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About Susan G.

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Granite Bay, CA
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Students will start practicing the language right away. Learn phrases and idioms as well as the culture of francophone countries. Emphasis on listening and speaking.

About Susan
Learning while having fun is guaranteed. I enjoy working with students of all ages and from all countries. Eacvh of you is special and deserves a special curriculum and lesson plan. Talk with you soon. I look forward to meeting you.
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Lys August 29, 2018
· German · In home
I have been taking German lessons from Susan Gibbs for 4 yrs ,she is a great teacher I have learn a great deal from her ,she is very good at her work.I can now speak German fairly well.
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Deborah August 29, 2018
· French · In home
Susan is a wonderful French teacher both for adults and kids. We have had her as an in-home teacher for both over the past few years during the school year. She is very patient with the kids and keeps it fun for them, and also is a great conversationalist with the adults. I can’t recommend her enough. She is also versatile enough to teach German as well.
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Susan G.

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About Marie K.

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Chicago, IL
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I like to start with teaching songs and reading books beginning with basic children’s’ books and continuing with more difficult reading material including newspapers and articles...
Je suis prête à vous aider et je vous encourage à commencer tout de suite :) Bonne chance

About Marie
Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invite you to start expanding your horizon by choosing a new language.
I came recently to U.S. and I was tutoring languages "Arabic, French and English" back in my country. I hope to build a good reputation here too with my students. I'm so patient toward kids, and I like to innovate methods to engage early learners (songs, stories, games...). My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn then proceed from there in a fun immersion method.
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Estelle February 9, 2019
· French · In home
Marie is fab, highly recommend, makes lessons enjoyable.
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Jess November 15, 2018
· French · In studio
Starting out as a complete beginner in French, Marie took the time to make sure the pace and style of tutoring was right for me. Now, I'm grasping the language quicker than I ever thought I would. Marie makes our lessons very comprehensive and fun, I would highly recommend her!!
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Alex October 3, 2018
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With pleasure I recommend Ms Marie (as the children knew and loved her for the past two years) for her devoted work at Wee Care preschool. She was very supportive and she assisted me with instructional responsibilities during the last year. She has compassionate attitude to the kids and strong understanding of child development plus to her excellent communication skills.
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Marie K.

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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
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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 Julie H.

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Springfield, MO
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I can especially help students who are already studying French, but need additional assistance in mastering the grammar, pronunciation, and usage of the language.

About Julie
I am a professional musician, specializing in traditional American and Irish music and song; I can, however, also teach classical guitar and beginning-intermediate violin. My CD, "American Stranger," has received critical acclaim and I have authored two books on DADGAD guitar for Mel Bay Publications.

I taught myself guitar at the age of thirteen, but took three years of lessons at Washington University, where I also studied English and French. As an adult I became interested in fingerstyle guitar in open tunings, especially DADGAD. I am, however, happy to teach in standard tuning--including basic guitar proficiency, classical guitar, and "folk" guitar.

I have played violin since I was eleven, taking lessons until the age of sixteen and playing in both high school orchestra and the local youth symphony. I later learned to sus
pend much of my classical technique in order to play both old-time and traditional Irish fiddle as authentically as possible; but I still retain my initial training and apply good basic violin technique to my fiddle and (of course) her violin teaching, while tailoring it to the musical idioms of each of students.

I have also studied voice, which again, however, I have never allowed to interfere with my performance of traditional songs--largely because I had developed a traditional approach to the singing of both American southern mountain repertory and traditional Irish song many years before receiving any formal instruction. This training, however, has given me greater insight into how to get the most out of your voice for almost any style.

I also taught myself to play lap dulcimer, basing my approach on the Eastern Kentucky styles associated with Jean Ritchie, Barbara Edwards, and Anne MacFie—that is, primarily using a small dowel stick or noter to sound the melody, and playing counter-melodies for song accompaniments.

My clawhammer banjo-playing is influenced by various Appalachian instrumentalists and accompanists (including Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Hobart Smith, and Lily May Ledford), but my style is also influenced by years of playing with midwestern and southern-style fiddlers.

I welcome students ages 10 or above, and have learned to adapt my teaching style to the individual student, helping each one to make the most of his or her talents and enthusiasms, while emphasizing sound technique and good practice habits.
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Mindy M. February 27, 2019
· Guitar · Online
Very patient and experienced
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Tammy M. February 18, 2019
· Dulcimer · In home
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. Julie is very talented, patient and easy to be with.
I am excited to learn from her.
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Rose September 4, 2018
· Dulcimer · In home
I loved working with Julie. She considered what my goals were for playing and the playing style I was interested in. She then guided my lesson practice toward those goals, while at the same time making sure I was getting the underlying foundational principles to build upon. I'm off to a good strong start and I'm certain I will continue to build my skills and enjoy playing music for many years.
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Julie H.

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About Djra S.

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Fort Worth, TX

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This is my first language, I had my high school in french and I speak, read, write fluently. "la vie est belle"

About Djra
I have been speaking French my all life. I studied in french, and I had my high school in French and now I am pursuing my bachelor in Logistic& Supply Chain Management in english in USA at Florida International University. I love teaching french, I am a great teacher very patient, I am passionate about learning languages, teaching others and I am very proud to be seen as a role model of best practice in this area. And finally, I enjoy traveling, photography and spending time with my family.
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Djra S.

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About Natacha B.

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I was born and raised in South of France and moved to Paris 10 years ago. I graduated from La Sorbonne in Art History, while teaching French for pupils, helping them to pass exams. I am from a teachers' family (my father, my mother and sister are teachers!) and I speak Italian (graduated in Italian language too) and obviously English! I am also a yoga teacher, a dancer, a world-traveler, a wine enthusiast and I love my native language, and I will make sure that my students will appreciate it too!

I like to accommodate the lessons to each of my students by picking a theme, according to their needs and center of interests. We will go through vocabulary, grammar and verbs through the picked theme. I like to pay attention to pronunciation too, as it is pretty tricky in French. I am flexible on what I teach and I can accommodate my lesson easily.

About Natacha
Hi everyone,

I am Natacha, a yoga teacher and a fitness enthusiast!

My style is more Vinyasa Flow, but I can easily teach restorative yoga or gentle to deep stretching yoga inspired sessions.

I used to be a ballet dancer in France and I like to describe myself as a movement lover! Drawing inspiration from my background in dance, I aim to provide you with inviting & inspiring practice, comforting hands-on adjustments, challenging exercises and a peaceful environment.
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Jacky February 5, 2019
· Yoga · In home
I had the chance to do a gentle yoga session at my place with Natacha. After a work day, it was very restful and relaxing. Natacha is a great and nice teacher. And her choices of music for her playlist match perfectly with the courses. I strongly recommend !
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John January 24, 2019
· Yoga · In home
I wanted to start yoga with a private lesson in order to explain exactly what I was looking for. Natacha has directly understood my needs and been able to elaborate a perfect planning for the lessons. Sportive and relaxing at the same time ! I strongly recommend her !!!
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Charlotte January 19, 2019
· Yoga · In home
I had three classes in home with Natacha and she was amazing !
It was my first yoga experience so she took time to explain me everything in an understandable way, she was very patient and nice.
She helped me finding some balance and I know now, thanks to her, what I have to work on and what poses are good for me.
I can highly recommend her as a yoga teacher !
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About Priscilla M.

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West Lafayette, IN
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I am a University Student who grew up on a French Island in the Caribbean and went to French school my whole life. I was brought up with French being my first language at home and at school. I have my Brevet, which is a French school diploma and my International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International School of Indiana. I love speaking French and I'm ready to help anyone learn in whatever way is best for them. My lessons can range from going through specific work sheets and conjugation to just plain old conversation to better your vocabulary and pronunciation.

About Priscilla
My name is Priscilla Martinez and I'm an American Student who grew up on a French Caribbean Island called St.Barths where I attended French school. French has been my first language my whole life but I'm also fluent in Italian and Spanish. I have my French Brevet Diploma, my International Baccalaureate and am studying Environmental Biology and Anthropology at Purdue University. I love learning about different cultures and traveling and have a very good ear for accents and languages overall. I started tutoring people in French and Spanish in 2015 and love helping others learn more about my beautiful language. Being multi-lingual is such a huge positive trait in our day and age where everyone is always in contact so I love helping others develop their thirst for knowledge of cultures and languages.
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Priscilla M.

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About Fiona N.

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Ridgewood, NY
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I’m a highly motivated and organized professional with experience as a French tutor for adults and children. I’ve taught in different structures in New York and I have gained experience over the years with the method I use. I’m focusing on oral practise as it is the best way to get immersed and also because beginners tend to imitate what they hear. I also think learning French can’t be achieved properly without a strong understanding of the grammar. Therefore, focusing on exercises is very important and help students understand the structure of the language. I think learning a new language is a rich experience as it gives you new paradigmes and visions carried by the language. As much as learning a new language is hard and could be painful and seen after a few classes as pointless by new beginners, the playful dimension is very important to keep the students motivated.
Over the years, I’ve also noticed that students want to focus on French culture and not only exercises from books and

About Fiona
Fiona is a writer and teacher who often brings an anthropological perspective to her work. Fiona teaches french for different clients and companies, translates and writes fiction. She earned a BFA from L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy and from Concordia University, Montreal. Léa also studied anthropology at the university of Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, France. She has lived in France and California and for the last seven years has made New York her home. In her spare time she is writing her first novel “Il Pleut des Cendres” which concerns the hazelnut revolution and women's conditions during the Neolithic era in Europe.
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About Molly B.

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Athens, GA
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I have taken French class in high school and college for ten years. I have also successfully completed a French immersion program in Quebec. I know what it is like to be a student and I am very passionate about learning and teaching French. I am extremely flexible with times.

About Molly
I am a 21 year old college student studying Economics as well as minoring in French. I love hanging out with my friends, learning languages, reading, drinking coffee, listening to music, and eating good food. I hope to one day work in international business after I graduate. Last summer, I lived in Quebec City, Canada and I took French classes and participated in activities to help improve my French speaking skills.
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Molly B.

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About Yao G.

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Germantown, MD

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give the learner, the first learning base to the french language.

About Yao
I am a courageous and conscientious person who loves work, and who loves excellence. I have been a french teacher for years.
I have a bachelor in French Literature.
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Yao G.

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$59 / 30-min

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