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Laurence J.

Long Beach, CA

$40/hour

French native for conversation and language improvement

Background check passed as of 2/13/14
5.0 average from 103 ratings
Excellent First Lesson
— Aaron, Seal Beach, CA on 1/22/15

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Ecole Hotelière de Paris, France
Hotel Management
CNAM, Chaire de Psychologie du Travail, Paris, France
Master's

Education

Ecole Hotelière de Paris, France (Hotel Management)

CNAM, Chaire de Psychologie du Travail, Paris, France (Master's)

About Laurence

I offer lessons in conversation, teaching, coaching, writing, exam preparation.

I am a French native, born and raised in Paris. I teach French as I have a passion for the learning process of languages. I have a master's degree in Work Psychology from CNAM, Paris. As such, I am trained with activity analysis and have an extended experience in finding or creating what works the best at the work place or in learning situations.

As a former training manager, I have led and built in collaboration with teachers an English teaching program for all employees at the European Headquarters of an International company in France. My budget was renewed twice as the results were so encouraging. We were using all possible supports: books, softwares, face to face classes, group classes, telephone. I have been able to analyze results and understand what works. I, myself, improved significantly my English writing skills through a six months program on the telephone. 82% of the employees jumped two levels after 6 months of practicing twice a week.

I have helped dozens of students to pass the Bulats English test of the University of Cambridge, UK.

There is no unique method of learning, although all supports will work wonders when the learning process uses your favorite subject(s). I know it works, this is how I learnt English!! The choice of support depends of who you are, how you learn and memorize and what you need to learn.

I will adapt and find the support that is right for you.
My one hour consultation is refundable if you decide to learn with me. During the consultation I will assess your level and help you define your goals. I will propose you a plan and schedule. If you want to see progress, you have to have two sessions a week. In any learning process, consistency is crucial for faster, lasting results. If you need to maintain your skills, one session a week is enough. Depending on your needs, I can teach at your place or create a learning situation at the restaurant, at the coffee shop, in the city, at the museum… I have a strict 24 hours cancellation policy. Appointments that have not been cancelled prior to 24 hours will be due. Also, you will receive a free one hour session if I have to cancel your appointment less than 24 hours.

I am very patient and very aware of the difficulty of learning a language because I am still going through it. I also know that there is nothing more rewarding than being able to express yourself in a foreign language. It gives an incredible feeling of accomplishment, pride and self-worth.

Thank you.

Laurence
I offer lessons in conversation, teaching, coaching, writing, exam preparation.

I am a French native, born and raised in Paris. I teach French as I have a passion for the learning process of languages. I have a master's
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

30 min class: $25 2 persons at the same level: $60/hour. Conversation group (at least 3): $20/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Long Beach, CA 90804
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent First Lesson"

- Aaron, Seal Beach, CA on 1/22/15
Laurence replied on 1/25/2015

Thank you very much Aaron, I look forward to meeting you next week.

"Excellent"

- Rosie, Torrance, CA on 10/30/16
Laurence replied on 11/4/2016

Thank you Rosie. Your daughter is a pleasure to tutor.

"Excellent Tutor"

- Mike, Downey, CA on 9/23/14
Laurence replied on 11/17/2014

Thank you Mike for the feedback you left in September. I just noticed it.
It is a pleasure to be your French tutor.

Language:
French

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French

I am a French native, born and raised in Paris.

As an English learner "from scratch", I have experienced all the learning steps of a language and am still working on improving further.

As a training manager in France, I have been asked to design and lead the English learning process in my company. Learning supports were diverse and some would fit better to a person than another because we are all different, learn differently and have different needs. My program was renewed twice and lasted 3 years. 82% of employees (as all were concerned) jumped two levels after 6 months training.

I have also helped dozens of adult students to pass the Bulat test, required to graduate and earn their Bachelor degree in Work Psychology.

In France, I am a work psychologist (equivalent to master's degree), trained to analyze activity. I have found that activity analysis is very convenient in order to find the blocks in any process (working or learning) and find a way around and release the motivation process.

Ecole Hotelière de Paris, France
Hotel Management
CNAM, Chaire de Psychologie du Travail, Paris, France
Master's

Education

Ecole Hotelière de Paris, France (Hotel Management)

CNAM, Chaire de Psychologie du Travail, Paris, France (Master's)

Excellent First Lesson — Laurence was quickly able to assess my current capabilities and help me advance my French skills. She is quite reliable as well as patient. She is also very enthusiastic. If you are looking to learn French, I can recommend Laurence without any reservations. ...

— Aaron, Seal Beach, CA on 1/22/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

30 min class: $25 2 persons at the same level: $60/hour. Conversation group (at least 3): $20/hour

Travel policy

Laurence will travel within 5 miles of Long Beach, CA 90804.