and films, as well as a primer on essay structure. In addition to this I have been Personal Tutor to groups of AS and A-Level students, providing support for UCAS application. It has been my privilege to work with students who bring very different experiences and from a range of backgrounds, nations and cultures; a key element of teaching French which I particularly enjoy is study of the wider multicultural francophone world.


Skills and experience


  • Experienced in teaching French at both secondary and post-compulsory level

  • Fluent in spoken and written French

  • Highly knowledgeable in French culture with a particular interest in the broader francophone world

  • First-class Honours Degree in French & Politics; MA with Distinction in French by Research

  • Experience over many years in publishing; fully conversant in art and design computer applications


Education & Qualifications                         

  • MA by Research in French Studies, with Distinction, University of Warwick 2020                                                                            

  • PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education, University of Bedfordshire 2008-2010                                                                                          

  • BA (Hons) First-Class, French & Politics, Oxford Brookes University 1996-2000

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