Testimonials

"Bonjour Gerard, I just wanted to let you know that Tola and Tomi started Swiss school today and it was brilliant! Thank you so much for helping them to gain confidence in a new language :) Best wishes" 

Emma Holcombe - Switzerland​

"My son had weekly lessons with Gérard to help prepare him for his A2 French exam - in which he did very well.  We were very impressed with Gérard and would certainly recommend him as a tutor for A level French.  He was always very well prepared with relevant material.  Gérard's calm and friendly manner helped enormously with the speaking and my son enjoyed his discussions with him.  Thank you  Gérard!"  

Jan Attah - Batheaston

"Gerard Navarro helped my oldest daughter, Thea, with her French GCSE and she excelled with his competent guidance and encouragement. Therefore I was delighted when he also agreed to help my son, Julius, with his GCSE studies. Thea had recognised that she needed help to master French and willingly accepted Gerard's tutoring. However, Julius was a reluctant learner and found French a challenge in the school classroom. He was not immediately open to additional support as he simply considered the language to be impossible to learn. It took Gerard both patience and determination to build Julius' confidence and self belief that he could establish a good understanding of the language. Their progress together was consistent. Julius sometimes struggled through and I can only commend Gerard's diligence and unfailing calm repetition. Julius was predicted a C for his GCSE. He was aiming for a B but we appreciated this would be a significant challenge. Gerard never failed to encourage and worked tirelessly to produce worksheets, practice texts and exercises to help exam technique.  This summer, 2016, the hard work of both Tutor and pupil was rewarded with an GCSE Grade A in French. It was a wonderful result and could never have been achieved without the tutelage of Gerard Navarro. Gerard is a kind, hardworking and wonderful tutor and is already booked to help my third child  as she approaches her GCSE years." 

Janet Stanton-Skovhus - Bath

"I found Gérard’s advert in the BathParent magazine and I was so happy. Gérard is an excellent teacher who brings an element of fun to the well structured lessons. He helped my son Leo to achieve A* in his recent French IGCSE. I would recommend Gérard to anyone with children learning french as he is patient, kind and very reliable." 

Annie Mulholland - Bradford-on-Avon

"Gerard has been teaching my son (12 yrs old) and daughter (9 yrs old) for a few months. We very much enjoyed Gerard coming around every week with his sunny disposition and very friendly manner. He is a very patient teacher who has lots of different ideas on how to help each child individually to meet their needs. My son’s confidence grew by speaking french one to one with Gerard, in a class of 30 this isn't always possible so this was a great confidence booster for him. I would definitely recommend Gerard because he is very approachable and has varied and interesting ways to teach French." 

Vanessa Anstey - Corston

"My son Charlie started having some individual lessons with Gerard when he was 15 and we became aware that he had failed several modules of his French GCSE. With the final exams looming and an attitude of "well I've failed that one" he started to have weekly one to one lessons. Gerard's gentle approach and ability to be very patient and flexible certainly paid off and last month we found out that Charlie got a B grade in his GCSE. I am absolutely certain that this is totally down to Gerard's teaching and the extra confidence it gave Charlie going into the exams. Thanks again Gerard."

Janet Armstrong - Bath

"Gerard Navarro gave French lessons to my daughter, aged 7 and my son aged 9. They both really enjoyed the lessons which were varied, fun and interesting. The mix of games, role play and songs kept them engaged and helped them improve their speaking skills. I was really pleased with how enthusiastic my children were about the lessons, with the progress that they made and with how much their confidence improved." 

Louise Neill - Bath

"My daughter has been taught French by Gerard weekly since turning 3 years old. The different weekly activities Gerard organises keeps her from getting bored and makes lessons a fun playful experience." 

Mrs Maryam Hallas - Wingfield, Wiltshire

"Gerard was recommended to me by a friend. He worked with my 14 year daughter Billie who had a late start to GCSE French. Following a number of sessions Billie made great progress, and gained enormous confidence in both her oral and written French. Gerard was always well prepared, punctual, patient and excellent at explaining the lesson. My daughter enjoyed the lessons  and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again in the future or to recommend him to other students of French." 

Mrs Jo Harrison - Peasedown St John, Bath

"Gerard is a fantastic french teacher. His lessons are fun and interesting but also academic. He has been an invaluable help in developing my 13 year old son's confidence with his written and spoken french. The improvement was almost immediate. I highly recommend Gerard's lessons." 

Mrs Victoria Wood - Freshford

“After only a few weeks, my son's spoken French improved dramatically and he passed the oral entrance exam to enter King Edwards School. Thank you Gerard!” 

Karen McCloud - Bath

“My wife and I have attended ‘The French Factor’ classes on Monday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at the Castle Inn in Bradford-on-Avon for several weeks now. We are beginners and are thoroughly enjoying the class. Gerard is a very good teacher for many reasons. He has lots of patience and is very helpful in a very gentle way. As beginners, we really appreciate this approach because we are not confident. He makes the learning process very comfortable and the hour races past. He is always very prepared for the class and hands out lots of very useful and instructive information. We feel that progression is in our hands as Gerard does everything that he can do and it is up to us to put in as much effort as we can to match his commitment to the teaching. Bonne chance mes amis! ”  

Kathleen & John Cowe - Bradford -on-Avon

"Our son Samuel has greatly improved his standard of French since having lessons with Gérard. His confidence with school work has been really boosted and this has been reflected in his reports."

Mr & Mrs Walker - France

"Gérard is an excellent teacher. Patient & understanding, he builds a warm & trusting rapport with your child whilst maintaining an atmosphere of hard & fruitful work." 

Mr & Mrs Rose - France

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