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Claire S.

Experienced, fluent French tutor

Philadelphia, PA (19123)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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I am passionate about the French language and want to share what I know. I recently graduated from Penn State University with a minor in French and Francophone studies. There, I took and tutored for classes in basic, intermediate and advanced French, as well as in literature, writing and translation.

I have been studying the French language since 8th grade. I have also studied abroad in Montreal, Canada with the Lingua Worldwide program and in Poitiers, France, with distant relatives.

My approach to tutoring is, after assessing a student's level of proficiency, to target the student's interests. If she likes to read, we read books written in dual languages. If he likes to talk about the outdoors, we spend time learning vocabulary about that subject.

I find tutoring students who are motivated to learn and curious about the subject matter a rewarding activity that enriches my own linguistic experience as well as the student's. I look forward to meeting students and helping them to learn the French language!

In addition to French, I am pleased to offer my students tutoring in additional subject matter that they may have questions with, such as biology and writing.

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Claire’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Economics, French, Grammar, Proofreading
Sports/Recreation:
Homeschool:
Biology, Economics, English, French, Reading, Writing
Business:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
Language:
Science:
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Biology

I passed both intro to Biology, Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology on the dean's list in college. I can offer tutoring in a wide range of subjects, including the photosynthetic cycle, immunology, metabolism, and biology's connections with chemistry.

Economics

My degree option was Environmental and Economic policy, and classes in economics heavily informed my degree. I am able to tutor both introductory and intermediate levels of micro and macroeconomics.

French

I have a minor in French from Penn State University. I've been studying French at home since I was 13 and in school since 8th grade. In college, I tutored beginner and intermediate French students. I also have experience studying abroad in Montreal and France.

Geography

I have a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Penn State. I am familiar with everything from basic geography to more advanced concepts of spatial data analysis.

Sewing

I have been sewing for years, both as a hobby and professionally. I started in Girl Scouts, then helped to costume the casts of several high school and middle school musicals. I worked as a tailor and for a rock climbing gear company as a seamstress.

Writing

Writing an essential part of communication in today's world. From organizing 5-paragraph themes to help citing research for your thesis, I can help you improve your writing!

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Education

Pennsylvania State University

Fantastic Tutor Claire is a fantastic tutor who has a great rapport with young students. She is highly skilled, approachable, flexible with scheduling, and easily accessible by phone. She constantly brings various activites that enagage my nine-year-old with the French language. She is professional and plans her lessons effectively, which are great qualities for any tutor. I would absolutely recommend her to anyo ...

— Samaa from Downingtown, PA on 12/12/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Claire will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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