Marc Snyder

Marc S.

Wexford, PA

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Levels Taught:
High School, College
Students will learn how to write, evaluate, and edit their writing. How to create source materials, and how to get a superior grade in writing. I have studied creative writing at the University of Illinois, and Stanford University. Also, I worked as a technical writer and web developer in the tech industry (Sun Microsystems).
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Marc delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 20+

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I have been teaching French at universities for 30 years and would love to share my passion for the language, literature, history, and culture to students. French is my first language, and I have spent many years living in French-speaking countries; I have lived in Vietnam, Lebanon, Morocco, and (of course) France.

Regardless of whether I am teaching language, civilization, or literature, my main goal is to help keep my students engaged, motivated and challenged in learning. I keep in mind that most students are not experienced world travelers and try to make what I am teaching accessible and engaging.

In teaching the French language I focus on developing conversational skills so the student will learn to speak with native competency. I have worked with students at all levels, from total beginners to doctoral candidates.

I am available most weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm, and I can travel to meet the student at a convenient location or teach online.

I look forward to working with you & helping you further your French language skills!

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Jun 2000 - Present

I teach French conversation classes in the Pittsburgh area. I also blog on French literature.

Technical Writer
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000
Sun Microsystems


Masters in French Literature
Jun 1980 - Jun 1987
Stanford University
PhD in French Literature & Western Civilization
Jun 1980 - Jun 1987
Stanford University
B.S. in French Literature
Aug 1978 - Aug 1980
University of Illinois
Lettres françaises & occitan
Sep 1976 - Sep 1977
Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


ACTFL superior rating
Aug 2007

This certifies I have native proficiency.

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