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French Lessons & Classes in North Cambridge

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About Kevin F.

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Memphis, TN

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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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Thomas May 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
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.
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Emily B. May 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
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Debora May 4, 2017
· Piano · Online
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About Lina A.

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Brookline, MA
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As an aspiring polyglot, I am a Moroccan trilingual who speaks French, Arabic, and English while currently learning Japanese and German. I have been tutoring since high school and still wish to continue since i really enjoy working with students with diverse learning needs and cultural backgrounds. So, In the purpose of sharing my passion languages, boost your confidence, as well as build skills in you that will be utilized well beyond tutoring sessions, i have developed many tricks in order to explain complex concepts using easy-to-understand terms and ideas.

About Lina
I am an architecture grad Student from Northeastern who's looking to be of some benefit academically to others. Being originally from Morocco, I grew up speaking French, Arabic, English and I am currently learning Japanese and German. I have been tutoring since high school and still wish to continue since i really enjoy working with students with diverse learning needs and cultural backgrounds. So, In the purpose of sharing my passion for creative design softwares and languages, boost your confidence, as well as build skills in you that will be utilized well beyond tutoring sessions, i have developed many tricks in order to explain complex concepts using easy-to-understand terms and ideas.
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Esther Harriet Kaileah July 26, 2019
· Adobe InDesign · In home
She is fantastic, down to ever detail. Just the best and a very understanding and kind person.
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About Isabelle S.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I will be focusing on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone, for example as some students struggle to learn English on their own with this methodology. I can recommend websites and books.

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. In fact I have worked in-countries and remotely with people located in France, Poland, India, Canada, Guatemala and Brazil. I speak some Spanish and German, and that might help you as well, depending on your background. I am happy to add a cultural dimension to the language support. For Life Coaching lessons, I draw from my experience and best practices. I will share simple yet highly effective tips and approaches to help you meet your needs.

For best results; I recommend a minimum of 2 (two) 45-minute sessions per week for the first 20 les
sons to gain some momentum and build strong foundations. I look for students sincerely interested in making great strides and committed.

Happy to start any time soon. THX for visiting my profile. Questions welcome!
Isabelle
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Theo July 11, 2019
· French · Online
In preparation for a trip to France, and not knowing any French at all, I started taking French lessons from Isabelle several months ago. She has helped me a lot with pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. She is an excellent teacher.
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Pam May 22, 2019
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Isabelle is an absolutely marvelous teacher - anyone and everyone would benefit from taking classes with her.
I speak French well and my goal is to improve my conversational skills so that I can keep up with my monthly French book group. I am the only American in a group of French women and French is spoken the whole time.
Isabelle has been spectacular in helping me sharpen and improve my conversational skills. Our class is one long conversation - very carefully orchestrated by Isabelle so that each class is both productive and delightful.
I love to discuss the French culture and culture in general and Isabelle invariably makes that part of the conversation. But i think that Isabelle could talk with great knowledge and interest about many topics.
Each session flies by and each session makes my conversational skills sharper.
I feel very lucky that Isabelle is my teacher.
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Pam B. April 12, 2019
· French · Online
Isabelle is a fabulous teacher. Anyone would be lucky to have her!
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About Helen M.

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Denver, CO

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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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Aaron August 14, 2019
· Russian · In studio
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!
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Sophia and Niko S. June 10, 2019
· French · In home
Helen is patient, kind, knowledgable, and prompt. My kids and I all loved working with her. We highly recommend her!
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Sixue April 16, 2019
· Russian · Online
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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Helen M.

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About Aliaksandra P.

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Manassas, VA
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I've been teaching French since 2002 and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, travel abroad, and make new friends. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to communicate in it in everyday situations and as time goes on you'll be able to watch films and listen to and understand music in this language. I specialize in French literature. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! J’adore ça, quoi?!

About Aliaksandra
Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus) and earned a Master degree in Philological Sciences in 2003. I'm a responsible person always ready to help and my teaching style is students’ needs oriented, cooperative, and activity-approached. My motto is Practice makes perfect. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Tina July 10, 2019
· French · In studio
My 8 year daughter is taking one-on-one French lessons with Ms Aliaksandra. She has taken 3 lessons so far and loving it. I was invited to observe her last lesson and I am absolutely impressed with Ms Aliaksandra’s teaching. She speaks only French during the lesson, exposing my daughter to the language. She started with everyday things but is also using them in simple sentences. My daughter loves her lessons and can’t wait for the next one. She practice at home as well so she can make her teacher! We are glad to have found Ms Aliaksandra.
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Lynn July 10, 2019
· Italian · Online
Excellent! A natural teacher, gifted in her ability to establish rapport and move the learning process enjoyably forward.
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Sasha S. March 4, 2019
· Russian · Online
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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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Bojour, mes amis!!!

I've been studying French for 10 years and would love to be there to help you get started on your adventure with the French Language.

I teach French grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing and culture for beginners only. I use practical tools such as natives audio files, tutoring contents, news, articles, videos…. For those who wish to have more structure, I've also developed an interactive course.

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 Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Jerad September 6, 2019
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Maddy B. September 4, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Really great lessons that are tailored to your needs / projects.
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Hayk September 2, 2019
· Python · Online
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate. Was prepared for the lesson and able to go through everything that planed.
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About Fabrice K.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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Bonjour !

My name is Fabrice, I am a native French speaker. I have been tutoring French for 8 years. I currently live in Poughkeepsie, NY.

I have been tutoring 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 the USA for 8 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 have been tutoring from beginners to advanced students. 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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Wendy Dillon July 22, 2019
· French · Online
Merveilleux.
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Wendy Dillon July 16, 2019
· French · Online
Formidable!!!
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Natalie A. May 23, 2019
· French · Online
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About Franca M.

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Oak Forest, IL

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I was born in Belgium French speaking - and went exclusivity to French speaking school. Then moved to France and there too only French schooling.
I have perfect accent and intonation for people to learn good French.

About Franca
Bonjour! I am from Europe and speak French as my first language. I have taught many students and would like the chance to teach you as well. I am very strong in grammatical structure, conversational French, and intonation and pronunciation. I am also available to teach online.
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Franca M.

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About VANDA F.

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Languages have always had an important role in my life. Speaking different languages such as French, my native language, but also Italian, English, Dutch and notions of German as well as more recently Spanish, has given me so many opportunities. It helped me experience so many beautiful moments with people, everywhere in the world.
I would like to share this passion with you and help you to learn French with fun, stress-free.
I will adapt the lessons to your goals, to your needs and to your wishes.
I am very flexible concerning the lessons' days or hours and I can be available at night or during the weekend if you are working during the day.
Let's begin !

About VANDA
Hello Students, my name is Vanda.
Languages have always had an important role in my life. Speaking different languages such as French, my native language, but also Italian, English, Dutch and notions of German as well as more recently Spanish, has given me so many opportunities. It's helped me experience so many beautiful moments with people, everywhere in the world.
I would like to share this passion with you and help you to learn French, with fun and no stress.
I will adapt the lessons to your goals and to your needs.
I am very flexible concerning the lessons' days or hours and I can be available at night or during the weekend if you are working or at school during the day.
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Sebastian March 25, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda has been one of the best French instructors I have had the pleasure of taking lessons with. Speaking English as my primary language, I found it difficult to understand the structure and syntax of French. Even so, where I most struggled was in pronouncing words. It was very difficult for me to speak clear enough so that nuanced distinctions could be heard in the words and phrases I attempted to pronounce. One she assessed where I struggled the most, Vanda patiently and diligently worked with me as to help me with my problems. I am proud to say that today I can have almost casual conversations with native French speakers and I know that I am understood because of the time Vanda dedicated to me. I would definitely recommend her if you want to learn French, or if you have a little bit of knowledge and are attempting to expand and refine your skills.
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Alban March 24, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda has been an instrumental part of my learning of the French language. From helping me improve my grammar and sentence structure, to correcting my pronunciation until it was nothing less than optimal, she has single-handedly ensured the growth of my knowledge of the tricks and twists learning French comes with.

I can without a doubt recommend her very highly as a teacher, as I whole-heartedly believe my French would not be as good as it currently is, without her.
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Engjell March 18, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda was a very good teacher for when it came to helping me during my french studies.
She is very kind, calm and has a lot of patience.
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About Julia G.

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I am an experienced, certified teacher with 2 years of formal classroom teaching experience at the university level and 9 years of one-on-one teaching and tutoring experience. I welcome all ages and levels and have experience teaching ages Kindergarten through older adults. As a teacher, I believe that learning a new language is a truly personal and transformative experience and as such I work with each student to create their own personalized long-term and short-term lesson plans to reach their goals.

About Julia
I am working on a Master's degree graduate French with an emphasis on second-language education. I am also a certified teacher in the state of Arizona and teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced French at the university level. Additionally, I have experience teaching children (Kindergarten through high-school) and adults. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and ability levels and take pride in helping them experience the joy of learning, or perfecting, French.

As a teacher, I believe that language learning should be a fun, exciting, and personal experience and work to tap into each student's individual motivations and strengths to help them reach their goals. As such, I work with each student to create individualized lesson plans as they embark on their language learning journey. I, myself, learned French through a combination of l
essons, classroom teaching, and several visits to Paris and the south of France and aim to cultivate the same joy and wonder in my students that I vividly remember experiencing when I had my first successful conversation in French.

I have a personal passion for language learning and speak fluent French and English as well as intermediate-level Spanish and beginning Arabic. As such, I find it incredibly rewarding to work with students with a variety of interests and at all levels. (I am currently working in France for the summer, so my availability is completely online and in the morning hours US time due to the time change. I will have a wider variety of hours available upon my return to the US in August).
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Julia G.

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