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  • 13 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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great professional service very responsive and love kids enjoying Spanish lessons

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Marion Lovinger
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David D.
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I have taken Intermediate Level French Lessons with Marion from January through June 2016. Her lessons are well prepared and she is flexible with the material being covered. She is extremely punctual. My overall experience was great.

France@yours
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
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As someone who is very busy and didn't have a large window to add French lessons into my life, Sophie was there to work around my time schedule and needs and was quick to assess where my previous language skills could be foundational to learning French. With only two hour-long lessons a week, I was able to start reading novels after one year. After two years, I was able to start having business negotiations with my clients in France who were incredibly impressed with my progress. After three years, I was going to the movies by myself in Paris, understanding full dialogues with the use of subtitles. Sophie is an absolute professional with a unique understanding of the skills and lessons that suite the individual learner. I can't recommend her highly enough for anyone interested in learning French, at any level, and for any purpose. I started for business reasons, but at this point I'm entranced by the beauty of the culture and keeping up with friends I've made as a result of my new access into France.

Fun with French
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Charles V.
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I have been a student of French with Ingrid Rombaut for several years beginning at the beginner/intermediate level thru advanced. She is a very generous and knowledgeable teacher both in regard to language acquisition, literature and culture. I particularly value her knowledge of music and French popular song. I highly recommend her.

Tara's French Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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I am taking French lessons with Tara and I am really enjoying it. I initially met with Tara for lessons for my children, but after meeting with her, I decided to take lessons myself. She is friendly, caring, and patient- especially with me, someone who has zero knowledge of French. I also appreciate that Tara reminds me of the big picture; why I’m doing something for myself, and how it will enrich my life and add to the experience. Merci!

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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I have been taking Spanish lessons from Ms. Price. She is incredibly personable, knowledgeable and helpful. My Spanish skills have soared since I've started with her. Very friendly, she is an excellent teacher. She knows where weak points are and knows how to explain advanced subjects in a way which is very understandable. I am definitely going to continue lessons and I highly recommend Ms. Price to anyone who is seeking to improve their language skills.

Laurence Romaire
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jodi K.
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I wholeheartedly recommend Laurence. She's a superb French teacher. She tailors her lessons to her students' educational needs, has a wonderful teaching style and is very patient. Laurence makes learning fun by incorporating different types of media and topics into her lessons. I enjoy learning about the French while learning French. If you're looking for a French tutor, contact Laurence et en avant.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Roslyn is absolutely wonderful! She is extremely patient and has a very thoughtful teaching style. Roslyn was also very prepared for our first meeting. She took the time to research the countries that I will be visiting so that we can plan our lessons around my trip, and even brought books for us to reference. I will continue to use her services and I will definitely recommend her to friends and family.

Veronique B.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin T.
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I hired Veronique to have a conversation with me in French and she's great: easy and fun to talk with, she subtly gave me hints and suggestions on vocabulary and errors, and flexible & patient scheduling & location to meet. I hope to keep meeting with her for some time to sharpen up my French before a trip there later this year.

Eva
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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I'm very excited to learn French from Eva! I was very intimidated at first, but she's very encouraging, warm, and makes learning fun. She has a great sense of humor too! I highly recommend her!

Eric H.
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Yuki is an excellent teacher. I hired Yuki 7 months ago for Japanese lessons and have been studying with her ever since. Not only have I learned more than I expected, I have had fun while doing so. Yuki's ability to answer questions, correct mistakes and push me just enough beyond my comfort zone, all while offering encouragement and instilling confidence, creates an engaging, productive and enjoyable learning environment. In addition to her skill in teaching the language, Yuki shares a wealth of knowledge regarding Japanese culture and current events, regularly weaving this into our lessons. Many aspects of Japanese culture are reflected in how the Japanese language is used. Yuki's ability to blend language learning with cultural insight reinforces my understanding of both and provides a practical and realistic context for my developing language skills. I find this extremely valuable, especially when compared to other language learning experiences that rely primarily on exercises that are contrived and don't reflect how native speakers actually converse. One hallmark of an excellent teacher is their ability to understand and adapt to a student's needs and learning style. Yuki does this extremely well. During our very first lesson, she specifically asked what my motivation and goals are, what experience I've had with the language (if any) and how I like to learn. This was comforting and encouraging, since clearly she wanted to teach me in a way that worked well for me, not simply based on her preferred style of teaching or a "one size fits all" approach. It took me a while to realize that she was continuing to observe and adapt to my learning style months after that first meeting. As an example, I mentioned during a lesson that I was encouraged because I could often understand much of what Yuki would say in Japanese. She responded that she had purposely been speaking at full speed, as native speakers do, because she felt that I had progressed to the point where that was just enough of a challenge to help me learn without being too difficult to be discouraging. I can't remember how we had progressed to that point, but Yuki was clearly keeping track of my progress, where I was getting comfortable and where I was still challenged, and had adapted our lessons over time to what I needed at that moment. I highly recommend Yuki as a language teacher. She cares about her students and applies all of her knowledge and teaching skill toward helping them reach their individual goals. She creates a very supportive and comfortable environment, which is invaluable when learning a language. Her ability to integrate cultural insight and current events adds a depth to her language lessons that is not easy to find and makes her lessons more relevant, practical and engaging. Perhaps most telling of all, I have learned more than I expected and I have had a lot of fun doing it.

Sarah Lewis
5.0
from 2 reviews
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Gina L.
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Sarah is a world class traveller. Her expertise in Spanish, French, and Italian language is enriched by her passion for local culture and daily life. Sarah will not only enhance your pronunciation and vocabulary, she will inspire you to see the world and make your dreams your reality.

French tutor
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandra D.
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Carine is excellent. She listened to my goal for our sessions (oral production) and has made it comfortable for me to converse with her on topics of mutual interest. She corrects when appropriate and provides materials to spark conversation. Reliable and patient. I highly recommend her

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Bonjour à tous! My name is Quentin, and I'm a French native speaker with a Master's degree in Public Relations. I recently moved from France to San Francisco for an internship at a PR agency. I started teaching French two years ago during my exchange year at San Jose State University. Back then, I tutored middle school and college students, as well as professionals. I have lived in France for over 21 years, and I am completely bilingual. Adapting my courses to your level and expectations, I can help you improve your conversation, accent, grammar, vocabulary or even French culture and history. It is entirely up to you. I am available to help you improve your French all around San Francisco, on evenings or during the weekend. Please feel free to contact me, and we'll see what works best for your specific case!

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I am a French native specializing in localization and translation in French/English. I am previously a localization contractor at Apple Inc.

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I speak 3 languages, e.g., English, French and Arabic. I offer private French lessons. I am assisting kids on their homework.

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I would love to teach French to everyone. I will share my culture with you and help you to improve your skills. I'll adapt my lessons to your levels and needs.

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I am a French native speaker with strong academic background (masters in marketing and economics) and valuable professional experiences in various companies (L'oreal, Orange, an Wells Fargo). Whatever level you have, I would love to help you with your French. - I give private lesson for children, students and adults. We can have a chat on cultural differences, or I can give you grammar and conjugation exercises. I also provide training programs for exams (written and oral), such as Brevet, Baccalaureat, or FLE. - I do translation for academic and professional papers. - I will help you build your personal project if you want to live or work in France. I can give you a hand to plan your next trip to Paris or figure out a way to market your new business!

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I work independently. I teach all levels. I do credential teaching. I have 25 years of experience. I specialize in speech and language pathology.

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I am French teacher by profession with over fifteen years of experience and I am offering private lessons for students of all French levels and ages in the city of SF. All my lessons are tailored to each of my student's need in French (conversation, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, French for tourists, writing, translation, etc). For more details about my French instructions, email me.

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I offer a joyful learning of French. I am a French instructor who loves my work, and I have taught in the high school and college levels for over 25 years. I am credentialed by the State of California to teach in the community college system, and I have an M.A. in French from UC Berkeley. I emphasize a solid grounding in the workings of the French language, and I aim to bring my students to meaningful self-expression. I've had a lot of success with students who are shy or feel that they don't learn languages easily. Having spoken French since the age of 13, and having lived and studied in France, I speak with a native accent. (As a matter of fact, I particularly enjoy teaching students how to pronounce authentically, and often when they go to France afterwards, the French are a bit floored!) The name of my school is "French with Joy", and in fact, my students feel really at ease, enjoy the classes, and laugh a lot.

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