French and Spanish Language Instruction
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Chris promised she would tailor the lessons to my needs -- and she has lived up to the promise completely. I am an adult student, self-studying, trying to revive my high school French. Every once and a while I come across a problem I have trouble with -- pronunciation, a grammatical construction, or other problems -- and I want help dealing with it. First of all, Chris listens to me explain the problem -- really listens -- then addresses the problem directly, plainly, and completely. She goes over examples with me, staying with the issue until we are satisfied that I really understand it. I imagine that other students might have different needs -- starting to learn French from scratch, or learning how to deal with certain sorts of conversations, or whatever. I am sure she would understand exactly what each student needs and tailor the lesson accordingly. Let me add that Chris is friendly and intelligent.Jun 6, 2014Verified
2016-2017 Chris helped our daughter pass her 1b French placement test with just a few weeks of summer study! Our daughter felt very comfortable and looked forward to the classes. Chris has a great style, she showed her respect as a person, was easy to work with, and helped make the concepts clear so that she could apply them in unknown situations, etc. We will continue our sessions and we recommend her. Thank you! Kav 2017-2018 I am so happy to write another year of review for Chris, this is our second year of working with Chris. I would love for prospective students and parents to know that we had a good result working with Chris. Her ability to have structure and tailor the material to the child in a way the child understands is really effective. Coupled with her professionalism, and respect as a person it is encouraging. We will continue our sessions and we recommend her. Thank you! KavJan 4, 2018Verified
I love Chris's approach, that each child learns differently. She is kind and patient and I hope to be working with her for a long time.May 15, 2017Verified
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
I hired Chris helping me correct my English pronunciation. In the lesson she picked out where my pronunciation is wrong during talking and gave me examples and helped me practice. I think it is very helpful.Sep 21, 2014Verified
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!May 3, 2018French 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 email@example.com
- 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.