French  with Nicole, native certified teacher
French  with Nicole, native certified teacher

French with Nicole, native certified teacher

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Introduction: ¡Hola! Bonjour! You just found your French or Spanish teacher ! No more frustration with learning a new language! You can only learn from a one-on-one teacher, never from an app. I am Nicole , a Licensed French and Spanish teacher, native of Paris and near native speaker of Spanish after living 7 years in Colombia. Based in the Chicago area, I teach mostly remotely via Zoom. I will teach you the language skills you need for conversation, travel, career advancement, self-improvement, academic achievement (middle school, high school, AP French, AP Spanish, college courses) or corporate international business. Throughout 18 years, I have brought many students of all ages and levels to become fluent in a relaxed, engaging, yet well structured learning environment. The best part of being a French and Spanish teacher is that I get to teach my students a new life skill. Once we determine your end goal and the appropriate level for lessons, I personalize the sessions with a variety of materials that are interesting to you. Gone are the textbooks, but rather we will use a great variety of engaging resources to prompt you to speak, create our own dialogues and listen for comprehension. I love my profession and I greatly enjoy seeing my students being successful in learning to speak and understand French or Spanish. In my classes , you will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Plus, you will have fun while growing personally and cognitively. My method is lively, memorable and creative. I expose my students to the real-life and culturally-relevant language. This approach makes the language come alive and relate to the students' own experiences. It will encourage you to feel confident and spontaneous which will allow you to quickly progress. Lessons and tutoring sessions are tailored according to your goals, skills, interests, and learning style. My instruction focuses on conversation while at the same time teaching grammar in context and expanding vocabulary. If you are a beginner, you will be able to talk about your day and interests after only a few classes. If you are an intermediate speaker, you will improve your language skills towards fluency. And if you are an advanced student, you will acquire near native fluency and deeper understanding of the culture. You will have your own virtual classroom available at your convenience, and regularly fed with customized and engaging materials to practice. The homework I assign after each class will allow you to reflect and build upon what you have learned . So, you want to learn French or Spanish while feeling that you are really learning to communicate in a new language? And you are serious and enthusiastic about it? Let's work together!I am looking forward to set up our first class and start the fun and rewarding journey to fluency in French or Spanish! I
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Serves Chicago, IL

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Julie B.
May 15, 2022
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As a lifelong “dabbler” in French, Nicole has helped me bring my French to a new level. She is clearly experienced and knows how to customize the lessons for the student’s goals and experience. Also, she is generous with resources and suggestions to help you learn the language. I highly recommend Nicole - she is so encouraging!

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

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Stéphanie J.
Nov 3, 2021
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We just 20 lessons with Nicole so we very committed to her ! Nicole is highly professional , has a very good disposition and make our lessons enjoyable and digestible . Her encouraging words want to make you work harder ! A true native with an authentic French accent ! The best !

Details: 6 - 9 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Jamie W.
Sep 27, 2021
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Nicole is an excellent language teacher! My son studies Spanish and French with Nicole and thoroughly enjoys the lessons and we have seen great improvement in his language skills! Nicole does a great job of determining the appropriate level for lessons and customizing the sessions with a variety of materials that are interesting to her students. We highly recommend Nicole!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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April M.
Aug 18, 2021
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I am thoroughly enjoying taking French lessons with Nicole. She makes it easy, and fun, and she is not at all judgmental, which I value a lot! Merci, Nicole! Tres bien!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • I travel to the french tutor

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Delisha O.
Jul 25, 2021
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I am currently learning French with Nicole. She is a very passionate teacher and I enjoy my lessons. She provides all of the materials for my French sessions and assigns homework which is helpful for me. It gives me something to look forward to. I enjoy working with Nicole because she is professional. She is also understanding to those who are new to learning a new language.

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

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Nicole Weissman

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

    My fee is $50 per hour. I also offer money-saving packages of 5 or 10 classes at a discounted price.

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

    Through email or phone, I get to know my new student's goals, learning style and interests. With most students, we jump start with a first class and in 98 % of times, we decide to work together. Some potential clients prefer to start with a short get-to-know session. At whatever level , the student is , he/she will learn something interesting and encouraging from that very first contact.If the student is a complete beginner, we start learning basics in a very efficient and engaging way, using a wide array of materials. I thrive in passing on confidence and enthusiasm for the language. For advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, I evaluate their language skills through communicative activities . This step gives me a first idea of their level, their strengths and weaknesses. I then can build my custom curriculum for each student.

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

    My expertise stems from a combination of passion and curiosity, being a native speaker of French, a near native speaker of Spanish, an extended array of degrees and certifications and 18 years of experience and growth with students of all ages, levels and personalities. I hold a Master in History from the Sorbonne University in Paris and a Bachelor Degree in Geography from the University Paris 7, both located in Paris. I also obtained a Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University Paris II Assas in Paris. I taught History and Geography in France and at the Lycée Français of Bogota, Colombia. Then, I moved to the United States in 2003. In 2013 ,I obtained my Professional Teaching License for French and Spanish at National Louis University. For 18 years, I have been teaching French and Spanish in different settings: Middle schools, high schools, private classes , corporate (Shure Inc.) I've held classes for corporate clients to learn French and Spanish in order to communicate with Spanish speaking business partners or to relocate.

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