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Alix tutors my three children, aged 10, 14, and 16, in French with excellent results. Two have a lesson together as they are more advanced. The youngest is tutored alone. Alix plans the lessons for the appropriate level of the child. She is preparing the older two for AS level French, and the younger is being tutored to improve his speaking, writing, and reading abilities. Alix’s teaching is flexible and dynamic. I recommend her highly! Also, I believe that a native French speaker is an absolute must for teaching the French language; correct pronunciation is a high priority.