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Philippe F.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Member from Association française pour l’enseignement du français
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Philippe F.

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I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis, as well as in group setting. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whose levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress. I emphasis speaking over all. I measure progress on a regular basis, so as to adjust myself to the students strengths and helping the student to reach the assigned goal.

About Philippe

Born, educated and raised in France. Dual US/French citizen Summary of Skills: Experience developing and providing instructions in French language Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking a

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Nicholas
Philippe has been very flexible in working with my beginner skill level, but also challenges me to do more each week. He brings a lifetime of experience to each lesson. Merci!
Sarah
This is my second time taking French classes from Philippe.

He is a fantastic teacher, very patient snd creative in finding ways to ensure I understand and internalize concepts. Philippe is talented, accommodating, and most importantly, patient. The process of learning a new language can be frustrating at times but he is a wonderful teacher, adept at navigating roadblocks and ensuring that I don’t become overwhelmed and that the experience is positive.

I’ve had many instructors but none as effective and fun as Philippe!
Dave
This is an updated/revised review, now that I have been working with Philippe for a year and a half.

Philippe is truly a rare and outstanding instructor. He takes the time to tailor our lessons to my specific needs and interests. He also makes himself available outside our lessons for any questions that may arise.

Philippe periodically sends articles and other resources that are of interest. This is an impressive reminder of his dedication to the advancement of each and every student.

Through practicing the language, we have gotten to know each other well, and I truly consider Philippe to be not only my French instructor, but a good friend.

I strongly recommend Philippe without any reservation!
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Yourshabel W.

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Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor of Science and Minor in French Language from Portland State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Yourshabel W.

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Bonjour! Je m'appelle Belle et je suis très heureux de commencer ce voyage avec vous!

Hello! My name is Belle and I am very happy to begin this journey with you! I have been a student of the French language for 10 years. I received my minor in French language from Portland State University and Université de Lyon 2. In 2016 I lived in Lyon, FR during my Junior year of college and absolutely loved it. I have a lot of information to share and can't wait to begin our lessons. Whether you are just starting out or you would like a conversation buddy, I am able to help you! Commençons!

About Yourshabel

Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by! I love teaching the French language and helping students strengthen their knowledge! Whether you are just beginning or want to sharpen your skills, I am able to help. I have a minor in French language and lived in France during my time in college! Let's get starte

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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Swedish, Portuguese
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul S.

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I first started learning French when I was in high school and was amazed at how many similarities it shared with Spanish (which both descend from Latin) which helped me to pick up things a lot faster. I have since lived in the "French House" (at the Foreign Language Student Residence, part of on-campus housing at BYU) for two semesters where residents are required to speak their target language while in their respective apartments. I also took a third-year advanced grammar French class while at college while living in the French House. French is just an awesome language to learn!

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
kevin
Very nice lesson.
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Lillian B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Lillian B.

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Would you like your kids to speak brilliant French? Are you preparing for the AP French exam? Trying to master conjugation, or get more comfortable in conversation? Maybe you want to dust up your college French for a new job interview? I'd love to help you improve your language skills, no matter whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced student.

About Lillian

I'm a creative and approachable teacher whose first goal is encouraging my students to achieve excellence. Teaching has always been an integral part of my life and my favorite way to learn more about the things I love. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, theatre, and reading.

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Grace
My mother grace had a wonderful experience with Lillian! She was kind, patient and supportive!
Luc
Lillian helped my 7th grade son prepare for his French final. She is smart, reliable and pleasant. Best of all...my son found her helpful. We will call on her again.
Lucas
Lillian was right on time, spent time learning about the kids, and worked with them beautifully. The kids thoroughly enjoyed working with her.
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Melody S.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Italian, French
  • Masters Degree in Translation from Sorbonne
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Melody S.

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Bonjour!

I am French, and I live in New York. I graduated with a college degree from La Sorbonne in Italian translation. Thus, languages are my passion.

About Melody

I have tutored for four years in New York for all levels: children and teenagers, attending the best schools and universities in the country, and adults. It would be a pleasure to help new students discover the French language and culture. You can find below my expertise fields: -Grammar, conver

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Alexis
Mélody is an excellent teacher. She is flexible and works according to my needs and is great at explaining grammar rules and pronunciation in a way that I can understand. She is knowledgeable about grammar and how to learn languages and has innovative ideas about how to make learning fun. I highly recommend her as a language tutor! I have been studying with her for the past two years and have seen significant growth as a result of our lessons. She is excellent.
Mary
Melody is an energetic, gifted tutor. The conversation is lively and precise. She is careful to explain the subtle meaning of works and phrases. I got to the level I desired with her. Will come back for periodic refreshers.
Kevin
Melody is an amazing teacher. She is patient, methodical, and makes you improve so quickly! I wanted to be challenged, someone who could boost my fluency. In a few classes, I already noticed progress. I highly recommend Melody for any level!
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Elise H.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $37
  • Speaks
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elise H.

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I can speak four languages, so I understand what it is like to learn a new language which is what makes me an excellent French tutor and teacher. Being born and raised in Belgium it was not optional in my Flemish or English-speaking schools to not learn French from 5-10th grade. French was the most difficult for me to learn how to write but I am grateful for the French tutor I had growing up. Therefore, I want to do the same for others. I truly believe in the power of believing in others because eventually, they could excel in a subject they never thought they could which has a big impact on one's self-esteem and opportunities. It would be my honor to help you grow and learn French!

About Elise

Hello! My name is Elise. I was born in Belgium, raised by an American mother and a Swiss father. For twenty years, I have been teaching children to adults of various ages. I have a Master's degree in Intercultural Studies, which makes me an expert at understanding and connecting with people from any

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Elise is a fantastic teacher, full of energy and can relate to the student’s individual learning needs. I co-taught lessons with Elise and would definitely work with here again in the future!

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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in San Carlos is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $120 per hour.
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"Philippe was my instructor for 4 weeks and I will say that my confidence in speaking and my understanding of French grammar has skyrocketed!

His teaching style is adaptive! He focuses on the needs of the student and makes learning French feel less like a chore. The environment he sets is one that allows the student to make mistakes without judgement. I greatly appreciated on the spot corrections when I made a mistake. Also, if I did not know the meaning of a word, he would go over it with me to include all related words that would help to remember.

There is never a dull moment in class either. He is very funny and he is very relaxed. With that, be prepared for him to push you very hard.

With all that said, you will not go wrong with having Philippe as your instructor. I guarantee he is the best in the business!

Philippe,
Thanks for the time and effort you took to teach me. I am forever grateful. We will keep in touch!
-Monsieur Muscle"
Jerick
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"David makes learning fun! His lessons are comfortable and friendly, not intimidating at all."
Laurie
Took French lessons from David M.
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"Nicola is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and dedicated. I highly recommend!"
Matt
Took French lessons from Nicola R.
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"My first French lesson ever with Zach was great. He’s a really nice guy and was super patient with me. Definitely looking forward to continued sessions with him."
Brian
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Zach is an excellent tutor. He's personable, encouraging and aware of what his students need at their level of study. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking to advance their level of French!"
Jeremy
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Evelyne is the best French instructor! I only knew 3 words in French before taking her classes, and I am amazed at how much I already learned in 9 months. I really like her teaching style, and notes with audio recordings. She makes it simple and very interesting to learn French. I recommend her to everyone.

Thank you Evelyne so much for teaching me French! I am looking forward for more lessons with you 😊"
Vera
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"We move fast and he’s great at staying on task. No time wasted. Jean Luc is pleasant to work with and very prepared. I’m enjoying our lessons so far."
Allison
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I loved my first lesson. Meriem encouraged me to use my French and I felt little by little more confident in the conversation. Looking forward to our next lesson."
Rocio
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"Great first lesson thanks"
Tammi Gaskins
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"He is very patient and encouraging"
Gizem
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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