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Jacqueline G.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jacqueline G.

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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 a

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Gwen
Jacqueline is helping my daughter prep for Le Grand Concours. Jacqueline has an excellent methodical approach and we look forward to her help beyond the exam as my daughter works to improve her French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
david
I started taking lessons from Jacqueline in person but have moved to online during the shutdown. I'm 66 and have taken some formal french courses but my conversational skills are lacking. It is often difficult finding a teacher that can be effective with someone in my age group. Jacqueline has been excellent at getting me to converse, improving my pronunciation, and working on my comprehension and grammar. We generally meet once a week but I would recommend more often.
Janis
Our family has found Jacqueline to be an awesome tutor for our high school daughter. Not only is she kind, thorough and patient, but Jacqueline always makes it a point to find out what the local high school teachers are teaching and what methods they're using. She has a very friendly and approachable manner and loves what she teaches.
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Helen M.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaching since 2009
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Helen M.

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I've been teaching French for 11 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, study abroad in French speaking countries, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I typically use the living language books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and can't wait to meet you!

About Helen

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and

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Sheila
Another good lesson with Helen. As vocabulary increases so does my ability to have very basic conversations.
Sheila
Helen is consistently prepared and clear with her lessons but also willing to incorporate suggestions I have to personalize it. She is patient and cheerful as well. I am enjoying my lessons.
Sheila
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Elsa M.

68 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Elsa M.

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I've been teaching French since 2014 and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral production. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Elsa

Hi there! My name is Elsa Mucyo and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016 complemented by over 6 years of teaching experience.. I began m

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Inna
Elsa has been great with teaching both of my daughters. She is very energetic and has a lot of positive approaches with both a 5 and a 8 year old. She caters the lessons to each level and skill set. My kids always look forward to her classes.
Erika
I can say without hesitation that Elsa is the most professional and pleasant teacher that I have ever worked with. She is very customer service oriented, efficient, and flexible if you have a specific goal in mind.

My teenage daughter looks forward to the class and always ends the session with a smile on her face. She has fun with Elsa while she is learning. Win win!

I highly recommend French Encore!
Frances
I'm delighted to have found Elsa! She is energetic and charming. She is a gifted teacher. Both my granddaughter and I take lessons with her - although not at the same time. She easily adjusts to the level of her student, young or mature, beginner or advanced, making her lessons engaging and informative.
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Claire G.

78 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda from Beta Omega Chapter
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Claire G.

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I was born and raised in Nice, France. I arrived in the United States in 2010, to study music in California. I just received my doctorate from the University of Miami.

I have taught French to foreign people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students. I was also a French tutor during my Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. I love my culture and would love to share it with you if you are interested.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. On Takelessons, I teach both Music and French. I have the experience of te

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Pamela
She is a native french speaker. She is well organized and responsive - easy to learn from!
Bryn
I have been taking lessons with Claire for several months now, and I have been really enjoying them. She is very professional, very welcoming, and has really helped me improve my French. I highly recommend her!
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Junia M.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Junia M.

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Discover how to speak dramatically better French with the best, qualified, native-speaking teacher. I offer comprehensive French lessons focusing on more than just grammar and vocabulary. My French language lessons cover useful topics like ‘Life abroad’ so you can learn to speak confidently in any situation. Private classes & small groups with discounts are available. Flexible learning to fit your busy schedule. I will take you from learning a language to living a language. Start your journey to learn French off on the right foot today.

About Junia

My name is Junia and I'm highly motivated and enthusiastic with outstanding teaching experience. Able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons that will help you learn in a fun environment. I hold an Advanced National Tutor Certificate, proficient in a plethora of teaching expertise, possess an excellen

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Brian
I LOVED MY FIRST LESSON
Khya
Very good experience!
Caryl Ann Zimmerman
Junia is the highlight of our week! She's wonderful
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Roula F.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $36
  • Speaks Spanish, Arabic, French, English
  • Masters in Business Education from RMU
  • Teaching since 1980
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Roula F.

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I will tailor my lessons to each student's need, French is one of my native languages and I am certified to teach it K-12. I am a full time French teacher at Slippery rock Area High School and available to teach online after school and weekends.

About Roula

I am certified in Arabic, French and BCIT ( Business. Computer and Technology) and taught all 3 in the Mount Lebanon School district in Pittsburgh, PA for 8 years before becoming the full time French Teacher at the SlipperyRock Area High School starting in August 2017, my current employment. After

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Kathryn Raphael
She is always very helpful, attentive, kind, and makes learning fun and memorable!!
Alissar
Roula is a one of a kind instructor! It also doesn't hurt that she is funny and makes you laugh. She is detail oriented and able to adapt to your way of learning.

I appreciate that she proactively checks in to make sure her style of teaching is working for you and adjusts accordingly.

It was very difficult for me to find an instructor who is certified to teach AND who also specializes in teaching Arabic spoken in the Levant and Lebanon. If you are also looking for this particular specialty, Roula is the instructor you need.

Thank you Roula!
Nina

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"I enjoyed my first lesson! Fabrice has a warm personality and a clear instructional style. He is gearing the lessons to my French level and my needs. Looking foreword to working more with Fabrice!"
MIchelle
Took French lessons from Fabrice K.
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"Today was my first lesson. Evelyne is very relaxed and immediately helped me to feel relaxed. She quickly chose a starting point that met my skill level.
I am already looking forward to my second lesson."
Christine
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"I spent a couple of months having lessons with Meriem and I definitely enjoyed my time. I had some previous knowledge of French words and phrases from various online tools but I lacked the insight that an actual instructor could bring. It was extremely beneficial to talk to someone who could correct me and help me learn. I hope that I can start my lessons again soon."
Justin
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"I am very lucky to have Philippe as French teacher! he is excellent and has helped me to improve my French level tremendously. It is a joy to join his class as he not only teaches us the language but also challenges us to have meaningful discussions and apply all we have learned in real life situations. For me, this is the best way to learn, and also to motivate you to improve your language and thinking skills, which are part of your learning experience. I really look forward to continue to have French classes with him, and highly (highly!!) recommend him as teacher!"
Bernarda
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Professor Jean-Luc is phenomenal. I think the material he has chosen to give lessons with is very clear and has helped me improve a lot. Before every lesson he makes sure to send you the material for the next class, which helps a lot specially when you are learning online. The main reason why I chose him is because he is a french native speaker, which was extremely important to me because all my life I had french teachers that weren't french, so my pronunciation was a little bit weird-- I feel that I have improved a lot these 4 months :). I started learning French when I was 11 years old and Professor Jean-Luc helped me refresh my mind--it is interesting how he helped me remember many small grammar and writing details. I am very satisfied! Thank you Professor."
Mario
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"My two girls are improving their French with Elsa and they absolutely love her! She is very responsive to each of their apparent levels, and she works to improve their skills. My kids ask all week long if its time to have French with Elsa. Highly recommend! <3"
Charlotte
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"First class... So far so good... Quite an amazing teacher with a lot of tricks up her sleeve to help you obtain a grip on a new language."
Mirella
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"Marie is an incredible teacher — we meet weekly, and I always look forward to our sessions! As a beginner French student, Marie is incredibly patient, kind, and educating. Through a variety of learning techniques (audio, visual, and kinetic), she teaches language through proper pronunciation and grammar. I greatly appreciate the individual approach, tailored to my abilities, and always warm and inviting. If you are on the fence about signing up for lessons, I highly encourage you to reach out to Marie! She has my highest recommendation."
Danielle
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"Nicola is a terrific teacher. She takes the time to find out what your specific goals and needs are and then structures the instruction around that. She's upbeat and creative--fun to learn from."
Katherine
Took French lessons from Nicola R.
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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."
Don
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There are countless reasons why it’s a good idea to learn French! For starters, taking French language lessons can help you better understand French culture. Knowing how to read, write, and speak in this language opens so many doors, as you can further explore everything from French literature to French pop music. And of course, when you know how to speak the language, you can communicate with other French speakers and make friends along the way. What’s more, if you plan on traveling in a French-speaking country, understanding the language can make it much easier to get around, whether you need to ask for directions or order a meal in a restaurant.

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