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Patrick Y.

Fun and effective French & ESL learning

Castro Valley, CA (94546)

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Yes, I am a native French speaker, but being a native is far from enough. Could you teach English to someone who can't speak it? I lived and studied the local language in England, the U.S., Japan, Taiwan and China and taught French and English (High Schools, Universities and privately) while being there. I do, therefore, understand perfectly what it is to be a teacher (over 20 years of experience) and more importantly what it is to be a student having studied and learned 5 languages. I, myself, speak French (of course), English (lived in California over 15 years - Graduated from Cal Berkeley), Japanese (lived there 5 years) and have some understanding of Italian and Mandarin (lived there 5 years). I have been lucky so far to count hundreds of students from all walks of life (students to large corporations' executives) and all ages (kindergarten to mid-life adults). My students describe me as patient, enthusiastic and inspirational. Without a doubt French is as beautiful and romantic as it can be difficult and frustrating, but, on top of all, I guarantee that I'll make it rewarding and enjoyable. Whether you need it for school, business or personal growth and pleasure, I would be happy to help you in mastering this beautiful language. One-on-one or group lessons, I can do it all By the way, I have also been described as a professional and reliable tutor with a good sense of humor - Curious? Try me!!

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Patrick’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Business, ESL/ESOL, French, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
Business, Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word


I have a TESOL degree (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)from the University of Cal State, East Bay (2002). Since then I've been teaching English in Japan, Taiwan and China.I have helped many other non-English speakers in the US as I'm very familiar with this subject matter, love teaching, and very efficient at it. Fun, motivating and practical are what my lessons are all about. Let's talk and put together a customized lesson plan just for you.


Being a native French tutor, I provide much more than the language itself ... I offer it to you with the added value of being natural and authentic, thus giving you perfect pronunciation along with an exclusive window in the French culture and the French people’s lifestyle and mind-set.
You will learn French with excitement and motivation as I bring to life your French studies through fun exercises and practical conversation drills. In addition, I have had extensive training and over 18 years of experience teaching this beautiful language in England, Japan, Taiwan and of course the U.S. Finally, I have successfully helped many students in the bay area: some were struggling at school while others were pursuing personal interests/hobbies (fashion, cooking, traveling...).
Interested in learning French in a personal, practical and effective manner? Give me a trial and see for yourself how rewarding it can be. Merci...

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Great tutor Great teacher, patient and knowledgeable. After each tutoring session I could tell my daughter was feeling more and more confident. I really appreciate everything he has taught and will continue to teach her. Thank you, Patrick. ...

— Armine from Pleasanton, CA on 10/26/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Patrick will travel within 20 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546.

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