Diane Chehab

Diane C.

San Francisco, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
French is my second language, but often feels as it if were the first, as I have speaking it for so many years on an everyday and professional basis. My grammar is excellent, as I learned the rules in junior high school in the Paris suburbs (grammar is an important part of French schooling). I edited a 240-page scholarly book, De La Case A La Villa (published 2014), and I gave private lessons.
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Diane teaches



Diane delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

Bonjour! Hello!
I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.
My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high school diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood, and I love learning, even if by now it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.
As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.

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Senior consultant
Oct 2015 - Present

ESSACA is the first architecture school in Cameroon. The first class (Master's degree) graduated in November, 2015. My current (part-time) duties include social media management, international relations, planning English-language and project/firm management classes.

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Project/Portfolio Manager
May 2010 - Sep 2015
NYCHA (NY City Housing Authority

I managed IT projects, in particular the Digital Van program, which is still going strong. This is a mobile computer labs program, offering Internet access and training residents in digital media. The vans were featured in the media several times, and a photo is included in the sociology textbook, "Essentials of Sociology 5E" by Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum, Carr (2014).

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MBA (concentration in Finance)
Aug 2002 - Aug 2005
Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
Sep 1976 - Jun 1980
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris,


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

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240-page book in French, "De La Case A La Villa," edited and proofread.


6 Reviews

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Daria Jan 19, 2018
French · Online

Jimmy Dec 9, 2017
French · Online

She was really thorough and kind! I feel like I will learn a lot from her!

Heidi Oct 31, 2017
French · Online

Wendy Sep 24, 2017
French · Online

Matthew G. Sep 11, 2017
French · In studio

Diane instructs our 13 y.o. son in French once a week. He loves his weekly French lesson with Diane! Diane is a super teacher, and she has great rapport with our son. We strongly recommend Diane, if you want to take French lessons!

Cassandra Jul 9, 2017
French · In studio

Diane is awesome! She meets you at whatever level you are at and truly cares about getting you to your language goals!

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