Natalie Amgott

Natalie A.

Tucson, AZ
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Lesson Details

Accent Reduction

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With accent reduction lessons, I will help you increase your confidence in English by working on difficult sounds and intonation with you. I also teach you words and expressions that will help you in daily conversations, in e-mails, and in the workplace.
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About

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

Teaching since:
August 2014

Hello, bonjour, hola! I'm Natalie and I've been tutoring for eight years and formally teaching for four years. I've loved helping students meet their goals in French, English, and Spanish, and I look forward to helping you.

I hold a B.A. in French and Chinese and an M.A. in French Linguistics, both from University of Florida. Currently, I am a first year PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. As such, I am truly centered on helping you achieve your language goals from traveling abroad to passing a language test to communicating in your work or school environment. My flexibility and enthusiasm coupled with individualized lesson plans will help increase your confidence in communicating in other language(s).

I'm dedicated to help you becoming bilingual or proficient for travel needs in another language. Bilingualism not only makes you smarter, as you have to learn to switch in between languages and inhibit one while using the other, it also makes you less likely to get Alzheimer's or dementia (New York Times, 2012). So what are you waiting for? Let's get you on your language learning journey today! Bon voyage! Buen viaje!

Note: I will be co-leading and teaching a study abroad program in Paris this summer (June-July), so will have slightly different availability and will be 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time (9 hours ahead of Pacific). Please contact me if you're interested in lessons and we will find a time that works for you!

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Experience

French Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present
University of Arizona

Design curriculum and teach French to college students at University of Arizona (French 202). Co-lead and teach U of A's study abroad program in Paris (French 301, 302, 310, 320).

French Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
Trinity Preparatory School

French teacher at junior high and high school levels.

French Instructor
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Alliance Française de Gainesville

French Instructor with an immersion approach for adult classes.

ESL Instructor
Jun 2015 - May 2016
University of Florida: English Language Institute

Instructor of English as a Second Language for adults at the University of Florida: Listening/Speaking, Reading/Writing, Grammar, and TOEFL classes

Adjunct Professor of French
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Flagler College

Adjunct Professor of French Level 1. Started Flagler College's French program.

Education

PHD Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Arizona
M.A. French Linguistics
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
University of Florida
B.A. In French & Chinese; minor Anthropology
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

AP French
Jun 2016
College Board

AP Summer Institute - Certified to teach AP French

English 6-12th grades
May 2015
Florida Department of Education

French K-12th grades
Apr 2015
Florida Department of Education

Awards

Excellence in Teaching French
May 2018
University of Arizona

Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Aug 2016

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.

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American Association of Teachers of French
Aug 2016

The AATF is the only professional association devoted exclusively to the needs of French teachers at all levels. The mission of the AATF is to advance the study of the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures both in schools and in the general public. Membership is open to anyone interested in the teaching of French who is over the age of 18.

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Photos & Videos

Clip of teaching French adjective agreement, pronunciation, and placement for Take Lessons. Featured in Take Lessons promotional video.
How I use a planned Google Document as a live textbook for you to annotate during and after class! [Video created by Take Lessons]
When I'm not teaching, I love to travel and explore nature.

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59 Reviews

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Peter T. Aug 13, 2018
French · Online

Good intro lessson; looking forward to the next one.

Lauren A. Aug 7, 2018
French · Online

Michelle Jul 28, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

She is punctual, well-prepared, efficient during lessons (she writes points and comments online so I can review after class), flexible, supportive, and fun teacher. I highly recommend her lessons!!

John M. Jul 1, 2018
French · Online

Clarissa May 22, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

My first class was great! Natalie is a very good at what she does and understands very well my goals.

Yernar May 20, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Well prepared lessons. Good insights.

Juliana May 4, 2018
French · Online

I have been learning French with Natalie for a month and a half already and I am very grateful for her knowledge, kindness, flexibility and excellent teaching skills. Her private and group lessons are prepared and organized with objectives, explanations, examples, links to external materials and homework so you can study on your own. She makes her classes super fun and interesting, I learn a lot.
Besides my weekly private class with Natalie, I take several group classes with her and other teachers... Natalie is my favorite, I highly recommend her!!

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Paloma Apr 15, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Alexandra L. Apr 9, 2018
Spanish · Online

Natalie is a fantastic Spanish teacher! She comes to every lesson well-prepared and enthusiastic about teaching. I've taken 5 classes with her and already learned so much. I highly recommend taking Spanish with Natalie!

Juliana Mar 15, 2018
French · Online

Michael Mar 2, 2018
French · Online

Very organized and information packed lesson.

Lauren A. Jan 25, 2018
French · Online

Helene (. Jan 22, 2018
English · Online

Great experience. Natalie is very good at getting the best out of her student.

Eric Jan 22, 2018
French · Online

Lauren Jan 4, 2018
French · Online

Natalie is an amazing teacher! My son (12) was really struggling in French, but since working with Natalie he's doing so much better and feels much more confident in his studies. She is very organized with her lesson plans, keeps me posted on how he's doing, and my son really enjoys working with her. We're very fortunate to be working with her.

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Ting Dec 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

Natalie is a very precise teacher and funny one too. She is always very calm. The lessons I took in Spanish are amazing. Not only I learn Spanish but I also have fun.

Ting Dec 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

Hani Oct 26, 2017
French · Online

Great help. Very supportive. Look forward to the next lesson

Extraordinary C. Oct 1, 2017
Spanish · Online

Very Efficient class. Natalie is well-prepared by showing up on time and utilized every minute in the 30-minute class.

Douglas K. Sep 6, 2017
Spanish · Online

Naofumi SUgimoto Aug 27, 2017
TOEFL · Online

Hongmei T. Aug 16, 2017
French · Online

she was so good

Archana B. Aug 14, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Keith Aug 9, 2017
Spanish · Online

I very much enjoyed my first lesson and I look forward to learning and growing my Spanish language skills

Lilian S. Aug 8, 2017
ESL · Online

Natalie worked with me to improve my score on the TOELF test, and I did. My grade went from 23 to 29 (almost perfect ) on the listening part. I improved a lot on the speaking part of the test. All of this was done in just two months. My speaking skills have improved a lot and people don't ask me twice what i am saying. Natalie has been very professional.She always prepares the classes on advance. I always get my topics before the class begins. Now we are working on my writing skills, so i can be ready for graduate school. I recommend Natalie very much.

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Hongmei T. Aug 1, 2017
French · Online

she was so good.

Hongmei T. Jul 31, 2017
French · Online

She is good good good

Larry Jul 30, 2017
Spanish · Online

Natalie is very fluent, patient, and upbeat when conducting our lessons.
She is also well organized and prepared.
Although this is difficult, she is making the learning experience very pleasant.

Aida Jarrett Jul 28, 2017
ESL · Online

She is an excellent teacher , I like the lessons with her.

Su Jul 28, 2017
French · Online

Great energy, very prepared and super responsive!!! Highly recommended!

Larry Jul 10, 2017
Spanish · Online

Very informative and pleasant

Hongmei T. Jul 9, 2017
French · Online

I like her a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Larry Jul 9, 2017
Spanish · Online

Natalie was very patient and gave me excellent feedback to address my particular language goals

Hongmei T. Jul 8, 2017
French · Online

She is so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hongmei T. Jul 7, 2017
French · Online

She is so good! She teaches sooooooo many ages

Esteban delValle Jul 7, 2017
Spanish · Online

Hongmei T. Jul 6, 2017
French · Online

She just did better than ever!Did she practice?

Hongmei T. Jul 5, 2017
French · Online

She was awesome!

Aida Jarrett Jul 3, 2017
ESL · Online

She is an excellent teacher

Hongmei T. Jul 3, 2017
French · Online

She is such a good teacher!

minji S. Jul 2, 2017
English · Online

The materials she provides are very helpful to me.Thank you Natalie.^^

Lauren A. Jun 30, 2017
French · Online

Lauren A. Jun 30, 2017
French · Online

Eric Jun 30, 2017
French · Online

minji S. Jun 26, 2017
English · Online

Sharon Jun 18, 2017
Spanish · In home

She is so nice, she tries so hard to make things fun! I recommend this teacher.

Ting Jun 6, 2017
Spanish · Online

This is the best instructor ever she is funny, nice,and great at making you learn spanish.

Krysia Jun 1, 2017
French · Online

Excellent teacher. Well prepared, great memory, makes the class personal, listens to what you want/need. Patient. All around great!

Krysia May 24, 2017
French · Online

Excellent teacher! Prepared and professional! Looking forward to more classes with her!

S L. May 24, 2017
French · Online

Lilian S. May 16, 2017
ESL · Online

Nataly was very helpful in our first session. She took the time and prepared the class so we she could design the rest of the classes. She also was very patient and and very professional.

Ting May 12, 2017
Spanish · Online

Orkido K. May 7, 2017
English · Online

Dylan May 2, 2017
French · In home

Natalie was a major motivator in my choice to continue studying French. I stumbled upon her when my confidence in my abilities were low. Thanks to Natalie I am continuing my pursuit in the mastery of the language. She loves what she does and she does it with immense passion.

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Onelia Apr 29, 2017
French · In home

Very helpful teacher who helped me re-learn French after many years of being away from it. She was very patient and fit lessons to my specific needs with creative solutions. She has my highest recommendation.

Jordin Patten Apr 24, 2017
French · In studio

Natalie is an outstanding instructor! She is engaging and makes learning enjoyable. She goes above and beyond to make sure that her students learn the material and is incredibly patient and understanding when students have difficulties and challenges. She also uses authentic material and strives to make classes interesting and relevant to the students. She has a strong command in her subject areas and she demonstrates this in her teaching style at all times. She is professional, but also personable and easy to connect with. Highly recommended!

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Wei Apr 20, 2017
ESL · In studio

Natalie is a great teacher who not only teach the knowledge but also inspires students' interested in learning language. I was honored to be her students and proud of her. Under her instruction, I made a great improvement in listening and speaking English, which helps me a lot in my graduate program. I very appreciate her inspiration and teaching.

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Tanisha Apr 17, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Natalie was an awesome spanish tutor! I learned so much from her during our sessions. She teaches in a way that makes it easy to understand. With her help I was able to do exceptionally well, and I passed my spanish course!

Ibrahim Apr 17, 2017
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She is the best instructor I have met. She is an excellent teacher for accent reduction and linguistics.

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