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Mr Alex Jeffares


Sydney tutor in French, Arabic

(9 student reviews)

My name is Alex. I'm a post-graduate student who has tutored French privately for almost 10 years. I work with primary, secondary and tertiary students, corporate professionals or anyone who wishes to learn French. I can assist you with exam preparation, rigorous grammar training, oral language, reading comprehension, writing techniques and essay writing etc. I offer tuition one-on-one or with small groups. I have First Class Honours French and Arabic majors from the University of Melbourne and I achieved a perfect 50 Study Score in French in HSC. Please don't hesitate to contact me for a friendly chat to see how I can best assist you. I'm offering a special discount for our initial session (see below).

Please find below some testimonials for my work:

"Alex is an excellent tutor of the French language. He is very personable but focused on delivering a professional service and achieving the outcomes that his client wishes, e.g. pitched at the right level. I would highly recommend Alex as a French tutor. Merci beaucoup!"

- Ms. Priscilla Taylor, Manager, Risk & Compliance at SP AusNet

"I am so looking forward to my trip to France and have you to thank for my new found confidence in the French language. Over the past few months I can see the improvement in my French and believe this new-found confidence is directly contributed to your teaching style and personal commitment. You are an extremely professional and dedicated French tutor. Although French is a beautifulÃ‚Ă‚Â language, it is one that requires a little help if one is to become proficient. I look forward to putting into practice all that you have taught me. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting to improve their French."

- Mrs. Elisabeth Isler, Project Manager, Call Design

"We would like to thank you for tutoring our daughter for Year 11 French. We feel that your patience and expertise improved Emma's self confidence and knowledge of the French language enormously and certainly contributed to her improvement in the grades she received. We would have no hesitation in recommending you as a French tutor."

- Stephen and Simone Young, parents of Emma, a Year 11 student

"I would like to highly commend Alex for his skills, talents and knowledge in the area of tutoring the French language. He tutored to both my son and myself over a period of 4 months and during this time Alex showed excellent skills in both oral and written practice and theory of French. He conducted himself in a very professional manner. He particularly demonstrated kindness and understanding and a flexible approach to working with teenagers. Alex also displays a passion for the language and a well established French accent. My son Dominic and I would highly recommend him for any undertaking that he chose to pursue. I would be delighted to provide any further assistance in this matter."

- Maree Crutch, Co-Director Australian Shiatsu College Melbourne

"Alex tutored me for about a year and I can confidently say that my French improved with his help. He is extremely patient, kind and I feel that he adapted very quickly to suit my learning style, a skill that is invaluable and that Alex possesses. He paid very close attention to detail in his teaching and can back everything he teaches up with a clear and logical explanation. I am so happy that I had the pleasure of having Alex as a tutor, I always looked forward to our sessions and always came out of them with a deeper understanding of the language, thus making me more confident in class."

- Lily Andrews, Year 12 French student

"Alex has tutored our son Elliott in French for approximately 3 months. During that time we have found Alex to be punctual, polite and courteous. Under Alex's tutorage Elliott's standard of French has improved vastly and he has seen increased results in his French exams. We have been very happy and would recommend Alex for French tuition."

- Rebecca and Grahame Butler, parents of Elliott, a Year 8 student

"As a Year 8 student, I have found that with Alex's tuition, my ability to understand and comprehend the French language has improved immensely."

- Elliott Butler, Year 8 French student

0420 939 046


I have tutored French privately for almost 10 years. I have designed beginner's French
curriculums for and taught AIESEC Melbourne's Second Language Acquisition Program, an
intensive 3-month program at the University of Melbourne. I have written numerous
articles for Ma Vie Française (My French Life) on French language, culture, community and
current affairs.

I am currently a teacher in Introductory Arabic 1A at The Parramatta College where I take
classes of 15-20 adults in Arabic language, alphabet, numbering systems, grammar and
oral conversation.

I have been featured on SBS Arabic 24 Radio where I speak about the good and
challenging aspects of studying Arabic as a non-native speaker, and I provide advice to
students as to why it's important to take Arabic at University:


- J.D. (Law), University of Sydney Law School (current course)
- B.A. (Arabic, Politics and Int'l Studies), University of Melbourne
- DipLang (French), University of Melbourne
- Certificate of High Distinction, Arabic Language and Literature, Sultan Qaboos College for
Teaching Arabic to Non-Native Speakers, Oman
- Perfect 50 Study Score, Victorian Certificate of Education (HSC)

Scholarships and prizes:
- Nicolas Baudin Scholarship from the Embassy of France to undertake a
year's exchange at the Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo), Paris
- Melbourne Global Languages Scholarship (Arabic), University of Melbourne.


- $55 per hour from my home or within a 2km radius;
- Reasonably increased rates depending on further distance;
- Discounted rates for two or more students in a group;
- Cancellation policy: I ask for 24 hours' notice if you need to cancel our session. This is so
that I can rearrange my own schedule and that of other students if required.




Joined TutorFinder on 16-Jul-2016 (updated profile on 17-Jan-2018)
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Arabic (Introduction)
French (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"I found Alex to be an excellent tutor of the French language. I had very basic school French and Alex was able to make the lessons very relevant to improve on the basics. He is very personable but focussed on delivering a professional service and achieving the outcomes from the client perspective. His tutoring helped me to be more proficient and I was able to utilise my French on travels to France recently. I would highly recommend Alex as a tutor. Merci beaucoup!"

Priscilla Taylor     
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