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Meet The Team

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Sophie Carnell (BA, MA, PGCE)

I am a bilingual French English teacher, born in France but living in England. I have a teaching diploma (P.G.C.E.) from Cambridge University as well as a Master's Degree (French as a Foreign Language).


Head of French for 10 years, in one of the most successful prep schools in the UK and 22 years of experience teaching French (any level) and Spanish (up to GCSE). ​


Founder of Lingo Gite - our business is going from strength to strength since 2019. With success in exam preparation, as well as teaching lawyers, producers, data analysts, bankers and entrepreneurs. Loyal customers are still with us since 2019!

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Sarah Giles (BA)

I am a native English speaker and worked for 35 years as a journalist. I am passionate about the correct use of English and its grammar and since retiring I have enjoyed teaching English to numerous students in Hong Kong.


I now look forward to tutoring some more primary and secondary school students as well as EFL adults.

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Françoise Vidal (BA, MA, PGCE)

I am a bilingual French English teacher, born in the south of France but living in England for over twenty years. ​


Head of French, Deputy Head and Head of Boarding in a private school with international links and helping students from all over the world to integrate and study in the UK.


I have also trained teachers and enjoyed bringing new talents to the profession. I successfully managed to deliver languages across 80 secondary schools. My energy is endless!

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Catherine Mower (BA, PGCE)

As a well qualified and highly experienced French teacher and native speaker, I am currently Head of MFL, and teaching in a private secondary school in the UK.


I have a deep knowledge of GCSE, IGCSE and A Level exams for both AQA and Edexcel and I thoroughly prepare students who take exams so that they achieve the highest potential. In addition, I have been an Examiner for IGCSE and GCSE French for the last 10 years.


I am extremely familiar with numerous platforms and interactive tools and I am able to make remote learning fun and effective, with young learners and adults.  That said, I am available to teach face to face, something I enjoy very much.

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