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Catherine L.

Experienced Native French Instructor

Experienced Native French Instructor

$50/hour

  • 5,398 hours tutoring

About Catherine


Bio

Bonjour !

My name is Catherine, I am from Paris, France, and I have been living in the US for 14 years.
I always loved languages, and studied several of them (I have a Master's Degree in English, Spanish and a BA in Japanese). Learning languages and meeting people from all around the world through my studies and travels, I realized that what I wanted to do was sharing my knowledge of a language very close to my heart, my own : French ! So I finalized my University courses with a Master in...

Bonjour !

My name is Catherine, I am from Paris, France, and I have been living in the US for 14 years.
I always loved languages, and studied several of them (I have a Master's Degree in English, Spanish and a BA in Japanese). Learning languages and meeting people from all around the world through my studies and travels, I realized that what I wanted to do was sharing my knowledge of a language very close to my heart, my own : French ! So I finalized my University courses with a Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, right before I moved to America fourteen years ago.

I have been tutoring foreign languages since my first year at the University, back in France, and I have been teaching French as a foreign language ever since I arrived in the United States.

I teach in different structures: Language School, Tutoring Agency, online, at companies, one-on-one or group settings. I teach all levels : it ranges from real beginners to High School students preparing AP exams, to very advanced students needing to perfect their French skills or maintain them. I adapt my teaching techniques to the student's profile and needs : traditional, communicative, conversational, in English, or entirely in French, or half-half... I use both the students' material and my own material that I have been building up since I started teaching French.

While teaching, I also worked as an Instructional Supervisor in a worldwide language school for six years here in California. I was recruiting teachers, training them on the school's teaching method, monitoring them and ensuring the school's customers' satisfaction on the pedagogical side. The school provided me with an ongoing training in teaching techniques.

I do believe that being a native speaker of a language does not necessarily make you a teacher of that language. Experience does matter, as well as knowledge and reflection on your own language. I am constantly making research on my language, whether it is in phonetics, accent reduction techniques, etymology, grammar mysterie


Education

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French as a FL
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Masters
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Passionate and Proactive

quickly response, covered good amount of material during the lesson, also communicated with the parent of the students and prepared for the teaching before the lesson

Aihua, 1 lesson with Catherine

The best!

Catherine designs personalized lessons and is very, very patient with my slow French! I am a return student after three years and she makes me feel like I can get back into the swing of things. Competence, confidence, and caring! >^.,.^<

Maria, 26 lessons with Catherine

Great first class with Catherine

While it was the first lesson, my daughter enjoyed the class with Catherine. Our teacher was very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter is looking forward to future classes with Catherine!

Mete, 11 lessons with Catherine

Great teacher! Very supportive and patient!

5 stars for Catherine every time. I would recommend Catherine to anyone wanting to learn French! I look forward every week to my lesson!

Michael, 19 lessons with Catherine

Great teacher! Very supportive and patient!

5 stars for Catherine every time. The class recordings are so helpful. It’s tough listening to yourself make mistakes, but I’m reminded of Catherine’s teaching style and patient encouragement.

Michael, 19 lessons with Catherine

Excellent tutor!

Catherine made me comfortable by listening to my needs and letting me collaborate with her to design a tutoring session that worked for my learning style. She is patient and delivers feedback in a positive manner. I learned 20 new French grammar points in the first hour. I'm at an intermediate level, so the refresher plus new information was just perfect! I highly recommend her!

Lisa, 7 lessons with Catherine

Great teacher! Very supportive and patient!

It’s obvious that Catherine enjoys teaching and I’m definitely learning so much! I have wonderful time every week and look forward to my lessons!

Michael, 19 lessons with Catherine

Great teacher! Very supportive and patient!

Catherine is quick to praise for the things that I do well in my lesson. She has a great sense of patience that I can tell is personal. I’m very pleased with choosing Catherine! I truly look forward to my lessons!

Michael, 19 lessons with Catherine

Great teacher! Very supportive and patient!

Catherine is quick to praise for the things that I do well in my lesson. She has a great sense of patience that I can tell is personal. I’m very pleased with choosing Catherine! I truly look forward to my lessons!

Michael, 19 lessons with Catherine
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$50/hour

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Catherine L.

$50/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 1 hour