- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My fee is $60 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.