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Alain F.

Mountain View, CA

$55/hour

Native speaker for French and Master in Science Grad for Math!

800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/17/16
5.0 average from 292 ratings
Great tutor!
— Susan, Long Beach, CA on 2/12/17

$55/Hour


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St.Michel College, Brussels, Belgium
French, Latin, Greek, Dutch, Maths
University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Other
University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Master's

Education

St.Michel College, Brussels, Belgium (French, Latin, Greek, Dutch, Maths)

University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Other)

University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Master's)

About Alain

Bonjour, bonsoir! Permettez-moi de me présenter. Let me introduce myself.
I am a native French speaking tutor, very fortunate to have received the best education possible, that allowed me to enjoy a very successful international career. Having left the corporate world, I have the time and opportunity to share my passion for knowledge, in French and science/math.

My experience in tutoring started many years ago during my high school (Classic Latin/Greek Humanités) and university years (Master of Sciences degree). I tutored younger pupils in maths, French, with outstanding success and great moments!
Today, I am tutoring elementary, middle and high school students as well as adults in French, with similarly great results. My students improve their grades and have a proud feeling of achievement.

During a lesson, I am trying to make the time very enjoyable. Multilingual, I understand the peculiarities of the cultures of the different parts of the world. I teach the matter as a teamwork, joining seriousness with a touch of humor, making the lesson relevant for the objectives and expectations of the student(s). The lesson becomes a pleasant moment leading the student wanting to know more about French and looking forward to the next lesson. I am looking forward to helping you to be comfortable with the beautiful French language.

As a commitment to Education and its critical importance, for years, I was the Chairman of the Board of St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium.
Bonjour, bonsoir! Permettez-moi de me présenter. Let me introduce myself.
I am a native French speaking tutor, very fortunate to have received the best education possible, that allowed me to enjoy a very successful international career. Having left the corporate world, I have the time and opportunity to share my passion for knowledge, in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

The hourly rate is for one student. The price for each additional student is $30 with a maximum of 3 students per "class".

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Mountain View, CA 94043
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Susan, Long Beach, CA on 2/12/17

"Expert French tutor and a nice guy, too!"

- Vara, Los Altos, CA on 6/26/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Shaila, Sterling, VA on 4/5/17

"Knowledgeble and nice tutor"

- Hongmei, Saratoga, CA on 12/13/16

"very skilled with children"

- Jeannet, Palo Alto, CA on 10/4/16

"Reaching my dream of singing French songs with Alain's help!"

- D, Mountain View, CA on 7/14/16

"Great teacher, very patient"

- Nadya, Milpitas, CA on 3/3/16

"patient and fun teacher"

- Vivien, Palo Alto, CA on 2/1/16

"Alain has a good lesson plan and tools"

- Shawn, Uniontown, OH on 1/15/16

"Friendly, patient and approachable"

- Sheryl, Palo Alto, CA on 9/14/15

"Knowledgeable and helpful tutor!"

- Kristy, Mountain View, CA on 6/23/15

"Good introduction"

- Abdulrahman, Springfield Gardens, NY on 6/9/15

"Knowledgeable, patient, and committed to seeing his students learn."

- Alex, Portola Valley, CA on 6/2/15

"Wonderful teacher"

- Tracy, Palo Alto, CA on 4/6/15

"The best French tutor ever"

- Laura, Los Gatos, CA on 3/25/15
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English
Language:
French
History:
European History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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French

I received a very global and detailed education in all matters, especially languages and maths. I dare to say that I excel in French spelling and grammar, having been taught the "Grevisse French grammar", recognized in France and Belgium as the reference grammar book. During my high school years (Humanities Classics Latin-Greek), I not only learnt French even more in depth but also its roots from Latin and Greek. Furthermore, with 31 other pupils, selected for their aptitude and eagerness to learn, I was part of the first bilingual class in the country, French/Dutch. Later I learnt to speak English, Italian and German. From my last years in high school and my university years till today, I built a very broad experience and unique expertise in teaching younger children in maths, physics and especially French. While meeting the requirements and objectives, I teach by making the lesson fun and entertaining, enjoying the time spent, making the matter relevant for the student today's and tomorrow's life and naturally ending up having the student wanting more and getting better grades. The feedbacks from my students are my best ambassadors.

Prealgebra

I have had a very unique education, combining languages and scientific matters (algebra, geometry, fluids engineering, etc,...). This education allowed me to enjoy a very successful international career. So, I always keep in mind the ultimate goal of education when tutoring and relate the lesson to its usefulness for the student's future, adding a reason to excel in this subject.

I started tutoring years ago during my high school and university years. I tutored young students from elementary, middle school and high school in maths, with outstanding success and great moments! Bringing the students from being uncomfortable with maths to being on top of the class, smoothly and enjoyably.

St.Michel College, Brussels, Belgium
French, Latin, Greek, Dutch, Maths
University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Other
University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Master's

Education

St.Michel College, Brussels, Belgium (French, Latin, Greek, Dutch, Maths)

University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Other)

University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Master's)

Great tutor!

Alain is a wonderful tutor who helped me through a variety of projects and exam preparation. Thanks to Alain, I was able to pass some very difficult exams and gain a lot of confidence in my speaking ability.

— Susan, Long Beach, CA on 2/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

The hourly rate is for one student. The price for each additional student is $30 with a maximum of 3 students per "class".

Travel policy

Alain will travel within 15 miles of Mountain View, CA 94043.