One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
— Frank Smith


Grace offers private French tuition to students preparing for the state exams. As an experienced State Exams Commission oral examiner she has intimate knowledge of the marking scheme and prepares her students around these parameters.

Grace's native-like fluency, extensive linguistic awareness, thoroughly-prepared notes and intimate knowledge of the exam procedure, ensure you will receive the best possible support in your preparation for your oral exam. Grace's added bonus is her quick capacity to connect with students ensuring their sustained motivation to learn and improve. Her standards are high but she is acutely aware of each student's ability and can quickly adapt her teaching to match individual learning needs.

Students are encouraged and expected to apply their full effort to their learning experience.

Homework must be completed and will be corrected.

Grace caters for small groups with a maximum of 4 students. 



This offering caters for students who require specific support with their written language in particular. We will revise the basics, consolidate the grammar, and practise writing simple, clear, accurate French sentences which are wholly relevant to the question asked. This is the best possible exam technique to refine in preparation for the Production Ecrite section of the Leaving Cert French exam.  

To have another language is to possess a second soul
— Charlemagne

Grace's Sorbonne lecturing experience combined with her familiarity with the Irish system and experience of grind school dynamics ensure that students are exposed to the very best examples of French language to learn from.

Regular submission of work is expected from all students.

Grace caters for small groups with a maximum of 4 students. 

Kay, Parent

"I can't recommend Grace highly enough for French grinds. She tutored my daughter all last year and was just fantastic. She came to each lesson prepared with excellent materials and notes. She was very patient and encouraging with my daughter especially when it came to speaking French. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and developed a true love of French with Grace. Overall it was a fantastic experience for her!"