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Corine G.

Woodland Hills, CA

$80/hour

Dynamic French tutor, Native French

4.9 average from 14 ratings
She is very enthusiastic, and amazingly patient with me and has a fabulous personality.
— Tina, Canoga Park, CA on 8/9/15

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Sorbonne University, France
Contemporary Arts

Education

Sorbonne University, France (Contemporary Arts)

About Corine

I can teach the subtleties of the languages in the context of the French culture, how to perfect pronunciation, as well as the fundamentals. Teach from conversational French, to AP test prep, or if you've always wanted to practice your French with a native speaker. Also: I'm fun! I can teach the subtleties of the languages in the context of the French culture, how to perfect pronunciation, as well as the fundamentals. Teach from conversational French, to AP test prep, or if you've always wanted to practice your French with a native speaker. Also: I'm fun! Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Woodland Hills, CA 91364

"She is very enthusiastic, and amazingly patient with me and has a fabulous personality."

- Tina, Canoga Park, CA on 8/9/15

"Easy going, friendly and knowledgeable"

- Kathy, Woodland Hills, CA on 3/14/16

"Terrific French Teacher!"

- Meike, Woodland Hills, CA on 9/25/15

"Great"

- Nicholas, New Orleans, LA on 6/22/15

"Excellent!"

- Emer, Winnetka, CA on 6/22/15
English:
English,
Writing
Language:
French

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

I learned English a second language when I was 23 and now write professionally in English. Because I am familiar with the struggles and difficulties of learning a new language through immersion in a new culture I am uniquely suited to help foreign speakers learn English and reduce their accents. My mother's tongue is French.

One thing I can help you with is accent reduction. It took me a while to master my own accent until that moment when it all suddenly made sense. I can help you erase bad habits and form new ones.

As you know, it is hard to be taken seriously when you do not speak the language. Together we can bring you to the next level.

Corine

French

I was born in Paris and studied at the Sorbonne. I am a professional writer and published author. In addition to coaching students in various level of French and writing I have been volunteered teaching French in both of my children's classrooms since Kindergarten all the way through AP exams. I do this because I love to teach and I'm good at it.

My way of teaching is simple: adapt to each student's preferred learning style (visual, auditory, written, or a combination of those). I'm also a firm believer in having a fun while learning.

I identify the student's weaknesses, strengths, and level, and build on it. Then I go about getting the student 'unstuck'. Is the student shy? Is the student making the same mistakes again and again? Has the student reached a plateau? Together we make a plan with goals, but the key to me is to make the lesson fun. Fun lessons stick because they are pleasurable.

I have tricks to help students remember. Also as a native speaker I'm able to help the student 'feel' the language and distinguish what he or she needs to know while filtering out the tedious or unnecessary. I can greatly help with accent reduction. The entire lesson is placed within the social context of life in France, to make it more concrete, dynamic and fun.

Whether you want to become comfortable conversing, gear up for a trip to a French-speaking country, or in need to a rigorous AP test prep, I will be there listening, adjusting, and supporting, and never boring you, I promise. Because to me teaching is about a relationship and a little bit of psychology. With this process and techniques I can really help the student go to the next level in a way that is relaxed, yet effective.

I can't wait to meet you and speak some Français with you !

A Bientôt!

Writing

In addition to tutoring student in my native language, which is French, I am professional writer and speaker on the topic of creative writing. Because I had to learn English at the age of 23 and ended up making most of my living from writing in a language other than my own, I am uniquely suited to teach students who have difficulties in writing.

Sometimes it is an issue of ideas, creativit, and letting oneself dare for self-expression. Sometimes it is about sentence structure and not knowing how to convey a idea in a way that packs punch yet is simple. Sometimes it about vocabulary or understanding how to add imagery, senses, and descriptions. In all cases I can rapidly evaluate the problem and help the student tackle it.

The earlier a person learns to write effectively and squash bad habits the better, but even adults can suddenly 'see the light' and become confident writers. I'm here to help!

Sorbonne University, France
Contemporary Arts

Education

Sorbonne University, France (Contemporary Arts)

She is very enthusiastic, and amazingly patient with me and has a fabulous personality. — Corinne tailors the lesson around some of the rules I want to learn plus adds on to the lesson with the things I still need to learn. A)Writes things down if I need it B) Brings in exercises from her computer C) Discuss a wide variety of topics ...

— Tina, Canoga Park, CA on 8/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Corine will travel within 15 miles of Woodland Hills, CA 91364.