About Mikayla S.

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Mikayla teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 2013
Last sign in: Yesterday


Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!)

My name is Mikayla and I cannot wait to meet and teach you one of my favorite languages. I have been speaking French for 10 years now and I have loved it since day one. I earned my Bachelors in French and Francophone Studies with a minor in European History from San Diego State University in 2014, lived and worked in Nîmes (south of France) and I now live in Lyon where I am working on my masters FLES ( teaching French as a second language).

I customize each lesson to my student, so you tell me what your goal is in learning French and I will create specific lessons just for you. French is just as much about language as it is culture, so we don't have to just discuss syntax and grammar but we can also talk about the differences between the two cultures and how it connects to our respective languages. And, should you like, we can talk about the history of France and its surrounding countries.

Because I live in France, it may appear that my availability isn't all that great -- please note that I am very flexible and I am certain that we could work something out. If this is the case please contact me with times you were hoping to do.

Don't hesitate with any questions !
À bientôt ! (see you soon)

Here is an article I wrote for the TakeLessons blog if you'd like to check it out ! http://takelessons.com/blog/fall-in-france-z04

Photos and Videos


Private English Tutor

Nov 2014 - Present

Private English lessons in Nimes.

Language Teaching Assistant

Oct 2014 - Present
French Government

I teach English in French elementary schools.

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Hoopes Family

Taught second grade math and science to a homeschooled 8 year old boy.

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
San Diego State Univeristy

Was teaching assistant to EUROP 101 Introduction to European History.


Diplôme Universitaire Etudes Françaises Niveau C1

Jan 2016 - May 2016
Université d'Avignon - University of Avignon

Bachelors of French and Francophone Studies

Aug 2011 - May 2014
San Diego State Univeristy

French as a Foreign Language

Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
University of Paris VIII - Vincennes-Saint-Denis

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


DALF C1 - Diplôme approfondi de la langue française

Dec 2015

Diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove French language skills to non French candidates. Levels based off of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). C1 equates to advanced proficiency with only one level above C2 which shows complete mastery and fluency.


Phi Beta Kappa

May 2014

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

Phi Kappa Phi

May 2012

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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24 Reviews on Mikayla S.

Devin A. Oct 16, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
This is our fourth week with Mikayla. As a mom, I can already tell a difference in my son's ability to make english to French connection. His confidence is up supremely in class and most importantly, he seems to be enjoying learning the language more. Working with Mikayla is something my son looks forward to weekly. Incorporating lessons with her has greatly improved my son's success in French class. I only wish we had incorporated lessons with her sooner. Extremely satisfied!!
Brittany Pryby Sep 11, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking French lessons with Mikayla for the past 10 months. She has been an excellent teacher and has tailored her lessons perfectly to fit my speed of learning and specific interests. Her lessons are clear, fun, and challenging. She is very personable and friendly, but won't hesitate to correct you on a missed liaison or forgotten conjugation. I've been living in Paris for the past 6 months and and have had my pronunciation complimented many times as a result. In addition to learning the language, she has helped me understand French culture and mannerisms to help ease the transition into a new country. I would highly recommend Mikayla as a teacher to anyone and look forward to my continued lessons with her in the future.
Aidan S. Aug 23, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
First lesson and already feeling Confident!! Totally recommend Mikayla! Great personality!!!
Brandon C. Aug 22, 2016
Grammar · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher! She is very patient and understanding.
Gina J. Jul 31, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Very patient and so easy to work with. She makes me excited to continue learning this difficult at times language! Très bien 👍🏻
Arthur S. Jun 14, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Mikayla is fabulous! Very respectful and sensitive to student's needs.I recommend her without qualification.
Peter D. Jun 5, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Great lesson - it's really great to learn French from someone that actually lives in France. I look forward to more lessons with Mikayla.
Alexandra H. May 1, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Awesome first class for my 7 year old. Looking forward to the next!
Leah Apr 28, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Mikayla is great! I really wanted someone to help me figure out a path to learn French, but also that one-on-one help to correct my pronunciation along the way. She is super nice and really patient and makes it so that it's not intimidating to try to speak French, or to make mistakes. She's awesome!
Cadence C. Mar 27, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
I'm a fourth grader (almost fifth) and am taking French soon. Today was my first day and I've already learned so much! I highly recommend Mikayla for a French tutor!
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