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Jackie R.

Oak Park, IL

$50/hr

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

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

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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.

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, French,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness
Corporate Training:
French,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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French

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

Tulane University
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master's

Education

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.


About Jackie

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.

Education

Tulane University
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master's

Education

Tulane University

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Oak Park, IL 60302

Jackie’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, French,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness
Corporate Training:
French,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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