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About Fabrice K.

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Phoenix, AZ
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Bonjour !

My name is Fabrice, I am a native French speaker. I have been tutoring French for 7 years. I currently live in California, USA.

I teach French grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing and culture from beginners to advanced students. I use practical tools such as my own files, tutoring contents, news, articles, videos….

I always personalize my sessions to your needs, expectations, and hobbies. I am here to help you to reach your goals, to pass your exams or to solidify your knowledge for a personal or professional goal.

I like to make my session fun, interactive and efficient !

A bientôt

About Fabrice
Bonjour, my name is Fabrice. I am a native French Speaker. I have been living in USA for 7 years.

I have been tutoring French language and culture since 2011, mostly to students online and face-to-face. I am teaching French grammar, speaking, listening and reading and I love to share the French culture with my students.

I can help you to be ready for your next trip to France, French exam, personal or professional interest.
I like to customize my lessons to help with your needs. My goal is always to make it fun, interactive and dedicated to your success.

J'espère que nous pourrons très bientôt travailler ensemble !
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John February 25, 2019
· French · Online
J ai appris beaucoup de les choses en français grâce a Fabrice. Such a great and funny tutor. You re the best
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Alison February 25, 2019
· French · Online
Excellent educator. Very personable. I like that he reviews the previous lessons each time and tailors the lesson to individual needs.
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Briana B. October 5, 2018
· French · In studio
My first lesson with Fabrice was great! He is so joyful and explains things in a way that I can really understand. I really look forward to continue working with him.
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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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Don H. March 25, 2019
· French · Online
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.
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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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Diane C.

San Francisco, CA 94107
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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 Gimberg P.

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Cambria Heights, NY
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Aside from being born and raised in a French speaking country, I have taken multiple French classes in college which has dramatically implified my passion of languages through teaching.

About Gimberg
Due to being younger than most piano teachers, I am able to connect easier with younger students and help them bring out their untapped potential. I also make my lesson sessions fun and enjoyable in order to keep my students eager to learn more about music.

I have been classically trained at a very young age, then took lessons at a music school while completing high school. I studied music for 2 years at LIU Post where I also played in the jazz ensemble, many recitals and live performances. There, I had the opportunity to meet some wolrd known musicians such as Esperanza Spalding and Cory Henry. Besides these experiences I have also received multiple awards and diplomas related to music.
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Gimberg P.

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About Fernando M.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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French is my native language. French lessons is unique with me because I teach the basic words of the language, and I also give the opportunity to the students to communicate with me.It is okay to make mistakes, we learn from them.

About Fernando
hello, my name is Moreas Sapi. I am originally from Cameroon and I love to teach french lessons. I am ready to help you understand and speak french fluently.
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Fernando M.

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About Mario D.

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La Jolla, CA
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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in beginner and intermediate French. Lessons are conducted in a fun and appealing way in order for the student to feel comfortable. I want students to feel welcome and safe during my classes because a good learning environment is needed to succeed. All ages are welcome, I have experience with students of all ages from young children to working adults.

About Mario
I am a language teacher who specializes in French, Spanish and English. I have been working as a language teacher since 2014. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2013, with a BA in French. After graduating, I began teaching ESL and French at a K-12 school in Mexico. In 2018 I received a MA in French Literature from San Diego State University. While doing the Master's program, I taught at SDSU, which gave me working experience with college students.
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Martha March 12, 2019
· French · In studio
Mario is a wonderful teacher, he is very patient and explains very clearly. His pronunciation is wonderful both in English and French. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted to learn a language.
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Jay Ortiz March 12, 2019
· French · Online
Mario is such a great instructor, he is so creative and makes the class really fun and joyfull. He’s also really good in making me understand the topic and the language, you can tell he has a lot of experience being a teacher. 100% recommended!
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Catherine March 11, 2019
· French · In studio
Excellent teacher! He really breaks down the grammar and helps you to understand the components of the language. Highly recommend!
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Mario D.

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About Holledens F.

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Fairfield, CT
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French is my favorite language. I have mastered it, and I know all the tricks to make French easier for you. I taught French in Haiti, for 4 years. I loved it. I can't wait to start teaching you this lovely language. I have the right methods for you. If you work with me, you will be an expert in no time. Merci beaucoup I’ll see you in class !

About Holledens
My name is Holledens. I am From Haiti in the north west side. I am 21 years old and I live In Fairfield CT. I go Norwalk community college and I’m currently taking nursing classes. I want to become a missionary nurse pastor and I also want to keep on teaching French. I used to tutor French in Haiti now that I’m here not many people find French interesting like do. I think French is a really beautiful language I would Recommend it to anyone especially if you are thinking on visiting Paris or any other French speaking country like, Haiti, Cameroun, Mali, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guadeloupe, Guyana etc. If you need to learn quality French I am your person. Bonne chance !
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Holledens F.

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About Robert M.

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McAllen, TX

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I teach French since 1973. I am a French native speaker and I do teach and tutor privately. I did teach in schools since November 2016-July 2017 at the Fort Bend Christian Academy. My students were 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. My teaching experience started teaching my students about Le Petit Prince. This marvelous story caught on very fast the imagination and desire to learn French in all my students. Never failed! I teach students to speak French and not to just read from a book.
I have always been a member of the Alliance Francaise in Curacao and I did study methodology on how to teach French as second language at the French island of Guadeloupe, at L'Ecole Normale, at Pointe-a-Pitre, in 1975, sent by the Alliance Francaise of Curacao.

About Robert
My name is Robert Mirza. I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from The Netherlands and I started teaching since 1973. I also have an Associate Degree in Applied Arts in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Houston. I combine art with any language to teach children up to 2nd grade to make it fun. For any other student I use my innovative method without books, some sites in the net and we immediately start speaking the language the student wants to learn. But I still have the best books on demand if needed. I customize my lessons to the needs of my students and I am available 24/7 for any questions to make it as easy as possible for my students, no matter their age. I make learning fun and interesting for all my students because I love what I am doing!
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Kevin April 1, 2019
· Spanish · Online
I have been taking lessons from Robert for about 6 months and it has been a great experience. Robert takes a very individualized approach and works incredibly hard both during and between lessons to make the lessons relevant to where I am both in terms of the level of content and making the topics covered interesting. It is also obvious that Robert is - at the end of it all - a really good person who is enjoyable to spend time with while learning about both language and culture.
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Jose March 20, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Great teacher. Makes learning a language fun and easy . Would highly recommend
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Josè Manuel March 20, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Nice and professional Spanish Teacher ever,
I really learn fast Spanish with his classes.
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Robert M.

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$32 / 60-min

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