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Sophie is fantastic. She arrives very punctually and always prepared with more lesson material than we can cover to make sure we are always well engaged. She brings a lot of creativity into the different study materials we use, and is super responsive when we find new areas we want to cover or find gaps in tooic areas that need revisiting.Jan 29, 2019Verified
Sophie is an outstanding teacher. She combines expert knowledge of French grammar and usage with an ability to explain complex points clearly. Sophie is always meticulously prepared for the lesson and focused on my particular needs as an intermediate student. She balances rigorous technique with kindness and patience. Sophie is truly talented and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!May 30, 2017Verified
Sophie is a wonderful tutor! She is always well-prepared and fun to work with. She is prompt and has been flexible when I needed to reschedule. She is helping me tremendously with my French, both verbal and written and conducts my entire lesson in French. Highly recommended!Jan 15, 2015Verified
I worked with Sophie to prepare for the French AP, and can say firsthand that she was a wonderful tutor. She was experienced, had an organized curriculum, and was both knowledgeable in all things French–namely, culture and grammar–and an excellent teacher. She was very dedicated to helping me meet my goals and sometimes even met with me during the weekends to get the practice I needed. Plus, she was always friendly and supportive. Overall, I'm glad I chose to work with Sophie.Jul 12, 2019
I can't recommend Sophie enough. She is professional, organized, punctual, patient and flexible with scheduling. Best of all, she is clear and effective at teaching French, as well as extremely niceJun 28, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates depend on the level of my students: Middle-school & High-School (French I, II and III): $60/h Young adults (18-25 years old) & AP students/French IV: $70/hour Adults: $80/hour I am happy to offer a $5 discount per lesson when you take more than one lesson a week. Classes for 2 students of the same level are possible: add $20 per hour. All materials are included. If you live further than Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford Campus or Palo Alto, I may charge a supplement per lesson, depending on how far you are. Here is my price policy: 1. If you need to cancel a lesson, you must notify me at least the day before. Any lesson canceled within 3 hours before the beginning of the lesson will be fully charged. 2. If for any reason I do not arrive on time, the length of the lesson will remain the same. For example, if I am 5min late, the lesson will finish 5min after the regular time. 3. The lesson starts the moment I arrive at your place. If for any reason you are late, we will have a lesson corresponding to the time we have left. The lesson will be fully charged. 4. If you have several lessons per week but you need to cancel one of them, the discount will not be applied for the remaining lesson. The discount is reapplied as soon as we start having several lessons again. For example, you have 1h twice a week at $60/h. Thanks to the discount offered, your rate is $55/h. But if you cancel one of the lessons, your rate goes back to $60/h fir the remaining lesson. 5. If I am the one who needs to cancel one of the lessons when you have several lessons per week and we cannot find another time to reschedule it, the remaining lessons stays at the discounted rate.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I got my Master's Degree in English/French Translation in 2008 in France. I have been teaching and tutoring since 2006 (more details in the ABOUT section), and I opened my business here in February 2014. I have studied English, French, Translation and Linguistics and I have been doing this job for more than ten years. I often travel back to France, and I really stay tuned to what's happening there. I also check on new book and music releases, in order to offer my students the very latest ones, among of course more classical references, or cult ones.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have worked or been working with total beginners, junior-school/high-school/college students who wanted to improve their French or prepare an exam, adults who needed to work on their French for their jobs or just willing to continue what they started learning at school.