French Tutor, Instructor, Interpreter and Translator
4859 Hearthside Dr, Trinity NC 27370
International French is my native language. I am often asked by delighted fans if I pursue using my French skills even here in Charlotte, NC. Of course I do! I am grateful that I can put my French skills to good use. Here’s how:
AS A TUTOR
-HELP! Following the designated school curriculum, I can help a near failing student achieve a passing grade. I also offer remedial courses once the school year is over to ease the student into increasingly challenging material for the next grade year.
-ENRICHMENT: I can enhance your child’s ability to understand, speak and write French for personal enrichment, with a goal of pursuing student exchanges or visits to French-speaking countries.
-BORED & GIFTED: If your child is bored by the current French offering in school, and feels committed to learning and understanding French, I can motivate learning with additional and challenging material suited to the student’s capacity. Progressive conversation to achieve the desired fluency level is also provided.
-RECLAIM FLUENCY: Raised abroad, or speaking French in the home but no reading or writing skills? I can help your child reclaim fluency with creative lessons crafted for positive results.
AS A TEACHER
-HOMESCHOOLED: For many home schoolers courses can be provided to enable a child to competently transition from various School levels to College. A competent subject matter teacher is not always an easy find, especially where languages are concerned. As a native speaker, I provide the added edge for the student to succeed. I design curriculums for such students, unless a specific method has previously been chosen.
AS AN INSTRUCTOR
-‘ME’ TIME: It’s your dream to learn another language and you want to have some “me” time for yourself. If you’re seriously committed, I can teach you French! Depending on your ultimate goal, I can teach a whole “nuts and bolts” French course including grammar, verbs and tenses, oral and aural skills (pronunciation and auditory comprehension), and conversation.
-WORK-RELATED: You have a great job in a company where there is international interest. You need to learn spoken and written French in the context of your work.
AS A COACH
-ALREADY KNOW: You’ve spent some time abroad, you have already taken some course(s) in French, or you spoke it when you were “young”. If you want to refresh your skills and reclaim your fluency, I can help!
-LEAVING ON TRIP: You’re leaving in a few weeks and would like to brush up on common expressions and sentences to get you through some of the trip. Bonjour! Let’s get started!
-DEVELOPING CONVERSATION SKILLS: You’ve learned the grammar and verb tenses. However, you don’t get to speak it often and find it hard to put a proper sentence together. We can cover several topics of interest and discuss them in French in a relaxed and non-intimidating environment.
FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS
-WINE INDUSTRY / PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGES: All of you are welcome to inquire about the ability to increase your knowledge of French in specific areas particular to your industry.
I am currently tutoring at Charlotte Latin and am an approved tutor / substitute teacher at Providence Day, Charlotte Country Day and Charlotte Christian schools.
I also interpret (relating questions and answers “live” from one party to another) in the Carolinas Medical Centers system. Advanced studies were provided through Victoria Business College, Canada
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