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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!

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 school
diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood, and I love learning, even if by now 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. October 15, 2018
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Diane is VERY patient but very thorough. You will learn quickly.
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Don H. August 20, 2018
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Diane is a very conscientious and competent instructor who is very easy to work with. She is especially effective because she understands both the French language and culture while having a complete understanding of English and American culture. I have had many French Instructors , all good, but none as helpful as Diane.
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Don H. July 31, 2018
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Diane is succeeding in teaching me French where many before her have failed. As a teacher myself of many years, I am very pleased with her approach AND her patience.
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Diane C.

Diane C.

San Francisco, CA 94110
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About Jodie M.

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Bondurant, IA
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I individualize lessons and courses to meet the individual students' needs and goals. I have some authentic documents and memorabilia from when I lived in France

About Jodie
My name is Jodie. I have been teaching since 1999 and my experience includes school classrooms, university, and private lessons. I have been teaching private lessons since 2003 and am currently available to teach lessons in person and online. I teach French and ESL. I am also qualified to teach English, writing, and comprehension as well as a few crafts. One of my current students was failing his French I class at high school three months ago when his mom contacted me, but he has now raised that grade to a B.

I received my training at the University of Northern Iowa in1998 where I received a BA and an MA in French. I later studied at the University of Angers, France, where I earned an MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. I lived in France for six years. I also taught English to French students. As an expert in my field, I
look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. I personalize lessons and courses to meet the individual student's needs.
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Jodie M.

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San Francisco, CA
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Zimo Z.

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.

Jacqueline G.

Menlo Park, CA 94025
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About patricia G.

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Bonjour,

I am a french graduate native teacher, born and raised in France and I have been teaching french for over 8 years as a one-on-one tutor all over the world.
( La Sorbonne - Universite Paris XII)

It is a great pleasure for me to share my passion for the french language with children, young adults and adults, beginners, intermediate or advanced level, to help them to reach their goals.

EACH STUDENT IS DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE, it is very important for me to adapt skills to their personality and their age.

For very young children and children : I use traditional teaching, vocabulary, grammar, reading/ writing but also games, songs and activities, so they could appreciate this language,
Tutoring and french lessons for young adults in middle school, high and College.
Preparation for test.

Adults : Conversations and adapted skills to help you to feel confident while speaking french.
Beginners, or intermediate stuck to speak fluently, you need to learn to speak french very quickly

About patricia
Bonjour,

I am a french graduate native teacher, born and raised in France and I have been teaching french for over 8 years as a one-on-one tutor all over the world.
( La Sorbonne - Universite Paris XII)

It is a great pleasure for me to share my passion for the french language with children, young adults and adults, beginners, intermediate or advanced level, to help them to reach their goals.

EACH STUDENT IS DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE, it is very important for me to adapt skills to their personality and their age.

For very young children and children : I use traditional teaching, vocabulary, grammar, reading/ writing but also games, songs and activities, so they could appreciate this language,
Tutoring and french lessons for young adults in middle school, high and College.
Preparation for test.

Adults : Conversations and adapted skills to
help you to feel confident while speaking french.
Beginners, or intermediate stuck to speak fluently, you need to learn to speak french very quickly for your job, or conversation needed to improve your french : It will be my goal and my pleasure to ensure your success ! :)

Because of my journalist experience of 20 years on French TV, I can help you to speak fluently and feel confident in front of an audience or for an appointment.

Very patient and helpful.
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patricia G.

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About jay B.

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Johns Island, SC

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Native Moroccan French is my second language
Can teach conversational French for people wanting to travel to French speaking countries or help students with there home work.
I have traveled to many countries and speak other languages

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I am here to help you make your next vacation to Europe, Africa or the middle east unforgettable
i can also tailor a program to help you ace your french or Arabic class
Lets do this the fun and simple way
Call me Jay:)
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jay B.

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Heyy I would love to help you out !

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Roya A.

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