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How I can help you with your (serious) French studies:

The following list has been compiled from over 15 years’ personal experience as Tutor in London:

  1. Common Entrance (UK private schools) and School entrance exams, at 11, 13 or 16. Proven success (all students were accepted by the private school of their choice)

  2. GCSE and IGCSE (UK public exams). IB Middle Years Programme. American School Program (Middle School).

  3. A level, International A level, Pre-U, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), American AP French Language and Culture exam.

  4. Preparation for American SAT/ACT (French Multiple Choice)

  5. Preparation for French DELF 2 exam

  6. University Level Essay help and Dissertation correction and research:

Surrealism and its female protagonists. Neither an object nor a muse


Decadence and aestheticism in Huysman’s A Rebours 


French cinema between 1930 and 1960 and the influence of the Vaudeville

Duras : Moderato Cantabile, La Pluie d'été, L'amant

The Algerian revolution: Assia Djebar

La Haine, Au Revoir les Enfants, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (A level programs)

Paroles de Femmes: feminist writing in France

Help with translations and oral exams



French Linguistics



Morphology and Clitic pronouns


Third language acquisition and bilingualism


The passive in Romance languages


Complementisers and adjuncts in English


Child language acquisition and the critical period hypothesis


Code-switching and discourse analysis

The structure of infinitival IP

Minimalist Syntax (as per Radford and Haegeman)



Own thesis can be found via UCL library:


Functional categories and SPEC-head agreement

Author: Emilce Sandra. Rees

Creation Date:  1994 

Format: 208 leaves. 

Language: English

Notes: ■ Thesis: (MPhil) University College London 1994 


Optimality Theory


Phonological theory (all study levels)

IPA : place and manner of articulation

IPA: phonetic script and pronunciation


VOT and measurements





All levels, as part of the syllabus (eg A level exam) or as part of your University course.




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