Bénédicte Thoraval
Brooklyn, NY
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Bénédicte Thoraval

Bénédicte T.

Brooklyn, NY
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Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching French, my native language, and French Literature for over 9 years. My background in Art and Publishing gives me a unique approach and allows me to develop methodologies that I can adapt to your needs and expectations.
Preparation to exams, refresher trainings or just learning French as a hobby, I would be glad to help you the best that I can.
I am enthusiastic, approachable and a great listener, thus I would be happy to take any questions you may have!

About Bénédicte T.

I have a Master Degree in Fine Art (ENSBA, Lyon, France) and a Master Degree in Art Publishing (University Jean-Monnet, Saint Etienne, France).

I started teaching French and Literature at the same time I was working in a Publishing House specialized in Social Sciences in Paris. When I moved in South of France, I taught more regularly to teenagers and young adults and worked as Associate Curator for an artist-run space.
I am trained to teach French, French Literature and Art.
I have taught French for over nine years. Recently I have moved to New York and I have completed my curriculum by teaching to kids in an After School. My different activities in Art and Culture improved my teaching skills. My artist practice helped me to develop a visual way to stimulate your memory.

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Ingrid
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I've been working on my French weekly with Bene for the past couple months. It's been a lovely experience so far. Her classes have really helped me discover the French language and culture in a new way.

Bene is a very patient, creative, and dedicated teacher, and she's done an amazing job tailoring classes around my personal language goals. Every class, we work on expanding my vocabulary, improving conversational fluency and reading comprehension, with a bit of grammar practice built it as well.

I'd highly recommend Bene as a French tutor!

Posted Mar 19, 2020
Oscar
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Bénédicte is a very patient, dedicated, and empathetic teacher. It was a pleasure to learn from her!

Posted Mar 18, 2020
Hedwig
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Smart, very experienced and super encouraging Instructor! Highly recommend Bénédicte!

Posted Mar 18, 2020

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Experience

Private Teacher and Tutor in French and French Literature
Sep 2011 - Present

Free-lance and with Acadomia, Complétude, Lauréat

Associate Curator and Communication Officer
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

Metaxu, artist-run space,Toulon (France)

Communication tasks including: social media, flyer design, copy, art foundation workshops Curation tasks including: selection of artists, scenography design

Ushers Assistant Manager
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017

Theater Liberté, Scène nationale,Toulon (France)

Publisher, Paris,Toulon (France)
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014

Freelance

Workshop Teacher
Mar 2013 - Aug 2013

Art Exprim Association, Paris (France)

Publishing Assistant, Vendémiaire
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011

Vendémiaire, publishing house specialized in Social Sciences, Paris (France)

Education

MFA Art Book Publishing
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne (France)

MFA Art
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010

ENSBA, Lyon (France)

Erasmus Exchange
Mar 2009 - Aug 2009

Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, HGB, Leipzig (Germany)

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

FRENCH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Programme Suite
Sep 2018

Grant for the Metaxu, CNAP, Paris (France)

Aide individuelle à la création
Sep 2016

DRAC, Marseille (France)

Affiliations

Brooklyn Arts Council
Mar 2016
Brooklyn Arts Council's mission is to act as a coordinating, educational, and service organization to promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, and practices of the arts through public educational and cultural activities, and to provide support and services to artists and arts organizations. We are the arts council for the borough of Brooklyn. We bring leadership and energy to every part of Brooklyn’s arts scene, supporting and connecting it all. It doesn’t matter where you fit into the arts—artist, audience member, participant, venue, educator or supporter—we want you to create and experience the arts in every neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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