French and Spanish Language Instruction
French and Spanish Language Instruction

French and Spanish Language Instruction

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Introduction: I have a very good accent in French. By the way, my accent is from Le Midi, or Southern France. It is not Parisian. Rather, it reflects the lilting phraseology of the troubadours and their songs from centuries back. Helping folks improve their speech, in any language.
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Hired 18 times

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42 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews

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Sonali B.
Jan 27, 2015
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Spanish Lessons
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Padmaja C.
Jun 16, 2017
Chris is wonderful tutor. She has been teaching my child French since the past 3 years. I love her passion for teaching languages and appreciating new languages. We have had several lively conversations over dinners or after classes about myriad topics around the world. It is a pleasure interacting with her. Here are the reasons I would recommend her as a tutor: 1. She brings in lot of passion for languages – she not just teaches but brings in lot of learning and understanding of the word origins – For instance, examples through video links, culture training through oral stories, context of language usage. 2. Extremely professional – class confirmations through emails or text message, scheduling of classes ahead of time, punctuality are some of the several examples. 3. She customizes her way of teaching based on the child’s grasp of the language ensuring that child understands the language. Her focus is more understanding than memorizing by rote. 4. Pricing is fair and reasonable given that she drives all over bay area.
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Linda K.
Oct 5, 2017
Chris has been working with my daughter, a 10th grade Spanish II student, for a relatively short time; the progress has been steady and consistent. When recent test results were not as favorable as expected, Chris helped dissect the process, confirmed where the knowledge was strong which helped build confidence, and immediately addressed the challenging area that had resulted in the lower grade. She determines how the student learns best and tailors her lessons accordingly. Some sessions result in 'homework' to prepare for next session, which is helpful alongside regular school work. She is kind and gracious, very communicative and flexible as much as possible. I have recommended her to others, and will continue to do so.
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Linda M.
May 3, 2018
Chris has tutored my HS sophomore daughter in Spanish II since September 2017. She worked to understand what foundational elements were missing and quickly established a program of lessons to address the gaps. As a result, my daughter's grade has improved from C- to A- ! I am beyond impressed with this progress, and give Chris an "A" as well. Her clear communication, flexibility, and engaging manner are of value to me as a parent, and have helped my reluctant and shy teen rebound to a capable student with greater confidence and ability. Chris' extensive language background adds flavor and history to lessons, an added bonus. I highly recommend Chris for Spanish tutoring!
French and Spanish Language Instruction's reply
Wow. And, thank you... truly. I feel so privileged to be able to pass on my knowledge and "tricks" to help others succeed. I know foreign language learning is not typically a teen's passion. But if I can make it bearable, and at least make some sense, then I feel I have made a contribution. High school graduation and GPA have such strong influence on our opportunities in the future; I'm happy to help keep some of those doors open. Best of luck as the future unfolds, Warmest Regards, Chris Brown 408-781-9090 chris_m_brown@comcast.net
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Stan D.
Mar 13, 2016
Chris is very knowledgeable in teaching French. She is patient, accommodating, well organized and goes at a pace that is comfortable with the student. She comes down to the level of the student and steadily brings it up. We were pleasantly surprised with the progress our child has made. A 5 of 5 star recommendation.

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is $25 / 30 minutes through video conferencing at https://helpouts.google.com/111648742799419266896/ls/abbfb947afffcb9a Longer sessions are available, priced by the minute. If I travel to you, I charge the IRS rate factor for mileage (56.5 cents per mile).

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I help them improve their speech by reducing the "noise" (mispronunciation, incorrect linking, confusing intonation, rate of speaking that is difficult to listen to, etc.) from the pure sound that is most easily understood.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    I have a client who is US-born, but prefers to discuss French pronunciation in Spanish, as these two languages are far more similar than are English and French. Since she and I both speak fairly fluently, many concepts are easily shared and quickly absorbed, without having to be expressed in a detour through English first.

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