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Danilo V.

San Francisco, CA

$50/hour

Learn French easily and efficiently

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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About Danilo

I have lived in Paris for 35 years. Now a retiree and permanent resident in California, I have had previous experience as a French language tutor--including many lessons to foreigners who have difficulties with the French pronunciation and its discrepancy with spelling. My approach is "music-like learning," whereby students are drilled in various words, on the first phase, to accustom them to sounds and logical orientation of the French language.

Unlike in English, there are pronunciation rules governing common nouns in French. On the second phase, succession of words also produces new or different sounds in French. Real situation language is also taught with emphasis on grammar, either through from the book method or audio-visual approach. Some of my former students had high scores in French language placement tests. I am a very patient, comprehensive teacher and I request my students to be likewise and to avoid being shy and reluctant in the class or one-to-one teaching application.

Language learning has a trial and error component. I have always wanted to impart knowledge to the young who, in becoming adults, may pursue this master-pupil relationship.

I have a French language teaching diploma and certificate from the University of Montpellier.

I may appear strict as language instructor, but my aim is to let the student absorb lessons and exercises. I am patient and require the same from students.
I have lived in Paris for 35 years. Now a retiree and permanent resident in California, I have had previous experience as a French language tutor--including many lessons to foreigners who have difficulties with the French pronunciation and its discrepancy with spelling. My approach is "music-like learning," whereby students are drilled in various Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94112
In-person lessons
Language:
French
History:
European History, Political Science,
World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Political Science

I have a BS in Foreign Service, an MA in Political Science and a Higher Studies Diploma (Ph. D. Level) in Poltical and Aministrative Sociology from the Universities of the Philippines and Paris-Sorbonne. I have taught Comparative European Politics, Political Dynamics and International Relations. My 35-year residence in Europe has kept me abreast of political developments in and out of the Old World, particularly European economic integration. I speak French fluently, have a good working knowledge of Spanish and acceptable level in German and Italian. I have also handled courses in European history, notably the Renaissance and post 1871 periods.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Danilo will travel within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94112.