Isabelle Schram

Isabelle S.

Cincinnati, OH

About Isabelle S.

Isabelle teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 1985
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (9-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment. In fact I have worked in-countries and remotely with people located in France, Poland, India, Canada, Guatemala and Brazil. I speak some Spanish and German, and that might help you as well, depending on your background. I am happy to add a cultural dimension to the language support. For Life Coaching lessons, I draw from my experience and best practices. I will share simple yet highly effective tips and approaches to help you meet your needs.

For best results; I recommend 2 (two) 45-minute sessions per week.

Happy to start any time soon. THX for visiting my profile. Questions welcome!
Isabelle

Photos and Videos

Celebrating 2014 Homecoming with our son.

Experience

French & ESL Private Tutor and Life Coach!

May 2014 - Present
TakeLessons.com

I have been providing private lessons one-on-one and to small groups (up to 3) in French and English as Second Language. I have been enjoying every single lesson and so have my students. Actually my students have become best friends! The key being that I adapt totally to their needs. My greatest reward is to see their immense progress. My Life Coaching practice is rooted in my broad experience as wife, mother of 2 very successful children and senior executive in the corporate world. I have had the opportunity to work with people of all ages and cultures in the USA and abroad. I can't wait to share my experience to help you meet your goals.

Sr. Manager

Jan 1991 - Apr 2014
Capgemini France and America

I developed Contract Management Services for Capgemini worldwide which included setting up the processes and building up in-countries teams.

Director, Professional Services

Nov 2003 - Jul 2007
Convergys

I was responsible for leading call center assessments and developing improvement road maps and business cases.

Education

Master's Degree in Management

Sep 1983 - Jun 1988
Ecole de Management de Grenoble, France

Pre-Business Classe Préparatoire HEC

Sep 1983 - Jun 1985
Lycée Chatelet, Douai -France

Languages Spoken

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

French Baccalaureate in FRANCE

Jun 1983
Lycee Beaudimont, Arras France

Being born and raised in France, I went to school in France; received my baccalaureate there, and graduated from Grad School in France too.

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14 Reviews on Isabelle S.

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Laura Aug 25, 2016
ESL · Online
isabelle is an absolute great ESL teacher. She has helped me tremendously improve my English, through every-day life exercises and conversations. Now people tell me that my English is so much better and I am able to discuss with doctors, nurses, mechanics for my car, etc...She is teaching me also a lot about the American culture and behaviors. I highly recommend Isabelle.
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Abi Jul 22, 2016
French · In studio
Isabelle is teaching French to my 11 year old daughter and our experience has been excellent. My daughter was previously taking group lessons somewhere else and was not making as much progress as we had hoped. Working with Isabelle our daughter feels a lot more motivated to learn the language. Isabelle has also always been very professional, punctual and friendly.
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Stephanie Jun 18, 2016
French · Online
I've had 2 lessons now with Isabelle, and have found her to be exceedingly patient and a wonderful teacher. It's been nearly 20 years since my last French class, but she finds ways to review old concepts and introduce new ones through fun conversational and reading exercises. I highly recommend her!
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Maureen Oct 28, 2015
French · In studio
My son hated French when he first stared working with Isabelle. He liked her immediately, however, and is now enjoying French, as well. His grade in the class has improved significantly. As a parent, I have found her to be very pleasant and easy to work with - she is flexible with scheduling and making adjustments when conflicts arise. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn French!
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EMMANUELLE A. Jul 13, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
Mademoiselle Schram is intuitive to the student’s needs as a learner of the French language. In the beginning and as one continues with studying she will ask what interest one has in the French language and tailor lessons in accordance to goals and French studies. Always there is a thread of excitement in relaying information and teaching that only an instructor that loves what he or she does…is able to convey to and through the student. There is a wonderful level of comfort one derives from being in Mademoiselle Schram’s presence that acts as an impetus of flow for easygoing and interesting learning, instruction, and information. Also, she is clear in pronunciation of French and will continually break down words that one may have trouble when listening with a foreign ear and speaking by imitation and repetition. Mademoiselle Schram is elegant of manner, intellect, and “je ne sais quoi” (uniqueness) of a French woman that incorporates well into study and overall learning. She is able to answer questions regarding culture and mannerisms of French people and way of life succinctly. She is exceedingly patient when one asks questions and always responds with a ready compelling answer. Mademoiselle Schram guides one as a student successfully by being perceptive in incorporating, suggesting, referencing French learning aids, websites, and or other instructional devices that take a student’s level of learning French to another level. She is precise and consistently responsible in meeting at the exact time set for learning no matter where a student is in the world. She is constantly present and focused in the time allotted for French learning. She is also well prepared beforehand with every instruction which offers a smooth flowing transition from one aspect of french to the next. Mademoiselle Schram does not disappoint…if anything she delivers…and delivers the entirety of French exceedingly well. Thank you always Mademoiselle Schram for all of the knowledge you impart. Ainsi, J’aime Mademoiselle Schram. Merci beaucoup!
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Wendy S. May 7, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons with Isabelle for five weeks. I have been learning a lot while working with her. I like that I feel free to ask questions about everyday expressions and complex grammatical discussions. I would recommend Isabelle to any one wanting to learn French at any level.
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Myron P. Mar 1, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
I am so happy to have found a teacher like Isabelle for French! I would recommend her to teach you and really, anyone French in a heartbeat!

I have had 7 sessions with her so far and each one has been exactly what I am looking for to learn French. My goals for French are pretty ambitious and I am confident that Isabelle can get me there over the next year of lessons. If you are looking for an instructor who has the skill, patience and experience to help you obtain your goals, you will find no better language instructor than Isabelle!

She really is amazing, schedule your lesson(s) TODAY!
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sabitha R. Nov 5, 2014
Isabelle has an understanding of various cultures and has exposure to languages. That makes her a very patient person, very interested in understanding other person's needs and providing them with what they are looking for through her classes. With the professionalism she brings, I am sure she will make a difference to the students and helps them achieve what they are looking for.
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James N. Nov 5, 2014
French · Online
Verified Student
Our family just recently returned to the U.S. after spending three years in France as expatriates. Naturally, we wish our eight year old daughter to continue improving and building upon her French skills. Isabelle has been terrific. She is friendly and has been easy to work with. As a native French speaker, she is the ideal choice to tutor our daughter. Living in the same time-zone has been a real plus, too. Merci!
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Allie C. Nov 3, 2014
I had the opportunity to receive some French lesson from Isabelle. She is a great teacher. Isabelle accommodates the lessons according to your needs, makes a great deal of emphasis on correct pronunciation an writing. I really enjoyed learning French with her.