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Sylvie G.

Native French Speaker with 18 Years Experience-French SAT and AP Coach

Native French Speaker with 18 Years Experience-French SAT and AP Coach

$65/hour

  • 1,188 hours tutoring

  • Montrose, CA 91020

About Sylvie


Bio

I am a native French speaker from Paris with credentials and 18 years of teaching experience. I am offering French instruction where classes are tailored to your level and needs. It can be one-on-one classes, semi-private ones, small groups or corporate training classes.
No matter the setting my mission is to help you succeed in your respective endeavors, whether it is by helping you with homework or preparing for your next big test or for your upcoming trip to France!

I am a native French speaker from Paris with credentials and 18 years of teaching experience. I am offering French instruction where classes are tailored to your level and needs. It can be one-on-one classes, semi-private ones, small groups or corporate training classes.
No matter the setting my mission is to help you succeed in your respective endeavors, whether it is by helping you with homework or preparing for your next big test or for your upcoming trip to France!


Education

Pasadena City College
Languages - Fashion
Université de Paris XII - Languages/Law & Economics
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Rate increases apply for working with more than one student at a time. Less than 24-hr cancellation notice for a scheduled session: the hours are fully due.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Montrose, CA 91020
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/15/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French

French

As a French native from Paris I have been enjoying teaching the language and sharing the culture for over 15 years. I will be a patient and understanding instructor for your needs and help you succeed!

Homeschool

French

French

As a French native from Paris I have been enjoying teaching the language and sharing the culture for over 15 years. I will be a patient and understanding instructor for your needs and help you succeed!

Language

French

French

As a French native from Paris I have been enjoying teaching the language and sharing the culture for over 15 years. I will be a patient and understanding instructor for your needs and help you succeed!

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French

French

As a French native from Paris I have been enjoying teaching the language and sharing the culture for over 15 years. I will be a patient and understanding instructor for your needs and help you succeed!

Summer

French

French

As a French native from Paris I have been enjoying teaching the language and sharing the culture for over 15 years. I will be a patient and understanding instructor for your needs and help you succeed!

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Ratings and Reviews


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High School French Tutor

I have to caution against Sylvie, after writing a very glowing review of her months ago. She worked weekly with my son, but texted to reschedule almost every single lesson. We tried to make it work. Eventually, he got confused and forgot a lesson after multiple reschedules. Instead of using the late cancellation policy already in place (in which case we would have certainly paid for the missed lesson without question), Sylvie wrote a very angry text message to both my son and me to emphasize how upset she was about this. I replied we would certainly pay for this lesson no question. She replied again angry, I'm honestly not sure why, we did not dispute paying for the lesson at all (she was paid). She left him high and dry right before a test and refused to reschedule at all. Thankfully, we found another tutor and things are going well. If you're looking for stability and reliability this may not be the way to go.

Jill, 18 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Since I didn’t remember rescheduling "almost every single lesson" with Luka, I went through my cell phone conversations. Here is what I found: I can see Luka asking me to reschedule our lesson on 10/5/17: first he wanted it on Wednesday instead of Thursday, then he asked to keep Thursday at 5pm, changed it again that day to 5:45pm, and again and finally to 6:15pm. That was four changes just for one lesson in only a few hours. I accepted each change one after another. On Wednesday 10/18 he changed the time to 6pm which I accepted. Same on Wednesday 10/25, he changed the lesson to Friday which I accepted also. Only once, on 11/8/17, I asked him to switch the lesson from Thursday 11/9 to Friday 11/10 which he refused, and confirmed 5:15pm on 11/9. However, that day at 3:51pm, he texted me to reschedule from 5:15 to 6pm or later. I was in his neighborhood so I had to wait. Then he texted me again to meet at 6:30pm. I had been waiting in my car the entire time, for over 90 minutes. I had to leave for another lesson. He insisted to have the lesson even late. I accepted. After 9pm on Skype. This whole “one hour” lesson cycle (round-trip to the location, waiting time, and lesson itself) took over four hours of my day. I was paid for one hour. Several other times Luka asked for rescheduling our Thursday lesson: on 12/16 (Tuesday instead of Thursday), on 1/11, on 1/21 (he wanted 7:30pm after choosing 6:15pm) and last on 2/15 (where he wasn't able to show up and cancelled the lesson at 5:15, time of the lesson. He had confirmed this lesson for the second time at 12:18pm that day). What I notice through my conversations with Luka is how caring I was, sending him personal materials with additional examples and exercises of application to help him with difficult grammar issues; I also see him texting me a written assignment at 9:40pm for which he needed immediate assistance because it was due the day after. I corrected it right away and for free. All this, I can see and show, and these are facts… with the only purpose of helping him and caring like I have always been doing with all my grateful students. To end on a positive note I will add that regardless of the scheduling part I still have enjoyed our lesson time.

Fantastic tutor!

Sylvie has worked with me for the last three months. She was patient and friendly. She focused on what I asked for and always made sure I understood the material we were learning. She is a great French tutor, I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn French!

Olivia, 15 lessons with Sylvie

Thorough and Knowledgable

Sylvie was very helpful in not only clarifying points of confusion, but reinforcing everything I needed to know. She used lots of examples to show me my weaker areas and helped me learn what to look out for.

Jackie, 1 lesson with Sylvie

Patient, Kind, Native Speaker.

Sylvie has provided several lessons to tune my spoken and written French for business travel. She is a native speaker and competent tutor, able to quickly identify weak areas needing attention. She has an outstanding command of grammatical rules and idioms that are needed to function in France. She is also very patient and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend her for new to advanced French speakers.

Mike, 4 lessons with Sylvie

Great French Tutor

Sylvie has worked with my two high school aged sons They have both struggled through French, but Sylvie is so patient and methodical. She teaches in a way that they understand and retain the lessons. They have had lots of "Oh, now I get it" moments while working with Sylvie. Both have achieved an A in Honors French 4 while working with Sylvie. Sylvie is also very flexible and accommodating with our busy and unpredictable schedule. I highly recommend her.

Karen, 92 lessons with Sylvie

Motivating!

My son likes Sylvie and seems much more comfortable in his French class. Sylvie spends a lot of time with him and he really appreciates it.

Paige, 69 lessons with Sylvie

Dynamic and engaged.

My son is taking AP French but he was lacking some grammar because he took French 2 over the summer two years ago and they had to hurry through the book in 6 weeks. So our goal was to have Sylvie review and drill him on grammar and construction to fill in those important gaps and bring his writing up to AP speed with fewer mistakes. Sylvie has worked with my son for almost a month, often twice a week, and she's been excellent. We highly recommend her. My son says his grasp of French grammar has improved remarkably thanks to Sylvie and her intensive review. I only wish we had hired her 3 months ago! She is also professional, personable, prompt, quick to respond to email, texts and phone calls, and patient and flexible when we have suddenly had to reschedule meetings due to his ever-evolving schedule.

Denise, 6 lessons with Sylvie

Wonderful Tutor

Sylvie was wonderful - she focused on the student's needs. She worked with us only a couple of hours, but was very helpful.

Sue, 1 lesson with Sylvie

Nothing like a REAL Parisian!!

I was very impressed with Sylvie G. and her knowledge of Paris and communities, as I'm going there for the first time this month. Thanks to Sylvie, I now feel more confident about my travels to Paris and surrounding areas. She made the language seem easy and very digestible! When choosing coaching for a particular subject such as French, I believe you should choose a native of that country as opposed to a coach from another, ie. Canada, as the particulars and nuances of France, only a true native can convey. I highly recommend Sylvie for that reason and because she's incredibly patient and understanding.

Tina, 4 lessons with Sylvie
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Sylvie G.

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