Over 200 tutoring hours

Tina H.

Pleasant Hill, CA


Building your confidence and abilities in French one step at a time!

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/2/14
4.9 average from 64 ratings
Organized and Passionate
— Nancy, Walnut Creek, CA on 10/20/16

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About Tina

I completed my high school degree in Paris. I then pursued a career as an Optician in Paris after having attended Optometry school in the French Alps.

After 20 years of living in France, I moved to the East Bay. I decided that sharing the language and culture of where I grew up would be more valuable than being an optician in California. As of today, I have about 5 professional years of teaching French under my belt and my students’ ages range from 10 to 70.

I first started out sharing French language and culture to both of my daughters. It not only made me happy, but I felt like I was giving them a skill that would be valuable for the rest of their lives.
Pushing them to learn French allowed them to also have the flexibility to learn Spanish, and Mandarin.
Being exposed to these different languages has made them open-minded and aware of the world.
Currently, the eldest works at a tech company where she uses her knowledge in languages and the second one is pursuing Linguistics at UCLA.

Teaching French gives me much pleasure because I get to spread the customs and language of my nation.
From my daughters as my first students, I now better understand the struggles of acquiring a language as well as how to break the challenges down into easier puzzles. My priority is to create a positive and energetic relationship with my students. I adapt to each child and go at a pace that will help them succeed and improve their grades. Not only am I more than capable at following public/private school programs, but I am also able to make sure that the students are always prepared for the next step.

I cover conversational French, grammar, and pronunciation that will prepare you to not only excel in your French course but also to travel to France. For those who have learned French years ago, I am the right person to help you get back on track.

Feel free to contact me if you're looking for a passionate tutor who will further your knowledge and culture of France.
I completed my high school degree in Paris. I then pursued a career as an Optician in Paris after having attended Optometry school in the French Alps.

After 20 years of living in France, I moved to the East Bay. I decided that sharing the
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Travels within 3 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Organized and Passionate"

- Nancy, Walnut Creek, CA on 10/20/16

"Kind and Patient Tutor"

- Marissa, Pleasant Hill, CA on 10/12/16

"Very Helpful Tutor"

- Mary, Danville, CA on 9/4/15

"Great Tutor"

- Claudia, Pleasant Hill, CA on 6/10/15

"A Patient Tutor"

- Trish, Benicia, CA on 8/21/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Wai, Lafayette, CA on 6/13/14

"Great Tutor"

- Jean, Pleasant Hill, CA on 5/8/14

"Fun & Fabulous French Citizen Tutor"

- Candice, Walnut Creek, CA on 3/19/14

"Good tutor"

- Richard, Lafayette, CA on 10/8/13

"Very Patient and Knowledgeable"

- P, Walnut Creek, CA on 9/11/13

"Verk knowledgeable tutor!"

- John-Michael, Walnut Creek, CA on 8/15/13

"A wonderful French tutor"

- Grace, Dublin, CA on 7/12/13

"Great and patient tutor"

- Claudine, Concord, CA on 3/5/13

"Excellent French Tutor!"

- Margo, Concord, CA on 9/27/12

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French lessons from beginner to advanced levels (all ages)

Organized and Passionate — Tina was quickly able to determine my level in French and choose creative and challenging activities to help me resolve shortcomings in French. She is able to determine when/how to interject help and when to let me work through a communication problem. Tina is constantly positive and interested in the activities we do together. Tina's cheer, patience, and creative competence create a positiv ...

— Nancy, Walnut Creek, CA on 10/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tina will travel within 3 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.