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About David M.

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Atlanta, GA

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Bonjour et Bienvenue! I am a French native from Paris. I'll be happy to help you improve your French! I am a professional translator and interpreter who also loves teaching and tutoring. A bientôt!

About David
I am a French native, from Paris. I also lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America. I love teaching and sharing what I know, especially when it comes to languages!
I always listen to the student's needs and interests, and I make sure learning is fun and precise.
You can count on me for dynamic lessons to help you improve and reach your goals!

**Group rates available**
Want to learn with your significant other, your friends, family or co-workers? Feel free to contact me to set up a group class or join one!

**Corporate classes available**
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Ekene March 3, 2019
· French · Online
Great instructor!
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Linda December 16, 2018
· French · Online
Excellent first lesson
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christopher July 17, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Wonderful first lesson!!!
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About Corinne L.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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I was born in France from a French family, grew up in France. My whole family is still there. That's as authentic as it gets! I have been in the states for 25 yrs and have tutored all age groups and all different levels on and off since I have been in the States. I taught individuals, groups, classrooms. My goal is my students goal, and we have ALWAYS accomplished our goals!! We have fun through the process, because mastering a subject should always be a great experience.

About Corinne
Hello! :-)

Experienced French tutor taking new students of any age age and of any level of experience, focusing on your needs and goals. Also, if you are looking for help in French for document translation, a personal or business translator, or a French tour design, I'm your person!

A little about me... Native French, grew up in Normandy, with 32 yrs of experience (as long as I have been in the States) in Private Tutoring from 2 yrs old to mature adults, Community College, Adult Education Class, all levels from Beginners to Advanced, and with any goals, Grammar base or Conversational base, pleasure, improving school grades, preparing for tests, or in view of business or leisure trips to France. Other teaching experience: home schooled 4 children. While going through college and graduating as a Physician Assistant, I taught French
classes for adults who were gearing up for a business or personal trip to France. I also tutored French to many individual students. Later, while married military, I served as a Guide in France for the USO of a military base while stationed in Germany. In the last several years I was in Business as a manager, trainer, team builder requiring different teaching approaches. I also coach CrossFit, CrossFit Endurance (and do running analysis if you need your gate to be analyzed. lol We can even do this in French Haha!), health and wellness, and I am a Personal Trainer. I know how to help you reach your goal. Tell me your goal and I will design a program for you.
Ready to have fun with this?!
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Kristin Q. August 10, 2018
· French · In home
Highly recommend! Great experience.
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Barbara E. January 3, 2018
· French · In studio
Corinne tailors her lessons directly to your level of experience. She is very personable and easy to feel comfortable with even when you are fumbling around learning a new language.
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Terri B. April 18, 2016
· French · In home
Corinne has been a wonderful French teacher! My lessons are tailored to my needs. She gives me clear and understandable examples and explanations that resonate well with me. She's personable, patient, supportive, and encouraging. I highly recommend her to you! Take a chance: I'm glad that I did!
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About Céline E.

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New Orleans, LA
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I provide tailored individual classes based on each student's strengths and weaknesses. I like to combine written exercises and casual conversations in each lesson. If wanted, I would be happy to use more news-based material, books or songs.

About Céline
Bonjour!
I was born and raised in Paris and have been giving French lessons on Takelessons for two years now. Prior to that, I was a French teaching assistant at Tufts University, leading group conversations for undergraduate students. I now live in New Orleans where I am finishing my graduate degree in Anthropology.
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Katie July 30, 2018
· French · Online
I was nervous going into my first lesson, but Celine put me at ease right away. She promptly sent the lesson manual so I can begin the written exercises for next week's class. Can't wait! 😊
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Leigh July 10, 2018
· French · Online
Very patient!
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Aissulu June 23, 2018
· French · Online
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About Diane C.

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San Francisco, CA
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French is my second language, but often feels as it if were the first, as I have speaking it for so many years on an everyday and professional basis. My grammar is excellent, as I learned the rules in junior high school in the Paris suburbs (grammar is an important part of French schooling). I edited a 240-page scholarly book, De La Case A La Villa (published 2014), and I gave private lessons.

About Diane
Bonjour! Hello! Hallo!

I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.

My method is to provide grammar (very important in French), vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson, and show how important each component is to the whole. I am overjoyed when my students start conversing without need for translation - even if there are errors!

My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high s
chool diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree, and I am certified to grade French exams from A1 through C1 (university level). Currently I teach after-school, coordinate a museum visit program (en français) and manage a French exam center.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years, so I am fluent and am now also teaching. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood. I love to learn, even if by adulthood, it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.

As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.
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Jimmy T. February 10, 2019
· French · Online
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Bergen January 26, 2019
· French · In studio
Diane is very professional. I had my first class with her and she carefully accessed my level before she decided what area I should be focused on next. Highly recommended.
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Don H. January 21, 2019
· French · Online
Diane has a lot of patience, not often found in beginning French teachers. She is also persistent, pleasant, and positive. Highly recommended.
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About Vanie B.

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Houston, TX

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Bonjour à tous!

My name is Vanie, French is my mother tongue. I grew up and studied in France.
I have worked at Awty International School at the French Institute and Trini Mendenhall Community Center.
I was able to apply my skills and knowledge within these three organizations.
I adapt my classes according to the needs of my students.
It is with pleasure that I will help you and accompany you in your project.
My classes are mostly online and my schedules are flexible.

À bientôt!

About Vanie
Bonjour à tous,

My name is Vanie, French is my mother tongue. I grew up and studied in France.
I was a French teacher at a language school in the French Alliance in Houston.
I also worked at Awty International School as a substitute teacher.
I was able to apply my skills and knowledge within these organizations.
I adapt courses to the needs of my students.
It is with pleasure that I will help you and accompany you in your project.
Come discover with me the language of poets and writers of French literature.

PS: I give courses online and I can move for you within a radius of 5 miles maximum.

À bientôt !
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Rashmita July 30, 2018
· French · In studio
Vanie is an amazing teacher. She is very sweet and encouraging. I gained the confidence to speak French in France because of her. She is simply the best French teacher I have ever had! Merci beaucoup Vanie!
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J-M July 29, 2018
· French · In studio
i enjoyed being in Vanie's Conversational French group. She is very patient and creative, and I would recommend her as a French teacher for any student level.
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Rebecca July 28, 2018
· French · In studio
Vanie is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and creates a comfortable environment for learning French. I was willing to make mistakes and take chances to improve my fluency, knowing that she was always supportive and available for positive corrections. She brought the language and culture alive. I highly recommend her as a French teacher.
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Vanie B.

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About Jacqueline G.

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Menlo Park, CA
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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students including at most local Bay Area schools as well as many out-of-state. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

About Jacqueline
Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students at all levels including beginners, AP students, and adult learners. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

When it comes to learning French, I believe that speaking experience is just as important as learning grammar and vocabulary. I emphasize speaking skills and give students the opportunity to practice this throughout my lessons. For students who need help with grammar (one of the trickiest things to learn in French!), I use my experience both as a student and teacher to simplify difficult concepts.
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Jacqueline G.

Menlo Park, CA 94025
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$84 / 45-min

About Emily S.

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Savannah, GA
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Whether you want to learn how ask where the bathroom is or you want to delve into the nuances of French grammar, I'm your girl! I've lived and worked in France and have a Bachelor's degree in the language. I'm happy to tailor lessons around certain vocabulary that fits your interest. Are you going to France to cycle? Let's get technical. Just looking to discover the culinary world? We can talk food and wine. It's important to me that you get everything you're looking for out of our lessons.

About Emily
My passion for languages started at a young age. I continued to nurture this interested and ended up with a Bachelor's degree in French and Italian. All the while, I was working in restaurants. My passion for food and wine took me to France, where I lived and worked in the wine industry.

When I am at home in the States, I work in restaurants. My most recent job was a General Manager position in which I also directed the wine program.

When I'm not at home, I spend most of my free time traveling. Which leads me to this site. I want to maintain a part time tutoring position while I explore and taste my way through Europe.
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Emily S.

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About Yulia Karuntu K.

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Austin, TX
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Hello there! My name is Yulia and I’m from Italy.
The best way to LEARN a new language is having a CONVERSATION with somebody that knows Italian perfectly. The practice is the key.
We would learn every time new words and we would go through the grammar and then we would have a long conversation in French using everything we learned the minutes before. My first language is Italian, but with these methods, I learned English, Moldavian and French. 👍🏻
You can do it 💪🏻

About Yulia Karuntu
Hello there, how are you? I’m 22 and I’m from Milan, Italy I live in the Usa. I moved here because I really wanted to learn English. My biggest passion is traveling because I think it’s the best way to know the culture of the countries and to learn new languages.
The Italian language is really beautiful, and I think it’s also pretty easy to learn it if you really want to 😃
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Rajiv A. February 2, 2019
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Michelle December 15, 2018
· Italian · Online
Yulia is an amazing instructor! She is nice and is very experienced at teaching. I always have fun and learn a lot with her. I also look forward to her classes each week.
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Yulia Karuntu K.

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About Tatiana D.

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Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Are you looking for a teacher who is experienced, passionate, creative, hardworking, supportive and caring? Who can connect with students, build and maintain personal relationships?

Are you looking for a certified professional educator who knows how to work with you in order to meet your specific needs, to make you feel motivated and to master your language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing?

Whatever your goals are, I will help you reach them by providing you with a personalized learning plan and interactive, engaging and effective lessons.

I am an experienced language teacher and have been teaching professionally for more then 25 years. I teach all levels of French and Russian and during my career I have taught students of different ages and various nationalities.
In my teaching
• I design each lesson based on your immediate and practical needs, your individual learning style, as well as your interests

About Tatiana
About me
I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. Currently I live in in the USA in the state of Oregon. I have been interested in languages since I was a child. I have discovered the beauty of French language and since then never stop loving it! My personal interests are in Russian and French culture, literature, music, songs, films and art. A knowledge of Russian, French and English give me a full access to all these areas of interest in the original language. I would love to share my expertise with you!

Education
- Bachelor degree in French from Moscow State Pedagogical
University
- Masters of French and Russian language and literature from
Portland Start University
- Oregon Secondary Teaching Certification

Experience
- In my professional life I have worked with Russian Opera

singers in preparation for performance in French operas
- Have worked as a French-Russian translator for the European
Union
- Taught French at the Moscow State Conservatory
- Tutored US diplomats in Russian
- Was a French and Russian instructor at Portland State
University
For the past 25 years I have worked as a French teacher in international schools in Pakistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Germany and Belgium. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring an IB Russian. In my 8 +years of teaching IB French and Russian, I have never had a student score below a five, with the vast majority earning an exam grade of six or seven.

Languages Russian - native speaker
French - fluent
English - fluent
Spanish - conversational

I have studied and learned several languages so I know what it’s like to learn a language, what difficulties, challenges and obstacles you encounter and, how to overcame them. I can teach you some tricks to learning languages that can shorten your journey to fluency, and help you feel a sense of achievement as you reach your potential.

Whether your goal is to learn important phrases for an upcoming trip, prepare for an important school exam, or to develop language proficiency join me for an exciting journey of learning languages and cultures in a challenging but welcoming, warm and non-stressful environment.

Добро пожаловать! Bienvenue!
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Tatiana D.

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About Giulia V.

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Chicago, IL
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Hello! Do you wanna learn French? I’m the right person for you. I studied French when I used to live in Paris, and I also speak Italian and English.
Can’t wait to work with you!

About Giulia
Hello guys! I’m Giulia, your Italian teacher!
I can’t wait to work with you!
My biggest passion is learning and teaching languages ... and if you want to learn Italian in a fun, fast and interesting way, then book a lesson with me! You’ll not be disappointed!
A PRESTO!
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Giulia V.

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