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Kevin F.

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I studied French in high school and college and spent a month in Marseilles. I am perfectly capable of helping you learn the basics of the language, how to pronounce words correctly and conjugate basic verbs and such.

About Kevin

I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda b

ut am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

*** Specialties ***
I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

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May 4, 2019
Thomas
I waited after a few lessons to give feedback. Very pleased. Kevin is full of knowledge -both relevant to music and other random fun facts! He is patient and will move at whatever pace you prefer. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills under his direction.
May 19, 2017
Emily B.
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
May 4, 2017
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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 school and on weekends I tutor French and Arabic online and my students range from ages 6 to adult. I tailor my lessons to the needs of every student. I create materials and use whatever is necessary to make sure my students enjoy, learn and excel in the subject they are learning.
In the summer I also work at Kindercare with the school age group for the summer camp activities.

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September 9, 2019
Hilda C.
It is a pleasure to study French with her. She makes learning fun!
August 26, 2019
Kathryn
I began taking French lessons with Roula about three months ago and I think she’s a wonderful teacher. The materials she’s prepared herself are clear and instructive; and I like that the other learning platforms she uses have interactive elements that are great for practice between lessons. She tailors her lessons to your skill level, and I can say from experience that she’s very patient with beginners. She’s very nice, and very smart! I highly recommend her!
August 18, 2019
Arelvis N.
First lesson was great, Ms. Roula sent me an e-mail to get information about my language needs, since I did not check my e-mail, we kind of work my lessons on the spot. It went well nonetheless. I am quite motivated to learn the arabic language and I believe Roula can take me to proficiency.

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Helen M.

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I've been teaching French for 6 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 earned a Master’s degree in French language and literature in 2010. I'm a patient and easy going person and my teaching methods always depend on student’s age and language needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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August 14, 2019
Aaron
only the first lesson but I feel very comfortable with Helen and she's very patient. I hope to have many good lessons with her!
June 10, 2019
Sophia and Niko S.
Helen is patient, kind, knowledgable, and prompt. My kids and I all loved working with her. We highly recommend her!
April 16, 2019
Sixue
She has good teaching skill and personality. I'm a level 0 beginner. With her help, I feel no problem starting learning Russian.

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Mikayla S.

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Living in France for 5 years now and completing my masters in teaching French as a second and foreign language at l'Université de Lyon 2, I am more than capable of helping you learn a language that I have loved for years. I've been teaching French for 3 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture and language! 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 also specialize in French phonetics so that you will be able to pronounce everything correctly.

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I pull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using primarily in instruction are: Latitudes, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and Supermax (for kids). I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

About Mikayla

Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!)

My name is Mikayla and I cannot wait to meet and teach you my favorite language and life's passion. I have been speaking French for half my life now and I have loved it since day one. I earned my Bachelors in French and Francophone Studies with a minor in European History from San Diego State University in 2014, lived and worked as and English and French teacher in Nîmes (south of France) and I now live in Lyon where I just completed my Masters-FLES (teaching French as a second and foreign language).

I tailor my lessons to fit my students. I look at your level, background, age and goals to find the best course of action for us to take. We work on grammar and vocabulary of course, but also phonetics and French and Francophone culture !

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I p

ull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using for instruction are: Latitudes, Adomania, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and SuperMax. I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

Because I live in France, it may appear that my availability isn't all that great -- please note that I am very flexible and I am certain that we can find a time that works for both of us. If this is the case please contact me with times you were hoping to do.

Don't hesitate with any questions !
À bientôt ! (see you soon)

Here is an article I wrote for the TakeLessons blog if you'd like to check it out ! http://takelessons.com/blog/fall-in-france-z04
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July 23, 2019
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April 28, 2019
Cathy
My first lesson with Mikayla was great! She was very easy to talk to and gave me some good ideas and the encouragement I needed to begin my lessons in French. I am very excited for my next lesson.

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Zach M.

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Born and raised in Paris , France to a french mother and an american father. Teaching french is a true passion and joy.

My classes are fun and if you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whatever your goals are with French, I can help you get there!
Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals.

Wether you , your spouse or kids would like to learn french, I adapt my classes to everyone's needs and goals.

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
No problem !

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
Sure thing !

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Yes you can if you're ready to work hard and have fun !

Whatever your reason is : you found the right person ! :)

I can help you with :

• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a ...

About Zach

"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?"
- Oui !

Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach.

I was born and raised in Paris, France.

I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature.

I moved to the US six years ago and I have been teaching french for more than 10 years now.

Most people I've taught first came to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"

THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about YOU and adapts the lessons to YOUR NEEDS:
I do ! :)

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August 8, 2019
Hashem A.
I took French before and did not see myself improving at all. Took it with Zach this time and I actually see myself learning. He makes you record yourself so you can hear what you sound like and that really improves pronunciation (especially for me being Arab since French pronunciation is nothing like Arabic) because you get to see how people hear you talk and that leaves a lot of room for improvement, plus hearing yourself talk over and over helps your mind to remember what you learned (you won’t learn it and then forget it by the next lesson).
July 29, 2019
christy
My 10yo says: He is a very helpful and funny guy, which is great when you're learning French. He made it easy but challenging too. Right in the middle of fun and making me learn.

From me (adult): I was relearning French to prepare for a vacation to Paris. Zach did a fantastic job of being flexible, challenging me, teaching us (ny daughter and me) key phrases that would be helpful ahead of our trip, etc. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to take lessons!
April 28, 2019
Alena
Great teacher!

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Zach M.

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I am a native speaker and have taught for more then 15 years.
My lesson are structured, creative and fun.

About Natascha

Hello! I am a capable, creative, fun and dedicated teacher.

My background includes experience in developing educational lesson plans and behavior modification plans. Through my work as a teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with students with special needs in middle school as well as in High School. I truly enjoy developing effective learning strategies to address all students' needs.

Throughout my career, my approach to education has been creative; I enjoy developing multifaceted programs to engage all students and meet group as well as individual needs. My professional experience is supported by a solid academic background.

Please note that I am fluent in English, Hebrew, Dutch, French and German.

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November 11, 2018
Kylie
My daughter loved her first lesson! She came home and wanted to practice every few hours. Looking forward to her next lesson.
October 16, 2018
Kimberly
Natascha provides a warm and friendly experience. She is most knowledgeable and insightful of your individual needs. I strongly recommend and favor her as a Hebrew teacher.
October 20, 2015
Suzanne D.
Amazing teacher, thank you!

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Roman N.

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*****Before you sign up*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program.
1. Learning a foreign language is a part of your SELF DEVELOPMENT. Treat it as such.
2. I don't believe in "good or bad with languages" stereotype. If you really want to speak a new language I guarantee that my method will work for you.
3. All materials are created by me and edited by a group of talented language teachers and linguists. They are free and very useful no matter where, when and how you study French.

DON'T FORGET TO GO TO MY VIDEOS AND TAKE YOUR FIRST FRENCH TEST! BONNE CHANCE!

About Roman

*****Before you sign up*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program.
1. Learning a foreign language is a part of your SELF DEVELOPMENT. Treat it as such.
2. I don't believe in "good or bad with languages" stereotype. If you really want to speak a new language I guarantee that my method will work for you.
3. All materials are created by me and edited by a group of talented language teachers and linguists. They are free and very useful no matter where, when and how you study Russian or French.

*****My Students*****

For over 7 years of professional experience as Russian/French/ESL teacher, I have worked with all types of students with different learning styles and various goals: taught within U.S. public education institutions, provided private classes for children and adults, developed and i

mplemented individualized syllabus for diplomats, high rank executives at multinational companies, employees of U.S. Embassy and Department of State.

Thanks to all my students, current and former, I am now confident that every individual, willing to learn one of the languages I teach, without a doubt, has everything it takes to succeed when the right approach is applied.

*****Program features*****

It is one on one program, thouroughtly personalized and organized according to your interests (general and professional), schedule, final goals, learning style and many other important elements to be taken into account.

Each session is 50 minutes.

Every session is prepared to reach a particular goal and structured in the way to have a maximum profit from "teacher - student" part of learning. Supporting materials are sent after each session: grammar notes, retention exercises, homework assignments, audio and video files as phonetic exercises and listening practice. The content of these materials is permanently tested and modified in order to achieve the best way to engage each individual student's language acquisition mechanisms.

Teacher's support 24/7.

Extra curricula content: idiomatic language components, cultural studies (traditions, history, literature, cinema and language related etymology), recommendations for independent language practice.

The way I see it, with each new student - there is a new process in my head that starts and constantly creates and improves techniques, ideas, method components, teaching style e.t.c for getting this particular student to do the best he or she can.

*****Recommendations*****

More recommendations can be provided upon request.
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June 30, 2019
Fiorella S.
Very thorough and patient in helping my 10 yr old daughter with new language.

Thank you!
June 19, 2019
Jorge
Roman helped me understand the grammar better by using repetition and real life applications of when to say what. The material is given to you by Roman in great detail with his modules and it also helped me expand my vocabulary a substantial amount thanks to his methods. He helped me understand Russian better. Definitely recommend !!!
June 18, 2019
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I have been studied with Roman for years. He is caring, attentive and very passionate about teaching and sharing what he know. He is the best teacher ever!

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Roman N.

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Parlez-vous français? French was the first foreign language I learned, and it was definitely a gateway language. I loved learning every detail of the grammar, every rule, every inevitable exception. I took advanced courses at UCI as well as studied in a French university for a semester, so I have lots of materials for us to work with.

About Michelle

Hi! I'm Michelle, a world traveler/teacher who's here to help bring her experience and energy to students back home in California. I've taught various subjects such as test prep, English, history, and languages to students all over the world, such as China, France, and Ecuador. I've worked with students of all ages and love getting to know them to help figure out how they best learn.

I love learning languages in my spare time and practicing when I can. When I'm not looking a bit silly doing that, I'm usually reading, at a baseball game, hiking, or hanging out with friends. I keep active, making sure to run or climb a mountain when I can. However, it's equally as strong as my love for foods of all kinds.

I really look forward to getting to work with you and helping you with whatever I can!

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September 8, 2017
kalki, A.
she was good

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French Lessons Near You

French is considered one of the most romantic and beautiful languages. The sounds of French are both mesmerizing and pleasing to the ear, regardless of which country you call home. For this reason alone, it's not surprising that French is taught in every country in the world. There are roughly two million French teachers and 100 million French students worldwide.

French is the official language of 29 countries including Switzerland, Madagascar, Canada and Belgium. There are also around 11 million French speakers in the US alone. In light of how commonly used and well-loved French is, you're guaranteed to have an amazing experience learning the language. 

Reasons to Learn to Speak French

If you learn to speak French, you'll benefit from a wide variety of advantages to your mental and physical well being. This is true for both children and adults who learn French. For starters, learning a Romance language like French can help speed up your ability to pick up Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, as well. Let's look at some more of the upsides.

The Benefits of French Classes for Kids

Want your child to learn French? If so, science shows that children’s brain functioning improves when learning a foreign language. Children who learn a second language have been found to have more brain matter in the areas providing executive functioning. Actions like impulse control and not being discouraged by obstacles are both aspects of executive functioning.

Scientists have also found that children, especially during pre-puberty, have a unique ability to learn a second language. Their brains seem to be more pliable at this younger age. Some other benefits your child will experience because of French lessons include improved test scores, better job opportunities, and higher earning potential in the future.

French Classes for Adults Near You

You don't have to be a child to benefit from taking French classes near you! Adults receive many benefits too. While an adult's brain may not be as pliable as a child's, they've already had a lifetime of learning, making the process easier. Plus, you'll likely experience the same increase in employment opportunities and salary.

Adults can expect to improve their confidence, empathy for other cultures and ability to think outside the box by learning French. All that "mental weightlifting" has other health benefits according to science, too. Some studies show that learning a second language could push back the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia forms by as much as four and a half years.

Finally, you’ll be able to appreciate French art and culture like never before. You can even learn to read Victor Hugo's word-famous "Les Misérables" in the original language. It's hard to deny the improved quality of life that learning French can provide!

Topics You'll Learn in French Lessons for Kids & Adults

If you take French lessons near you, you’ll master the language much faster. The one-on-one feedback you'll receive from a French tutor will be superior to online resources. Sure, video tutorials on YouTube are great from a supplemental standpoint. But a French tutor will give you the attention, expertise and advice needed to quickly excel. 

A TakeLessons French tutor will tailor classes to your individual needs. This will be based on your interests and current understanding of the language. If you're looking for examples of which topics will be covered in lessons, here are some of the highlights.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner French Classes

Students new to the French language can have a variety of different goals. They may want to get back to their heritage or work toward becoming an expert. French language lessons for beginners are a great way to start the process in either case. Here are some of the basics you'll go over with your French tutor at this level.

  • Basic French vocabulary including common, everyday greetings
  • An introduction to French grammar rules
  • Correct pronunciation
  • An introduction to French culture

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate French Classes

Once you have the basics behind you, it's time to dig deeper. This is an exciting time because with a little more hard work, you could be on your way to being an advanced French speaker. Here's what you can expect to learn at this level.

  • Comprehension of native French speakers
  • More advanced vocabulary words
  • Irregular French grammar rules
  • Conversational practice with your French tutor

Sample Curriculum for Advanced French Classes

At this point, you need to be challenged and pushed in your French language skills so you can become an expert. You can't wait to go far with your language skills, and you aren't too far away from doing that! Here are a few advanced topics you can expect to learn at this level. 

  • Formal and informal writing in French
  • Nuances of the language not taught in textbooks (such as idioms)
  • How to use moods and tenses when speaking French
  • Learning how the French language differs by geographical region

It's important to remember that these curriculum examples are more of a guide. Because each student is different, their needs will also differ. Your tutor will work with your unique learning style and have an expert understanding of the next steps you should take in your language pursuits.

How long does it take to learn French? French is one of the easier foreign languages to master for English speakers. Estimates say it takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain a General Professional Fluency level. 

Finding a French Teacher Near You

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If your schedule is unique, that's OK. We have plenty of online French tutors who can teach you remotely, whenever it works for you. Need help choosing a tutor? You can always get in touch with us directly. We're committed to making sure your French language experience is the best it can be!

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