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Allison B.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Allison B.

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I believe that a love of learning and a love of teaching go hand in hand. Teaching and tutoring allow me to help others develop that same love of learning that drives me in my studies. I find joy in showing students that intelligence is not fixed, helping them prove to themselves that they can improve their performance in any class with hard work.

The best tutors are people who love both the subjects they tutor and the feeling of helping someone succeed. I have been speaking French for 14 years, and I love the language and culture so much that I lived in Paris for a summer! Part of my tutoring process is helping others to appreciate the language and culture as well. With words of encouragement and a non-judgmental attitude, I help students tackle tough grammar, improve pronunciation, and learn to love speaking about language.

I prepare in advance for every lesson, regardless of the topic, to ensure that I am refreshed on the subject and to develop any materials I might use ...

About Allison

Hello! I have been tutoring for 12 years, and I have a Master's degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. I love teaching, and I make sure to incorporate real-life examples into my math and science problems to help people develop an appreciation of the subjects. When tutoring French, I add elements of cu

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Claire
Allison is VERY sweet, patient and thorough! I really enjoyed working with her. I learned SO much in just one hour!! I was hesitant about taking the lessons as I've tried lessons at my local Michael's store but didn't get much out of it. One on one with Allison was the right decision. If you are just thinking about it - DO IT!!! You won't regret it. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson with Allison :)
Mizpah M.
Interactive science sessions with Allison are enjoyed by my daughter who is 10 years old, she wants me to increase the frequency of sessions with her.
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Gina G.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Gina G.

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Gina has a BA and MA in French language and literature. She is very active member of the Alliance Française of Charleston, participating in French conversation groups, French book and film clubs and other activities to promote the French language and culture. Gina has traveled and continues to travel frequently throughout France, Belgium and French-speaking Canada. She has been tutoring and teaching French since 1990 and loves to share her passion for the French language.

About Gina

Hello! I am Gina and I am a linguist with a Master’s degree in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I am a Chartered Linguist MCIL and ACIL with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK). I have been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. I teach adults, college students, high

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I give Gina a 5 star because it doesn't have a 10. She is awesome, smart, fun, and caring. I take Spanish and makes so much easier because she also speaks fluent Portuguese (my native language), and she can explain the difference between both language. I highly recommend Gina :)
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Ndeye G.

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Starting at $17
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Ndeye G.

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I provide French lessons for any type of students . Everything is up to you . You will learn a lot with me and also have fun .

About Ndeye

Hello my name is ndeye . I am currently a student in college . I came into this platform to teach French because it is my first language and I love teaching it . I am very open minded and sociable with people even if I don’t know you . So my classes are going to be fun. Don’t hesitate to contact m

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Natascha F.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Hebrew
  • BSC natural sciences from The open University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Natascha F.

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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 i

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Kylie
My daughter loved her first lesson! She came home and wanted to practice every few hours. Looking forward to her next lesson.
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.
Suzanne D.
Amazing teacher, thank you!
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Amber J.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Italian, French
  • Master of Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amber J.

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I can help you prepare for that long-awaited trip to France or help you with your French studies. I can help you read and write French. If you are a performance major needing to practice and perfect French for a role I can help you with this as well. If you have a question about how we will study-ask me- I am happy to answer.

About Amber

Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role. Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Ren

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Great teacher. Gets you started from the first lesson!
Andrew
Amber is simply the best. She has a knack for determining my level and knows how far to push me in practices and recommending homework. Her experience serves her well. She is inspiring, motivating and blunt which goes a long way because she is very directed at her constructive criticism and points that need to be improved.
Aadhav
Amber is an amazing teacher who is kind and appreciates the student. She teaches with great passion and makes the student feel the music. I could see my son progressing already and his confidence level has gone up. He shows great interest and practices more than before!
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Junia M.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Central Florida
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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 excelle

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Lindsay E.
Junia is a great teacher! She will encourage even when you can't roll those R's.
Valerie Pedraza
Junia is very professional, encouraging, and patient. We conducted our session in French only. This helped me to "absorb" the language. She also was very organized in her methodology of teaching. I look very forward to our next session (class)!
Emma
Excellent teaching. My daughter had her first lesson today and said "I now understand a whole topic in Chemistry that I haven't understood all year in school." Very clear instruction that was very helpful. Highly recommended.

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Pittsburgh is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $175 per hour.
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$54 average
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"He is a great teacher! He makes learning French fun and not so scary!!"
Dre-Anna
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"I have had a great time learning French with Marie. She is very patient and has well thought out lesson plans. I am looking forward to our next lesson."
Ryan
Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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"Marie is wonderful! I’m looking forward to working together!"
Sarah
Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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"I love working with Aliaksandra! She's personable, upbeat, but also very thorough and responsible. She's great!"
Raquel
Took French lessons from Aliaksandra P.
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"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!"
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Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"He is an excellent teacher."
Sylvia
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Diane is awesome! She meets you at whatever level you are at and truly cares about getting you to your language goals!"
Cassandra
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"Great first lesson. Our four year old's feedback "I like the teacher!" What more can I add?!"
Cecilia
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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"I enjoyed my first lesson with Aliaksandra. She put me at my ease while challenging me. The one on one is exactly what I need to improve my ability to use the language. While I have been studying on my own for quite awhile, there is no substitute for having to actually use the language. On top of all of this, Aliaksandra is personable and fun."
Ellen
Took French lessons from Aliaksandra P.
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Getting Inspired to Learn French in Pittsburgh

Learning a language takes time and dedication. While there are many books, CDs and software programs that can help you learn a new language, the best method is to study privately with a qualified teacher. A private teacher will tailor lessons to fit your ability and help to keep you motivated. A great way to advance your learning is to apply what you’ve learned by having conversations with native speakers.

If your chosen language is French, you’ve made a great choice. French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. And lucky for you, Pittsburgh is rich in French culture! The French controlled the area until it fell to the British, but even today, there is a strong French presence felt throughout the city. Today, Pittsbur

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gh is home to 30 American subsidiaries of French companies and has a large French-speaking community.

So if you live in Pittsburgh, you’ll have plenty of opportunities outside of lesson time to practice! Home to a large French community and several French societies, restaurants, and social clubs, there are plenty of opportunities for real-world practice after your French lessons in Pittsburgh.

  1. The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh was founded in 1903 and was started to encourage the study of the French language, literature and culture as well as to promote activities in education and the arts. The alliance offers a variety of social and cultural events and programs in both French and English. (http://www.afpitt.org/)

  2. Another great organization is the French Cultural Center of Pittsburgh. This volunteer organization’s goal is to welcome and entertain the French-speaking communities in Pittsburgh, and it offers education, cultural and social events where members of the community and guests can meet and mingle. (http://www.centrefrancophonedepittsburgh.org/)

  3. The Pittsburgh French Meetup Group was founded 10 years ago by a French professor in the Pittsburgh area who has been involved in the local French community for over 20 years. Started as way to help his friends learn French, the group has grown into a social club that meets at various locations in Pittsburgh for fun, conversation, and the exchange of ideas. They also offer a variety of language classes for all levels of French speakers, and most social events are free to attend. (http://www.meetup.com/FrenchLessons/)

  4. In addition to these societies and clubs, if you get hungry after your French lessons in Pittsburgh, there are a number of great opportunities to immerse yourself in French food and culture. One worth visiting is Paris 66 where authentic French cuisine and wines are served in a cozy and intimate French Bistro atmosphere. Voted “Best French Restaurant” by Pittsburgh Magazine, the food is prepared and served by their native French staff, including the chef, sommelier, and servers. The perfect place to practice ordering your meal in perfect French! (http://www.paris66bistro.com/)

Taking French lessons in Pittsburgh with a qualified teacher is only the beginning of your education. The city offers great opportunities to meet others who share your interest in the French language and culture. Make sure to practice your language skills and get out there and enjoy all that Pittsburgh has to offer!

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