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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
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I majored in Highschool in French and used to be fluent and so I'd like to give you a start off into this beautiful language and culture that I had the privilege growing up next to -as a neighbor so to say!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Jonathan G.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Ph.D., Music from University of Washington (Seattle)
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Jonathan G.

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I have taught beginning French in a classroom setting and beginning and intermediate French in a tutoring setting. During my time as a graduate student, I worked abroad for several months in France.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Adam
I've been taking piano lessons with Jonathan for over a month now and I've been very pleased with his teaching. He's extremely knowledgeable and skilled, but what I appreciate most is his enthusiasm during lessons. He keeps the lessons fun, even when the subject matter is difficult. On top of this, he's just a cool, nice guy who I've enjoyed getting to know.
Brandon
Working with Johnathan has been a joy.

It was my purpose setting out to study music in general, not just to study an instrument but to use the instrument as a means of approaching music in the abstract. I set out to study music’s mechanics and theoretical foundations.

Jonathan is very knowledgeable and very meticulous. He has a precise and analytical sort of mind, and very strong foundations in his classical training.

To have a wealth of knowledge in one's subject is not enough, one also has to know how to teach (which is a whole skillset of its own). It is clear Jonathan is an experienced teacher. I have never felt rushed with Jonathan, he is very generous with his time. He provides ample resources for study outside of our sessions, and is quick to respond to emails. He has lent me books, sent me links to videos, and provided me with plenty of homework.

Jonathan has also been very accommodating in allowing me to have some authority in planning lessons and exploring my own interests. Particularly I wanted to study modal music and found a folk song in the Locrian Mode. We took a break from the Suzuki work we had been doing and he helped me transcribe the song and practice.

I could not recommend Jonathan enough, I am switching focus from violin to piano for the time being and will be employing him as my piano tutor, and I’m very much considering taking spanish lessons under his tutelage as well.
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
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Lillian B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Lillian B.

5 Reviews
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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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Elise H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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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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jessica
Elise is a great teacher! So enthusiastic and patient. She worked with my learning style and created great interactive lessons each session! Would definitely study with her again!
Jeanette Wilks
Elise is an encouraging, enthusiastic and real person with a massive heart for the people she teach. Every time I have been around her I have walked away more empowered and inspired to keep moving forward. I can highly recommend her.
Stephen
Elise is a knowledgeable, professional, ethical, engaged, and helpful tutor. She has been especially helpful in the complexities of learning a new language and made sure I really understood complex grammatical rules and how to apply them. She is also personable, warm, kind, inviting, and really cares about her student's progress.

She was on time, well prepared and engaged in all our meetings. I learned a lot. So far she has been the best German tutor I have had. Cannot recommend Elise enough for language lessons!
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Morgan C.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Morgan C.

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Hello! Have you ever wanted to learn French? Take it from me, it is hard work but we can do it together! How do I know that? Well, because I did it! I started learning French by walking into a school knowing how to say hello and where's the bathroom. From there, I worked hard to learn French and now I speak it fluently and teach as a full time French Immersion teacher. What better way to learn a language from someone who has also done it! I am excited to work with you on all aspects of the French language.

About Morgan

Do you like fun and engaging personalized lessons? I do too. That's why in my classes, I plan and present engaging and fun lessons personalized for you and your needs. I enjoy teaching and putting a smile on my student's faces. I have worked hard to help teach French and other subjects to my student

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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
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Bonjour! I was born and raised in France. Several of my students have learnt and practiced French with me for 5+ years. I focus on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can recommend at least one 45 to 60-minute lesson per week; or two 30-minute lessons per week. I suggest websites and books. I provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone and various foreign language learning apps such as Babbel or Duolingo.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Carol L
In my French lessons, Isabelle has worked with me on pronunciation, reading, vocabulary and syntax. Isabelle is always patient and shows a strong command of french and how to convey concepts. I really appreciate & enjoy my lessons with Isabelle.
Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.

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Amber
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"I am an intermediate level student, mostly self-taught looking to fill in the gaps of my learning and improve both my written and oral expression. I have very much appreciated Soleine's flexibility, and her ability to diagnose and prescribe exercises for my weaknesses.

As a native speaker, I also enjoy collateral cultural learnings, as well as her ability to serve as a reality check on the utility of expressions I have learned elsewhere."
John
Took French lessons from Soleine T.
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"I enjoy our lessons. For me, having a native French speaker is very important. It allows me to hear the language how it is “naturally” spoken. This helps when you visit a Francophone country or come across a native when it comes to listening & comprehension. It allows you to better understand the language when spoken. Also, it helps you to learn the proper pronunciation, how different conversations flow and so much more. I definitely appreciate Jean-Luc! He is very patient and understanding. If I am curious about anything in regards to our lessons or the French culture he is more than willing to stop and explain."
Kerrissa
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"J'aime beaucoup son cours et il est un excellent professeur!"
Agus
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"I highly recommend Philippe as a French instructor. Having spent more than 200 hours of instruction with him I can say that his attention to detail and easy going attitude are very conducive to learning. He has taken me from a complete novice to understanding French at a high level in a very short amount of time."
Peter
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Elsa is a really wonderful teacher. I have improved with my French and always excited for our next lesson."
Jessica
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Excellent instruction tailored to appropriate level. Great exercises for improving speaking and listening skills. Highly recommend."
John
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Isabelle is teaching French to my 11 year old daughter and our experience has been excellent. My daughter was previously taking group lessons somewhere else and was not making as much progress as we had hoped. Working with Isabelle our daughter feels a lot more motivated to learn the language. Isabelle has also always been very professional, punctual and friendly."
Abi
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"Fabrice is an excellent tutor for my two young boys, very patient, playful and with a clear plan for each lesson. He is super accommodating as far as schedule goes and did I mention patient.. oh I did. :) It is worth repeating! We will definitely be continuing and are grateful to have found him! Merci Fabrice !"
Félix
Took French lessons from Fabrice K.
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"A great start! Roman is very kind and provides instruction and feedback in a very un intimidating manner. Looking forward to continued lessons..."
Kathleen Peiffer
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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