After tutoring throughout her BA and MA (French and Francophone Studies), Lucy spent a further two years tutoring French in London. She has successfully prepared learners for the GCSE and A-Level qualifications, worked with businesspeople moving to overseas offices, and taught Primary age learners from scratch. She also has a wealth of experience with learners with SEN including Dyslexia and ASD.
Lucy then qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language, working with refugees in her borough before leaving home to teach English in China, South Korea, India and Vietnam. During her time overseas, she taught in the State, Private and Charity sectors, and worked with a wide range of students from Primary School beginners to diplomats to Tibetan monks and nuns. She has also helped prepare students for academic study in the UK, and for success in the IELTS examinations.
Lucy was inspired to found Struck Fluent by her own passion for languages and her desire to see British students benefit from the holistic and economic benefits language study brings; something she feels they often lack in comparison to their international counterparts. As an unashamed pedagogy geek, she embraces new approaches to teaching and learning and promotes creativity and student-centred learning as routes to academic success as well as to learners’ fulfilment.
In addition to French, Lucy enjoys speaking passable German and atrocious Mandarin Chinese wherever possible. She is also raising a bilingual son (Korean and English) and studies Classical Tibetan (seriously, language geek).
Reviews for Lucy
Lucy is a fantastic teacher. The materials are all tailored to me and my learning style, and made fun through games and varied teaching methods. She teaches the ‘proper’ way to speak and write in French, as well as how the French would actually do so in context. I’d highly recommend to everyone, including mums who want to learn something new while on maternity leave (baby even stays for the lessons!)
– Awhi, Beginners’ French
Lucy and I prepared for my French A2 oral, focusing on exam practice. She was particularly helpful with improving pronunciation and accuracy, as well the content of my answers. Lucy was very enthusiastic and encouraging, which put me at ease and helped me achieve the grade I was aiming for.
– Sasha, A-Level Spoken French
After contacting Struck Fluent, I was able to begin classes straight away and have now worked with Lucy for over 3 months. I have found the one-on-one tutorials very productive and Lucy has created lessons that match my ability while also devising scenarios and role play sessions that are challenging, encouraging me to combine all of the new vocabulary and grammar learnt.
We have covered a mixture of speaking, listening and writing exercises and I feel much more confident within all three areas. I have already recommended Struck Fluent to my friends and colleagues. It’s been a great way to develop language skills again. Thank you!
– Hanna, Pre-Intermediate French