Edward C.

Chandler, AZ


Experienced, Encouraging Bicultural French-American Tutor

Background check passed as of 7/24/15


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Texas A&M University


Texas A&M University (French)

About Edward

Salut !

My goal is to help every student come to a more holistic understanding and appreciation of English and French so that they can see how language skills fit into the larger picture of their life.

Because I grew up in an English-speaking home, I am proud to use myself as an example to other English-speakers that it is very possible to become fluent in a foreign language even if one starts a bit later in life.

I began learning French when I was 16 years old when I took a summer course at the local community college. Over the the next two years, I taught myself French to the point of functional fluency by watching French television, reading French newspapers and magazines, listening to French radio, and attending conversation groups.

When I entered university, I double majored in International Relations and French Language and Literature, which required me to spend a semester in a French speaking country. In the fall of 2010, I lived in Caen, Normandy, studying French at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie. Upon returning to Texas A&M, I taught French 101 and 102 for two years as an assistant to multiple French professors, which included private tutoring sessions as well.

After graduating with my bachelor's degrees in 2012, I immediately moved to Paris for a year, where I completed two internships at the U.S. Embassy, conducting event organization and translating communications for American and French business interests.

My personal experience adopting the French language and culture and my years of experience as a tutor have given me a unique perspective on the pitfalls American students face, and I can empathize with and effectively diagnose why students are struggling.

As a native English speaker with extensive experience writing and editing essays, scholarly articles, and novels I can guide students to organize and express their thoughts in the written word, whether it's sitting down and figuring out what they want to say or tightening up and polishing a draft.

I have also taught English to speakers of other languages and as a speaker of French and Spanish with cursory knowledge of several other languages (including Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, and Arabic), I love helping newcomers to English find connections to their mother tongue in order to express themselves more fully in English.

If you're languishing while learning English literature or frustrated with French, contact me, and let's get you back on track!
Salut !

My goal is to help every student come to a more holistic understanding and appreciation of English and French so that they can see how language skills fit
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12 hours notice required
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Travels within 20 miles of Chandler, AZ 85226
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Although I am a native English speaker, I have been speaking French since I was 16, and I taught myself to fluency before formally studying the language in college.

I have lived in France on two occasions, and I taught French to college students at Texas A&M University for two years.

I am particularly aware of the struggles and challenges faced by English speakers learning French, and I regularly participate in local expatriate French conversation groups here in Phoenix.

Texas A&M University


Texas A&M University (French)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edward will travel within 20 miles of Chandler, AZ 85226.