Sebastian D。

French and Linguistics - Merton College, Oxford

24 completed lessons

About me

Hello! I’m a fourth-year undergraduate and choral scholar at Merton College, Oxford studying French and Linguistics. I have a passion for languages, both using them and understanding how they work, and I want to be able to help my students achieve their full potential, be that at GCSE, A-Level, University Applications or beyond.


At Oxford, I have been heavily involved with the Oxbridge application process from within the university and have experience offering advice, mentoring and support, including with applications to the choral scholarship scheme, and I’m also willing to give advice to students who are still considering whether Oxbridge is the right place to them.


I have experience teaching students in the French, Linguistics and Language Aptitude Test (LAT) parts of the MLAT, with the LAT being a necessary requirement for all students applying for ab initio languages. For those students who come to me looking for advice with their language skills, it is my aim for them to come away from each of my sessions feeling like they’ve really got to grips with something they’ve been struggling with, be that grammar, translation, literature or any other aspect of French.


I mould my sessions to fit the learning requirements of my students. Some students learn best by rote learning but many do not, and I aim to find the teaching style which best suits the particular student. Usually, I set small amounts of homework to encourage students to think for themselves, whilst giving them all the help and support they need to do so.

About my sessions

My lessons will be structured by allowing lots of time for the student to ask questions to help the learning process. I will also end every lesson with a useful task/question for the student to answer to help consolidate their understanding prior to the next lesson. I hope progress will become apparent, but I think regular mini tests are also important to ensure understanding and help show areas that can be improved upon. Allowing the student to go over material in their own time after the lesson I believe is key for them to develop a solid understanding of the subject.

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Maths A-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
TSA Uni admission test PASS
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*

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