French Tutor Guy
French Tutor Guy

French Tutor Guy

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Introduction: "Just Say Oui" Current Promotions: ***I offer one free 30 minute introductory lesson to all prospective students. +++Right now I do offer one full year access to an excellent Level 1, 2 and 3 French eBook for my regular students at a discounted price ~ with the purchase of (4) lessons. It includes a DVD and audio program as well as autocorrected quizzes and authentic French cultural activities - accessible anywhere, anytime from any device! +++ Mission Statement: To make learning French engaging and challenging through personally designed lessons building upon each other, to help you advance quickly and efficiently to the next level - while having FUN! Are you looking to attain a particular level of mastery in French as described in the Common European Framework (CEFR) descriptors or The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines? Are you preparing to take the DELF or Advanced Placement exams? Or, are you wanting to maintain your current mastery of French?   I have been private French tutor since 2005. Previously, I worked for ten years as a K-12 certified French teacher. I have taught all levels of high school French, including levels 1-AP. I currently have two 8 year old students as well as students in middle school, high school, college and adults of all proficiency levels from various backgrounds. I was awarded a Fulbright via The Classroom Teacher Exchange Program from The United States Department of State in 2011. You can read a published article about it by clicking on the "website" section above. I have lived, worked and traveled extensively in Southern France. I have prepared middle, high school and college students as well as adults; a US Navy Seal for an international assignment, a prospective French teacher preparing to take her NJ Certification Test and a social worker who has since transferred to the field in Africa. My lessons integrate American and European methodologies and supplemental activities targeting listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Additional independent practice is provided through auto-scored online activities. Progress is monitored and assessed during each lesson. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my experience and qualifications with you.  With 15 years teaching experience, we can work together to achieve your goals. ALLEZ !!!
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Karen C.
Sep 21, 2022
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My son is taking French lessons with Guy, he loves his way of teaching and my son is always excited for French lessons with Guy.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Intermediate • Conversational proficiency • Intermediate • Advanced • Professional or academic reading/writing • 60 minutes • The french tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Em P.
Jul 25, 2022
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Guy has been a huge help! After only a few lessons I already feel much more comfortable with my French-speaking ability thanks to his lessons. I especially liked that he chose important concepts to teach based on my specific needs to ensure I got the most out of our time.

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

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Carri O.
Feb 16, 2022
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I could never come up with a good enough review for Guy. I started taking lessons with him about a year ago, knowing some basic French but wanting to improve. Guy was able to quickly assess my proficiency level and kick off my lessons at an appropriate starting point. Since then, I have felt a significant improvement in my French speaking and reading. We have progressed quickly and each lesson is packed with fun activities and useful information. Guy is very funny, and he makes the lessons interesting. I have come to regard him as a good friend, and I highly recommend taking lessons with him.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 45 minutes • I travel to the french tutor • The french tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

French Tutor Guy's reply
C'est toujours un plaisir de travailler avec toi !!
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Marcia M.
Jan 20, 2022
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We love working with French Tutor Guy!! He encourages you to try and not be afraid of making mistakes. He is prepared for the lesson and has lots of material to help learn through the week. Love love love. So excited to have found him!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No experience • Full fluency • No experience • No experience • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

French Tutor Guy's reply
Merci mille fois Marcia! It's a blast working with you and Pono - I really enjoy it!!! I am truly looking forward to helping you both achieve your goals!! C'est parti - ALLEZ!!!
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Dana Z.
Jul 25, 2022
Guy is awesome to work with! I started taking lessons with him after my trip to France. I had basic French knowledge from high school and college, and he's helped me build on top of that. Definitely recommend working with him if you want to learn French!
French Tutor Guy's reply
Thank you Dana. It's a privilege to work with diligent and committed students like you!!!
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License Type: Teacher (NJ)

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

    I offer one free 30 minute trial lesson to all prospective new students. ► Single online lesson $35.00 with packages available ►Single in-person lesson $65.00 at your home or place of choosing - with packages available ► I live 10 minutes south of Princeton, NJ ► Hourly rate includes all photocopies, activities, personalized lesson planning, extensive online textbook resources and travel to your home or a place of your choosing (within 20 miles from my home in zip code 08619). Additional fees may apply for travel over 20 miles. A 48 hour cancellation policy is required. ►Please be aware that I do charge for cancellations that are not arranged at least 24 hours in advance.

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

    With new students, I ask about previous experiences they have had with the French language. I ask students to speak about their preferred leaning styles and state their language goals. In response, I prepare a variety of activities which are thorough and rigorous and that relate directly to what my students are studying. These carefully selected activities are intended to reinforce what students are currently learning and to globally enhance their language skills.

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

    I have a BA in French and Psychology with a minor in Sociology and an ESL Certification. I studied French language, culture and literature. I have lived, worked and traveled extensively in Southern France. I received a Fulbright Grant from The US Department of State in 2011 via The Classroom Teacher Exchange Program. You can read a published article about it by clicking on the "website" section above. Additionally, I regularly participate in the New Jersey World Language Summer Technology Institute, The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Workshops as well as the American Teachers of Foreign Languages(AATF) professional development workshops and the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ) professional development seminars.

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