Friendly, enthusiastic tutor
in IT skills, Excel & French


Do you want to learn French for business, for holidays, or just a personal goal? My tuition can help you reach the level you want.


Whether you are a complete beginner to Excel or more experienced and looking to improve your skills, I can offer tuition.


I will help you develop the skills to create professional Word documents more simply - saving you time and stress.


My tuition will help make your Powerpoint Presentations more professional, by learning the different tricks and tips the experts use.

French Language

I am fluent in French and have lived in Paris. A language is a living thing and develops continually so I regularly visit France to maintain my fluency.

I offer conversational and primary skills up to UK KS3 level for anyone interested in improving their French, whether it is for holidays, business, or a personal goal.

I always aim to be patient and committed and want to show my students how to progress.

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Barney Gale
Barney Gale

A little bit about me...

I have always had an affinity for foreign languages and graduated with an honorary degree in Business Studies and French. However, living in Paris truly sparked my passion and I am now fluent in French.

My career has taken in varied roles in sales, warehousing, marketing, project management and supply chain planning, allowing me to perfect my knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint – all essential tools in today’s workplace. In my later roles I would manage weekly training sessions in these tools for my colleagues. These sessions were a real eye-opener for me, realising how much I enjoyed tutoring and mentoring. I knew there and then that I wanted to pass on my knowledge and share my skills with others.

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, my tutoring in French and Microsoft Tools can benefit all.

I am currently working towards a CELTA TEFL qualification and I have enhanced DBS status.

What Others Have to Say

"A great teacher. Adept at tailoring lesson plans around specific needs in a clear and helpful manner. Highly recommended."
Lydia S
January 2021
"Very worthwhile tutoring lessons - I have learnt lots about the workings of Excel. I am able to use this new knowledge in my projects from now on. Thanks heaps Barney!"
Elizabeth H
January 2020
"Barney is helpful and encouraging, instilling confidence throughout his lessons. His handouts are useful and easy to follow."
(Beginners French)
Gisela M
October 2019