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These French teachers are highly rated by students in the Pine Island area, including New Rochelle, Short Hills, Elmhurst, Saddle River and Corona.

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Students will start practicing the language right away. Learn phrases and idioms as well as the culture of francophone countries. Emphasis on listening and speaking.

About Susan

Learning while having fun is guaranteed. I enjoy working with students of all ages and from all countries. Eacvh of you is special and deserves a special curriculum and lesson plan. Talk with you soon. I look forward to meeting you.

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September 5, 2019
Darya and Daniel V.
She is very kind,knowledgeable teacher and she is very good with kids.
Highly recommend.
August 29, 2018
Lys
I have been taking German lessons from Susan Gibbs for 4 yrs ,she is a great teacher I have learn a great deal from her ,she is very good at her work.I can now speak German fairly well.
August 29, 2018
Deborah
Susan is a wonderful French teacher both for adults and kids. We have had her as an in-home teacher for both over the past few years during the school year. She is very patient with the kids and keeps it fun for them, and also is a great conversationalist with the adults. I can’t recommend her enough. She is also versatile enough to teach German as well.

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Susan G.

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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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October 15, 2019
Travis H.
りりさん Is a great teacher I'm very excited for my second lesson! She's very focused on what you want to learn specifically and also helps you understand the basics. Sends you what you've learned so you can review it whenever!
October 6, 2019
Tori B.
She had a PowerPoint ready on the technique I wanted to learn.
September 6, 2019
Jerad

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Fabrice K.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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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 also a French teacher for High School students. I have been 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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October 2, 2019
Linda
Fabrice is a very good French teacher--knowledgeable, fun and patient.
July 22, 2019
Wendy Dillon
Merveilleux.
July 16, 2019
Wendy Dillon
Formidable!!!

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Fabrice K.

Poughkeepsie, NY

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I can especially help students who are already studying French, but need additional assistance in mastering the grammar, pronunciation, and usage of the language, with an emphasis on written French.

About Julie

I am a professional musician, specializing in traditional American and Irish music and song; I can, however, also teach classical guitar and beginning-intermediate violin. My CD, "American Stranger," has received critical acclaim and I have authored two books on DADGAD guitar for Mel Bay Publications.

I taught myself guitar at the age of thirteen, but took three years of lessons at Washington University, where I also studied English and French. As an adult I became interested in fingerstyle guitar in open tunings, especially DADGAD. I am, however, happy to teach in standard tuning--including basic guitar proficiency, classical guitar, and "folk" guitar.

I have played violin since I was eleven, taking lessons until the age of sixteen and playing in both high school orchestra and the local youth symphony. I later learned to sus

pend much of my classical technique in order to play both old-time and traditional Irish fiddle as authentically as possible; but I still retain my initial training and apply good basic violin technique to my fiddle and (of course) her violin teaching, while tailoring it to the musical idioms of each of students.

I have also studied voice, which again, however, I have never allowed to interfere with my performance of traditional songs--largely because I had developed a traditional approach to the singing of both American southern mountain repertory and traditional Irish song many years before receiving any formal instruction. This training, however, has given me greater insight into how to get the most out of your voice for almost any style.

I also taught myself to play lap dulcimer, basing my approach on the Eastern Kentucky styles associated with Jean Ritchie, Barbara Edwards, and Anne MacFie—that is, primarily using a small dowel stick or noter to sound the melody, and playing counter-melodies for song accompaniments.

My clawhammer banjo-playing is influenced by various Appalachian instrumentalists and accompanists (including Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Hobart Smith, and Lily May Ledford), but my style is also influenced by years of playing with midwestern and southern-style fiddlers.

I welcome students ages 10 or above, and have learned to adapt my teaching style to the individual student, helping each one to make the most of his or her talents and enthusiasms, while emphasizing sound technique and good practice habits.

I also teach academic subjects, especially English (in which I hold a Ph.D.) and French (in which I hold a B.A.). In English, I emphasize good grammar and solid composition skills and try to get my students as excited as I am about everything from sentence structure to Shakespeare.
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August 29, 2019
Jeanne
We had some trouble with the audio on her end, but once we got going, it went well. I spoke and understood a lot of French in my first hour! Julie is going to help me with singing in French. I'm so excited.
August 5, 2019
Sierra
Many people are talented as performers but not gifted as instructors - Julie is most definitely both. She uses her keen ear to let you know your strengths, and finds productive ways to help you improve weak points. She lives and breathes traditional music and it is always a true delight to learn from her.
July 30, 2019
David
I have been taking lessons in classical style guitar from Julie for about two years. She has patiently brought me through increasingly more difficult technique by choosing a wide variety of challenging but enjoyable pieces to practice. I am gradually working my way up the fret towards the 5th position. She has helped me with theory, including rhythm, the major and minor scales and chord building. Her empathy is a particular blessing for me because of my poor eyesight and the arthritis in my wrists, hands and fingers.”

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Julie H.

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This is my first language, I had my high school in french and I speak, read, write fluently. "la vie est belle"

About Djra

I have been speaking French my all life. I studied in french, and I had my high school in French and now I am pursuing my bachelor in Logistic& Supply Chain Management in english in USA at Florida International University. I love teaching french, I am a great teacher very patient, I am passionate about learning languages, teaching others and I am very proud to be seen as a role model of best practice in this area. And finally, I enjoy traveling, photography and spending time with my family.

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I believe that students should be given an opportunity to be shown how to practice. This is so that when the instructor is not there to guide, the student is able to know step-by-step of what they are supposed to do.

About Vivian

Vivian is violinist who has experienced teaching all ages. She is currently pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in Music Education(Instrumental) at Rowan University with the mindset of having a performance and education masters. She has recently awarded Teacher of the Month for July 2019 on Lessonface. Upcoming performances include works from Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.

Past positions include Concertmaster of the Rowan Youth Orchestra. Occasionally plays with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, judges All South Jersey Orchestra, and volunteers for Music at Bunker Hill, a Chamber Music Venue in Southern New Jersey. She has done masterclasses with Dimitris Chandrakis, Hal Grossman, and currently studies with Timothy Schwarz at Rowan University.

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September 30, 2019
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Vivian L.

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Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Are you looking for a teacher who is experienced, passionate, creative, hardworking, supportive and caring? Who can connect with students, build and maintain personal relationships?

Are you looking for a certified professional educator who knows how to work with you in order to meet your specific needs, to make you feel motivated and to master your language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing?

Whatever your goals are, I will help you reach them by providing you with a personalized learning plan and interactive, engaging and effective lessons.

I am an experienced language teacher and have been teaching professionally for more then 25 years. I teach all levels of French and Russian and during my career I have taught students of different ages and various nationalities.
In my teaching
• I design each lesson based on your immediate and practical needs, your individual learning style, as well as your interests

About Tatiana

About me
I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. Currently I live in in the USA in the state of Oregon. I have been interested in languages since I was a child. I have discovered the beauty of French language and since then never stop loving it! My personal interests are in Russian and French culture, literature, music, songs, films and art. A knowledge of Russian, French and English give me a full access to all these areas of interest in the original language. I would love to share my expertise with you!

Education
- Bachelor degree in French from Moscow State Pedagogical
University
- Masters of French and Russian language and literature from
Portland Start University
- Oregon Secondary Teaching Certification

Experience
- In my professional life I have worked with Russian Opera


singers in preparation for performance in French operas
- Have worked as a French-Russian translator for the European
Union
- Taught French at the Moscow State Conservatory
- Tutored US diplomats in Russian
- Was a French and Russian instructor at Portland State
University
For the past 25 years I have worked as a French teacher in international schools in Pakistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Germany and Belgium. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring an IB Russian. In my 8 +years of teaching IB French and Russian, I have never had a student score below a five, with the vast majority earning an exam grade of six or seven.

Languages Russian - native speaker
French - fluent
English - fluent
Spanish - conversational

I have studied and learned several languages so I know what it’s like to learn a language, what difficulties, challenges and obstacles you encounter and, how to overcame them. I can teach you some tricks to learning languages that can shorten your journey to fluency, and help you feel a sense of achievement as you reach your potential.

Whether your goal is to learn important phrases for an upcoming trip, prepare for an important school exam, or to develop language proficiency join me for an exciting journey of learning languages and cultures in a challenging but welcoming, warm and non-stressful environment.

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I was born and raised in the Loire Valley of France (the "Valley of the Kings"), where the purest form of French is spoken. Contrary to what you may have been told by other teachers, the accent learned in Paris is harsh and jarring to most people, much like the New York City accent sounds rough to most Americans. But, having also lived in Paris for 22 years, I can teach that accent, too, if that is what you prefer.

In my numerous years of teaching French I have brought many students to complete fluency using the unique, proprietary teaching method I developed.

I teach a full range of students: from complete beginners, to people preparing for travel, to university professors needing assistance in book translations.

To keep lessons interesting and fun, I always connect real-life situations to what you are learning, so the information sticks and is easily recalled. I also touch on the etymology of words and how English and French are frequently interrelated. This is a great way for ...

About Eric

I was born and raised in the Loire Valley of France (the "Valley of the Kings"), where the purest form of French is spoken. I have a passion for the French language as well as for teaching.

To keep lessons interesting and fun, I always connect real-life situations to what you are learning, so the information sticks and is easily recalled.

Throughout my teaching career I have taught more than 500 students in France, the UK, and the USA. I have lived in Florida for the past 10 years.

I am an avid writer, enjoying the metaphorical nature of French, and I have an extensive background in French literature.

Contrary to what you may have been told by other teachers, the accent learned in Paris is harsh and jarring to most people, much like the New York City accent sounds crude to most Americans. But, having also lived in Paris for 22

years, I can teach that accent, too, if that is what you prefer.

In my numerous years of teaching French I have brought many students to complete fluency using the unique, proprietary teaching method I developed. All along your learning process I will give you key points to focus on that, when implemented, I guarantee will bring you to fluency.

I teach a full range of students: from complete beginners, to people preparing for travel, to American high school French teachers wanting to enhance their understanding of the language, to university professors needing assistance in book translations.

To keep lessons interesting and fun, I always connect real-life situations to what you are learning, so the information sticks and is easily recalled.

My ultimate reward will be seeing you progress in your understanding of French and your confidence in speaking it. Let's begin your journey now!
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