Get French - French Teacher
Get French - French Teacher

Get French - French Teacher

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Bonjour! I am a French teacher based in Washington DC, and I teach remotely by Skype and Google Meet. I have been teaching French since I graduated from L’I.S.I.T ( l'Institut Supérieur d’interprétariat et de Traduction) at l'Institut Catholique de Paris, and from the Sorbonne , Paris IV. I am also a certified bilingual Translator ( French/English, English/French). Prior to Covid 19 , I was teaching Beginners and Intermediate Group French classes at a few International organizations and Non Profits in Washington DC , such as the Pan American Health Organization, (PAHO) , CNFA, (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture) , International Budget Partnership, Georgetown conversation classes with a group of advanced level students. I also had several individual students of all levels , some online even prior to the pandemic , and some in person classes as well. However, currently , and since Covid 19, I am only teaching online , with former students and with new students from all over the United States , as well as a few international countries . As a teacher, my instruction method for Beginners and Intermediate level students , consists of four main approaches: 1) I insist on an excellent pronunciation and I will correct my students over and over again if necessary 2) Emphasis on grammar, learning verbs , applying the learnt rules and doing exercices for practice. 3) Conversation practice in each class, even with Beginners 4) I use an excellent Textbook for structure Furthermore, I create a program especially curated for each student on their individual strengths and weaknesses. I like to instill confidence in my students and to put them in a good disposition so that they can start speaking French from the get go, and to grasp quickly! Lastly, I try to make the classes a pleasant experience for my students , and I do my best to accommodate them when they have scheduling issues or need to change their class . My students are very important to me and when I see their continued progress and results, I am very , very pleased ! I am a result oriented person and I will push my students if it means they will achieve results! Merci!
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Hayley W.
Oct 19, 2021
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Samina is a great French teacher and has helped me so much this far. I look forward to continuing my lessons and learning more!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Bianca K.
May 9, 2022
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Samina is a wonderful teacher - she has made learning and practicing French so fun and personal for me. Her ability to make me feel comfortable with my level of French has been instrumental in helping me build confidence over time. My classes with her genuinely feel like I am catching up with an old friend! I highly recommend Samina.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Brogg S.
May 6, 2022
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Bonjour! Samina has been teaching me French for about 2 months. She’s very professional and wants to see her students succeed. I took a French course 30 yrs ago, so a lot of patience is needed teaching a beginner like me! Samina has been nothing short of patient and encouraging. I highly recommend Samina if you’re serious about learning the language. Bonne chance!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No experience • Conversational proficiency • No experience • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Nicolas P.
Jul 19, 2021
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Samina is an absolutely wonderful French teacher! She is incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful, and patient in her lessons. I started with minimal background in the French language, and I feel meaningful progress being made in every session we have. Samina is a joy to work with, and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone else who wants to start out learning or improve their French!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No experience • Conversational proficiency • No experience • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Mark H.
Jul 3, 2021
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Samina is an excellent teacher! She is flexible and accommodating and a tremendous help. Her lessons consist of conversation, reading comprehension, correct pronunciation, vocabulary building, and weekly exercises that have helped me better understand the nuances of French. Highly recommend!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Intermediate • Beginner • Full literacy • 60 minutes • I travel to the french tutor • The french tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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

    I charge $50 an hour. I will give a discount for a package of classes paid in advance absolutely! I have no additional fees!!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    One of the first steps I take is to schedule a 15 to 20 minute online consultation with the client prior to be hired . I think it's important for me as well as the client to meet virtually and to get to know each other as well as to establish compatibility. During my classes: ( Mostly online now) For Beginners , I encourage conversation practice from the get-go! Basic greetings and how to introduce oneself , what do you do, where do you live etc.. I do like structure, therefore for Beginners and Intermediate- Beginners, I recommend using aTextbook . I encourage my students to read in class, with emphasis on pronunciation, to follow the Textbook, learn, understand grammar and practice , as we go in each class, ensuring the student knows how to use the new structures , and not just absorb without practice! I usually end the class with conversation . I do send quite a bit of homework! This sort of reinforces everything learnt in class. In addition I suggest Podcasts, Apps, radio, music, and other useful ressources. For Intermediate and advanced level students, my technique varies. We work on articles in the French press weekly. My students can increase their vocabulary immensely, and learn idiomatic French expressions, as well as more complicated sentence structures with a higher level of French, known as 'le français recherché'. In addition students study the more richer grammatical structures, that they may not have mastered at the Beginner Intermediate level.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have studied at L'Institut Catholique de Paris- At l'I.S.I.T L'Institut supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction- Degree in French, and a Bilingual Translator and Interpreter (French/English/English/French) At Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) | Since graduating University at the Sorbonne and at L'Institut Catholique de Paris, I have been teaching French privately, with online individual classes, and in person, as well as Group conversation classes in Washington DC. In addition to this, I contract as a French Instructor with International Organisations and Non-Profits in Washington DC, such as PAHO ( Pan American Health organisation, CNFA, (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture) and IBP ( International Budget Partnership) and working as a bilingual Translator ( French/English/English /French).

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