Amandine Bollinger

Amandine B.

Philadelphia, PA

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Amandine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
September 2008

I am a French native and have been tutoring since I moved to Britain to be a French Assistant in a great middle/high school six years ago. I studied linguistics and English in France and ended up with a Master's in theatre (which is the other side of me).

When I tutor, I always think of the English assistants I used to have at school, I learned so much more with them because they were fun, knew their country very well and could tell us about what was going on there (we listened to music, watched videos, read books and even performed in mini plays we had to write!). I try to emulate this. I am convinced that getting to know the culture of a country is tremendously helpful when it comes to learning a language. It is like Mary Poppins' magic syrup, one spoonful of culture will help swallow the sometimes bitter rules of grammar. I say "sometimes" because they are not bitter for everyone, I fell in love with grammar in elementary school and completed all the exercises from the Bled (a French grammar book) instead of playing outside. Believe me, my bases are rock solid.

I live in Center City and would prefer meeting students there. I do not have a designated space for tutoring but I am pretty flexible (some students like meeting in cafes, some at their house, I don't really mind). I also do a lot of lessons online through Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout.
If you are interested or need more info, please do not hesitate to contact me (you can ask me a question before booking.)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Experience

Private Tutor
Sep 2009 - Present
Freelance

I have been tutoring in England and in the US since 2009.

French Assistant
Sep 2008 - Jul 2009
Thomas Alleyne's High School, Uttoxeter

I taught as a French Assistant for a year mainly helping high school students prepare their A levels but also giving classes to middle school students.

Education

Deug LinguisticsFLE/English
Sep 2006 - Jul 2008
UFR SLHS Besan�§on

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

19 Reviews

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Amy Feb 10, 2017
French · Online

Amandine is great at explanations and listening to you so she can help direct your progress. Also provides very helpful links to build your practice in between lessons.

Christa Sep 16, 2016
French · In studio

Ama took the time to learn about my interests so that she can help me learn to speak and write with proficiency. She is smart and enthusiastic and I am thrilled with my lesson. I highly recommend her if you plan to study French!

Christa Sep 16, 2016
French · In studio

Ama is an effective teacher--I am exited to continue working with her!

Phyllis S. Sep 2, 2016
French · In home

Very positive first impression. I plan to work with her as long as it takes to establish a degree of confidence with the French language.

Elizabeth B. Aug 31, 2016
French · Online

Great energy, very positive, encouraging, engaging yet professional and very informative. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Francoise Elise Jun 10, 2016
French · Online

Its great to have a personal tutor like Amandine. She works best with french conversation pertinent to every day life.

Janice F. May 17, 2016
French · Online

I am very happy with the lesson I had with Ama. I think this is going to work out better than I thought. Can't wait for my next lesson and she sent me many things to work on for next weeks lesson.

Autumn P. Apr 27, 2016
French · Online

She is amazing! She takes her time and works with you at a speed. I would recommend her to anyone learning or just wanting to brush up on their French

Sarah A. Apr 27, 2016
French · Online

Amandine was punctual and an extremely nice person and very helpful and I look forward to continuing my French meson with her.

Acacia D. Apr 13, 2016
French · Online

First lesson down and I am really looking forward to many more. Amandine is very friendly and encouraging.

Debbie S. Mar 23, 2016
French · Online

With Amandine I have made great progress. She has cooperated with me and my goals in every way and always goes the extra mile for me. I enjoy our lessons and getting to know her.

Sina Mar 16, 2016
French · Online

Amandine is an excellent teacher! She is engaging and very helpful. She has provided me with many useful tips and I feel that my French is improving. I like that she is very patient and she can explain in both French and English very well. Great experience!

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Alisa Yang Feb 26, 2016
French · Online

I really enjoyed my lesson with Amandine! She is super friendly and easy to talk to. She seems to have a wide knowledge and understanding of language acquisition and really seeks to meet the student where they are in their personal language learning goals. I look forward to future lessons with her and definitely recommend her.

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Cameron Pierre K. Feb 2, 2016
French · Online

Cameron is nine years old and can get shy and/or overwhelmed, but got over both very quickly with Amandine and was very excited about how much he learned just in his first lesson! Looking forward to the next one.

Debbie S. Nov 23, 2015
French · Online

J'aime beaucoup Amadine! This lesson was exactly what I had hoped for. I know I can accomplish my goals with her! Merci, Amadine.

Charles Hardy Aug 12, 2015
French · In studio

Amandine brings flexibility and enthusiasm to her personalized lessons. She and I together structured a program which meets my interests, and makes me feel that I am accomplishing great progress in the French language. -Chuck Hardy

Michael Gallagher Jul 27, 2015
French · In studio

Amandine has a great enthusiasm for her language and culture. I f you want to improve your conversation skills in French, Amandine can converse about many topics. With her fluency in English, she can quickly help you learn the correct French expressions to effectively communicate in a more natural way.

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Nancy Pasquier Jul 8, 2015
French · Online

Amandine is very positive and helpful, and she brings a lot of enthusiasm to an online lesson.

Jin A K. Jun 27, 2015
French · In studio

It was great. I think I can improve French a lot with her.

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