Hey! Let me help you or your child with language
or humanities studies through informal, fun, and effective tutoring at the level of attention that you deserve and to which you are accustomed.
My strengths are teaching French
to beginners and English
as a Second Language to non-native English speakers, with an extreme attention to detail and learning style personalized to your unique ways of learning.
I received a BA in French from UCLA with an emphasis in language, literature
, and urban culture, an MA in Cultural Anthropology
from the California Institute of Integral
Studies, and have also had extensive training in German
. I also have dramatic arts and speech
training whose practicality complements an already discriminating educational background.
I have lived in France and Germany and have experience teaching both kids and adults in the classroom and one-on-one setting. I can help you not only with perfecting your grammar
, but also with perfecting your accent. These languages are NOT my mother tongue, which means that, just like you, I had to learn the language “from scratch” – and I went on to major in French in college. I've been there and understand what it takes to master French as a native English speaker. I did it and so can you. While textbooks are helpful as a guide, using the spoken language as it is used in the day-to-day world as the base from which to learn is much more effective and much more fun. Exploring current events, movies, music
, culture, and literature is a great, non-traditional way to learn and a way to personally customize your learning experience to the ways you enjoy learning.
I help you re-frame and approach subjects like geography
, languages, humanities, and schoolwork in general in a non-traditional way that makes it fun and relevant to life. Getting to know you and discovering your interests and using them to approach the material is the most important dimension to making learning happen, and in the most personalized and attentive way possible.
References available upon request or you can read the recommendations from my students below.