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Jackie R.

French - fun and easy! Le francais - facil et amusant!

Oak Park, IL (60302)

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Salut!! My name is Jackie and I have been passionate about foreign languages for as long as I can remember. I began learning French in high school, fairly late, so no I am not a native speaker. However, I know from experience both the joy and struggles of acquiring a second language. I discovered from my first day in French class that I had a knack and a passion for French, and they have never left me. After high school, I majored in French at Tulane University in New Orleans; lived in Paris during my Junior Year Abroad, and went on to complete a Masters degree in French at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

I also completed an MBA at the University of Wisconsin and worked in corporate finance for nine years. However, since leaving the corporate world to care for my children, I have returned to my roots and my passion - teaching and tutoring French. Over the years I've maintained my fluency in the language through every source imaginable; and it is fascinating to look back at how these sources have evolved with technology. I remember being thrilled whenever I came across a copy of Le Monde or Le Figaro or Paris Match on a newstand in the US. I now subscribe to them on my iPad. I download French music or podcasts on my iPod. Listen to Canadian stations in French on XM in the car.

I love showing students how a language opens a whole new world to them. Beyond language acquisition, the study of a language offers insights to other cultures and can change the nature of travel forever. Because I speak the language, when I travel to France, I'm able to go to the theater, a concert by a local artist, eaves drop on the conversation next to me at the cafe, attend yoga, dance, or any other class I may have an interest in. My goal in working with students is always to show them how proficiency in their chosen language can be fun, exciting and life-changing.

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Jackie’s subjects

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Elementary Education:
Public Speaking
English, French, Writing
Corporate Training:
French, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking


Masters degree in French from the University of Wisconsin - Madison,
Lived in Paris during my Junior Year Abroad
Travel occasionally to Paris to visit friends and old haunts

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Tulane University

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Jackie will travel within 2 miles of Oak Park, IL 60302.

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