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Mel K.

Pasadena, CA

$50/hour

Speak French with confidence

$50/Hour


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University of the Philippines
Mathematic
Pepperdine University
Graduate Coursework
Cal State Fullerton
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of the Philippines (Mathematic)

Pepperdine University (Graduate Coursework)

Cal State Fullerton (Graduate Coursework)

About Mel

Bonjour tout le monde,

Staying at home after 30 years of working in industry, I decided that I should share my skills.

Although I am of the English mother tongue I am a fluent French speaker and I feel that speaking a foreign language is a good way for people to widen their horizons. Everyone has his own manner and pace in learning so that one-on-one tutoring is the best way to learn without fear of embarrassment, which can be a issue in a group session.

I took French classes as elective while I was doing my bachelors in mathematics at the university. Before going to Switzerland, I took French courses for 2 semesters at a local college in California just to freshen up my French. In Switzerland, I worked for 15 years in an all French-speaking environment, thus honing in my French-speaking skills. Being the only English speaker at work, I became the go-to person for translating documents and communication from French to English and vice-versa. Being in a French-speaking environment, my tutoring experience is obviously not in French, but in English, which I did part-time to help students in middle and high school who are struggling with the language.

In California, and the U.S in general, the situation is reversed, which is why I am offering French-tutoring lessons. My goal is to help students become confident speaking French by getting them to practice. Although I think that writing in French is important, my focus is on speaking because, in my view, language is for interacting with people.

I teach on-line using Skype or Google hang-outs where we can see each other (or not) depending on your choice. I am available from 6 a.m. PST, if you're an early bird and would like a mental jog to start your day, until 3 p.m, PST M-F. I charge $50/hour of on-line session.

Au plaisir de vous accueillir personnellement dans "notre" classe (où l'on peut se tutoyer selon votre souhait).

Mel
Bonjour tout le monde,

Staying at home after 30 years of working in industry, I decided that I should share my skills.

Although I am of the English mother tongue I am a fluent French speaker and I feel that speaking a foreign language is a good way for people to widen their horizons. Everyone has his own manner and pace in
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107
Language:
French

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University of the Philippines
Mathematic
Pepperdine University
Graduate Coursework
Cal State Fullerton
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of the Philippines (Mathematic)

Pepperdine University (Graduate Coursework)

Cal State Fullerton (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Mel will travel within 20 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107.