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Jacqueline G.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jacqueline G.

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students including at most local Bay Area schools as well as many out-of-state. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students at all levels including beginners, AP students, and adult learners. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with a

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Gwen
Jacqueline is helping my daughter prep for Le Grand Concours. Jacqueline has an excellent methodical approach and we look forward to her help beyond the exam as my daughter works to improve her French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
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I started taking lessons from Jacqueline in person but have moved to online during the shutdown. I'm 66 and have taken some formal french courses but my conversational skills are lacking. It is often difficult finding a teacher that can be effective with someone in my age group. Jacqueline has been excellent at getting me to converse, improving my pronunciation, and working on my comprehension and grammar. We generally meet once a week but I would recommend more often.
Janis
Our family has found Jacqueline to be an awesome tutor for our high school daughter. Not only is she kind, thorough and patient, but Jacqueline always makes it a point to find out what the local high school teachers are teaching and what methods they're using. She has a very friendly and approachable manner and loves what she teaches.
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Helen M.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, French
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Helen M.

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I've been teaching French for 11 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, study abroad in French speaking countries, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I typically use the living language books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and can't wait to meet you!

About Helen

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and

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Sheila
Continue to enjoy Russian with Helen. She has patience and breaks down the language so that it's understandable and easier to grasp.
Kerry
Milo liked her French lesson very much. Thank you Helen!
Sheila
Lessons continue to go well. Learning more each week. Helen continues to be patient with me, guiding me along.
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Philippe F.

92 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Master Business Administration from Schiller International University., Paris-France
  • Teaching since 2005
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Philippe F.

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I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis, as well as in group setting. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whose levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress. I emphasis speaking over all. I measure progress on a regular basis, so as to adjust myself to the students strengths and helping the student to reach the assigned goal.

About Philippe

Born, educated and raised in France. Dual US/French citizen Summary of Skills: Experience developing and providing instructions in French language Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking a

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Alexandra Santulli
I have taken French and Italian with Philippe and it has been a great experience. He provides helpful resources and focuses on functional, realistic conversations. He has helped me improve my language skills in a non-stressful manner.
Allison
Mr Fadi is very welcoming and professional. Our first lesson was conducted at my pace and the course outline was discussed. He provides multiple resources to aid in learning and really cares about understanding the language versus regurgitating phrases. I look forward to working with him!
Anne
I can highly recommend Phillippe. He is a pleasure to have discussions with in order to practice speaking and offers many many different resources to help. He does this all without causing anxiety or pressure on the student learning. He is patient and very kind
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Junia M.

58 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Junia M.

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Discover how to speak dramatically better French with the best, qualified, native-speaking teacher. I offer comprehensive French lessons focusing on more than just grammar and vocabulary. My French language lessons cover useful topics like ‘Life abroad’ so you can learn to speak confidently in any situation. Private classes & small groups with discounts are available. Flexible learning to fit your busy schedule. I will take you from learning a language to living a language. Start your journey to learn French off on the right foot today.

About Junia

My name is Junia and I'm highly motivated and enthusiastic with outstanding teaching experience. Able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons that will help you learn in a fun environment. I hold an Advanced National Tutor Certificate, proficient in a plethora of teaching expertise, possess an excellen

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Janice C.
Our 1st lesson was amazing! Junia is so passionate about teaching
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Always enjoy my lessons with Junia.
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Jennifer W.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jennifer W.

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Due to my enthusiasm for Foreign languages, I am fluent in French and can read Russian, German, and Spanish. French was my minor and chemistry was my major. I was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society based on my achievements in the fields of chemistry and French. I have also enhanced my fluency in French by traveling abroad, including residing in France at the University of Poitiers as well as traveling abroad to Paris, Brussels, and Calais. I look forward to spreading my enthusiasm for foreign languages to others.

About Jennifer

Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US A

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Excellent instructor...Jennifer.
Haliah E.
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
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Elsa M.

69 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Elsa M.

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I've been teaching French since 2014 and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral production. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Elsa

Hi there! My name is Elsa Mucyo and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016 complemented by over 6 years of teaching experience.. I began m

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Laura Nash
Elsa is awesome. She is a native speaker and shares the nuances of French as it is actually spoken and not just as it is taught. She is friendly and upbeat and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. I can't recommend her enough!
Inna
Elsa has been great with teaching both of my daughters. She is very energetic and has a lot of positive approaches with both a 5 and a 8 year old. She caters the lessons to each level and skill set. My kids always look forward to her classes.
Erika
I can say without hesitation that Elsa is the most professional and pleasant teacher that I have ever worked with. She is very customer service oriented, efficient, and flexible if you have a specific goal in mind.

My teenage daughter looks forward to the class and always ends the session with a smile on her face. She has fun with Elsa while she is learning. Win win!

I highly recommend French Encore!

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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $120 per hour.
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"Jean-Luc has a lot of tools to help you learn French. He is patient and listens well which helps you correct your mistakes. If you are trying to learn French as I am I would recommend Jean-Luc."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"My wife and I had a wonderful time with Evelyne! She was very friendly and accommodating. Her lessons were creative and engaging. It was such a pleasure to begin our pursuit to learn French with Evelyne."
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Excellent instruction tailored to appropriate level. Great exercises for improving speaking and listening skills. Highly recommend."
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Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"David was super approachable and very nice. I look forward to more lessons with him."
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Took French lessons from David M.
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"I am an intermediate level student, mostly self-taught looking to fill in the gaps of my learning and improve both my written and oral expression. I have very much appreciated Soleine's flexibility, and her ability to diagnose and prescribe exercises for my weaknesses.

As a native speaker, I also enjoy collateral cultural learnings, as well as her ability to serve as a reality check on the utility of expressions I have learned elsewhere."
John
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"Elsa is so helpful and patient. She would always make sure that I was comfortable with the learning pace and regularly asked me what worked for me and what didn't. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking to learn French."
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"My daughter is enjoying learning French so much more since she started working with Zach!"
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Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Elsa is a really wonderful teacher. I have improved with my French and always excited for our next lesson."
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"Roman is incredibly well organized, thorough in his explanations, and his instruction seems very targeted toward my goal. Highly recommend!"
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