Cost to hire a French Tutor on Bidvine

£25 - £40

National average price

£25 - £40  National average range
£25 - £40



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How much do French lessons cost?

Mar 21, 2018

On average it costs about £35 per hour to hire a French tutor. It is important to keep in mind that this can vary, however.

Factors such as the frequency of your lessons and the location where you study can influence these rates. For a precise estimate of the cost of your French lessons, it is best to submit a free request to receive a custom bid from a professional.


Hiring a professional tutor is one of the best ways to learn French. A French tutor can guide you through the complexities of the language and offer conversational practice. So, if you’d like to improve your French language skills, it is best to hire a tutor.

Then, when you set out to hire a tutor, keep the considerations below in mind. These will help guide you through the essential information you need to know before hiring a tutor and which factors will affect the cost of your lessons.

Experience of Student

When setting out to hire a French tutor it is important that you have a solid understanding of your experience level. Don’t stress if you haven’t learned French before, this won’t be a problem. It’s simply important to describe the experience you have with written and spoken French so that your tutor can create a top lesson plan for you.

The Bidvine request form makes this process simple. When submitting a request you simply need to check off whether you are new to the language, have basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and in what areas.


Your goals are key to creating a comprehensive lesson plan. Is it more important that you become fluent in conversational French than written French? Are you learning French before upcoming holidays? Do you need to perfect your French for the workplace? How you answer these questions will be fundamental to crafting your lesson plans.

Distance or In Person

Another consideration to take into account before you set out to hire a tutor is how you want to learn. If you have a preference for learning over the phone and online or learning in person you will need to specify this. That way you are able to find a tutor who suits your learning style.

Studying Materials

The last consideration you will need to account for ahead of time is your studying materials. You will use these materials both with your tutor and on your own time when studying at home. Before you attend your first lesson your tutor may recommend that you pick up specific materials.

However, if you aren’t able to source them easily on your own, your tutor should be able to find them for you. In either case, remember to make some extra space in your budget ahead of time to cover these materials.

Lesson Length

One of the primary factors which will influence the cost of your lessons is how long your tutoring sessions are. This is especially true if you have arranged to pay an hourly rate for your tutor, rather than a set rate for a set of lessons. If this is the case, then expect to pay more if your lessons extend beyond an hour.

Frequency of Lessons

Generally, French lessons are taught on a weekly basis. However, if this isn’t possible for you due to schedule restrictions, most tutors are also happy to accommodate bi-weekly or monthly lessons instead.

If you are going to be taking a series of lessons be sure to discuss how this will factor into the cost. Some instructors may offer a discount on a package of lessons if you purchase them as a bundle. Alternatively, you could opt to arrange a payment schedule per lesson. It is best to speak with your tutor directly to determine the best option for both of you.


In the UK language tutors are not required to obtain a specific certificate before teaching. This means that your tutor may have acquired their qualifications from a variety of sources. Your teacher may have studied French at university or their experience may be practical. Perhaps they previously lived in a country where French was the principal language. Considering these multiple possibilities it is always best to inquire about your tutor’s qualifications.

No matter whether you opt for a teacher with practical or academic experience be sure to look at the reviews on their Bidvine profile or ask for references. Both reviews and references are a great way to find out information about previous client’s experiences. This can then help inform you on whether the tutor’s teaching style is a good match for your learning style.


Whether your teacher operates out of a studio or offers home lessons can affect the cost as well. If your teacher primarily works out of a studio, they will need to cover the rental costs for the studio space. In contrast, if your teacher offers home lessons this won’t be a factor. However, in the case of home lessons, your tutor will need to cover transportation costs instead.

In either case, if you live in an area with a higher cost of living and higher transportations costs you should expect a higher tutoring rate in turn.


A French tutor is the best way to learn and strengthen your French language skills. Your tutor can craft a lesson plan tailored to your experience level and goals that will ensure your success.
Are you ready to hire a French tutor? Then click below to submit a free request for French costs and begin your journey to learning French today.

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Joanna Mas

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15 hires on Bidvine

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Diego Philips

(3 reviews)

1 hire on Bidvine

Sands End, West London SW6 2RD

T C.

Diego was a real pleasure to work with. He tutored my fiance (now wife) and I in French, and took over the entirety of our French instruction for a period of time. He has great communication skills, has a keen understanding of some of the most effective approaches for language instruction (both from his training as an instructor, and his personal experience speaking 4 languages!) and is an extremely personable individual that we grew to look forward seeing on a weekly basis. We welcomed him into our home as a friend after a short period of time and appreciated his diligence. I highly recommend him, and would be willing to speak over the phone or email about his time with us - just ask Diego to connect us. The reason we paused our instruction with him was due to us getting married, and me starting a new job, ie we halted our French lessons all together - we will be starting up with him as soon as our life schedules will allow.


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Sorina P.Verified Review

Lots of patience from teacher side:)


Elisa Accolla

(2 reviews)

1 hire on Bidvine

Mitcham, South West London CR4 2DL

Giuseppe S.

Elisa is a teacher who takes care of you, adapts the lesson based on your personality, I mean we are not all the same, there are those who learn quickly and those who do not, there are those who are passionate about music, or art, or science or anything else, she will be able to adapt to you to teach you without stress your tongue, you have to trust her and let yourself go, the results come without you noticing, in short, if you want the guarantee of a resume you are the suitable person.


Philip Jolly

(2 reviews)

Horn Park, South East London SE12 0UQ


After a successful and varied career working in education, business management, and public relations, I now provide a range of high-quality teaching and consultancy services for private and commercial clients. If you are keen to get the highest possible grades in your GCSEs or A-levels, my private academic tuition is a great way to accelerate your learning and ensure you have a full understanding of the subject in the build up your exams. Alternatively, if you are new to the UK and need to improve your grasp of business English in order to boost your career prospects, or want to become properly fluent to prepare for your studies at an English university or integrate properly into your community, I can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to communicate effectively. On the business side of things, if you need advice or support to improve the ways you share news and information with your customers or stakeholders, I offer a portfolio of expert advisory, editorial and translation services designed to help companies communicate and campaign effectively. Whether I am providing French A-level coaching, helping an overseas student prepare for the challenging IELTS exam, proofreading your annual report or advising you on the development of an effective and impactful media strategy, I take a bespoke, totally client-centric approach. My aim is simply to help you achieve your goals and I will customise my approach accordingly, whether that means developing teaching materials that reflect your personal interests or the specific curriculum or taking the time to fully understand your business’s objectives, target audience and competitive landscape. I take pride in offering a reliable, professional business: I am registered for tax purposes with HMRC, can issue invoices if required for your records and hold enhanced DBS clearance. I hold myself to the very highest standards, and am always happy to go the extra mile to get my clients the results they want. If you are interested in any of my services I would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch.


The Language Connection

(1 review)

3 hires on Bidvine

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Phil A.Verified Review

Our Spanish teacher, Carlos, was a really cool guy from Venezuela. He was patient and helped a lot with our pronunciation which gave us the conᘠdence to speak to locals. He also taught us how to understand the fast spoken language even with a beginner’s vocabulary by listening to certain keywords, so we could decipher responses from catching just 1 in 10 words. He also gave us personalised homework ahead of the next lesson while constantly making sure we are getting out of the sessions what we want. I'd thoroughly recommend The Language Connection.

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