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Erika B.

Laguna Niguel, CA

$50/hour

Patient and Energetic Former High School French Teacher

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Fluent and accommodating tutor
— Amy, Santa Ana, CA on 7/24/17

$50/Hour


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Southeastern Louisiana University
French

Education

Southeastern Louisiana University (French)

About Erika

As a New Orleans native, I grew up hearing all different dialects of French spoken around me. In Louisiana it is French, not Spanish, that is taught to children from a very young age, and when I spoke my first sentence in French I knew I was in love with the language. After studying French all through high school I attended college at Southeastern Louisiana University where I majored in French and minored in Francophone and Creole Studies. After graduation I taught high school French at an all-girls high school where I loved sharing my passion for the French language with my students.

I left teaching when I had my daughter, but my love for teaching and for French has never faded. I recently moved from Southern Louisiana to Southern California and am really excited to start helping other people feel successful in their French classes again. I love teaching and tutoring because I love that moment when it finally "clicks" for someone - that "ah ha! I can do this after all" moment is such a beautiful thing to see. Sometimes learning a language in a classroom environment can leave students feeling woefully behind, and tutoring is a wonderful way to bridge that gap and help you to feel more successful in the classroom.

I am a warm, friendly, and compassionate person who is truly personally invested in seeing her students succeed. I have been known to stay well past the end of a session to make sure that my students really 'nail' a difficult concept or are fully prepared for a big assessment. I understand the frustration that can come with learning a language, and I know that it doesn't come easily to just everyone - I am patient and kind and ready to help you however I can!

I would really love to meet you and to be able to help you to be successful in your french classes! Please contact me if you have any questions at all, or if you would like to schedule a lesson. Merci, et à bientôt!
As a New Orleans native, I grew up hearing all different dialects of French spoken around me. In Louisiana it is French, not Spanish, that is taught to children from a very young age, and when I spoke my first sentence in French I knew I was in love with the language. After studying French all through high school I attended college at Southeastern Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Background Check: Passed

"Fluent and accommodating tutor"

- Amy, Santa Ana, CA on 7/24/17

"Great all the way around"

- Debi, Ladera Ranch, CA on 4/16/17

"Erika is extremely knowlegable and patient"

- Tami, Mission Viejo, CA on 1/11/17
English:
Public Speaking
Language:
French
Business:
Public Speaking

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French

I am a former high-school french teacher, with a BA in French from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Public Speaking

I work as a professional actress and voice over artist. I have done over 200 commercials for companies such as Walmart and Disney. I minored in Theater and frequently emcee local events.

Southeastern Louisiana University
French

Education

Southeastern Louisiana University (French)

Fluent and accommodating tutor

Ericka is very personable and easy to work with. She has an excellent knowledge of French and is very good at helping with the proper pronunciations. She takes the fear out of learning a new language and puts you at ease immediately. Highly recommended.

— Amy, Santa Ana, CA on 7/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Erika will travel within 20 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.