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Sandra M.

Bradenton, FL

$65/hour

Dynamic Teacher

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 29 ratings
Personable, patient and i'm sure, popular.
— Patrick, Bradenton, FL on 7/26/16

$65/Hour


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University of Michigan
French
Wayne State University
Master's

Education

University of Michigan (French)

Wayne State University (Master's)

About Sandra

I am a retired French and Humanities high school and college teacher. I taught for over 30 years in the Michigan Public School system before retiring to Wilmington. Since I've been here, I've taught French, Humor, Public Speaking and Music History for the Osher Lifelong Learning Program at UNCW. I am a dynamic, motivated and passionate educator who loves to watch students grow and gain confidence. My students always say that I make learning fun, and I believe strongly that people will practice what they know they can use and when they know that the process is enjoyable.

I have performed professionally on stage for years, and I continue to do so. Learning is like performing; it takes passion and practice. The result is a feeling of confidence that no one can take away from you.

My nickname is "Fifi, la Folle" (Fifi, the crazy woman).

I have a degree in French, and I've spent summers in graduate programs in France, including the Sorbonne. I have lived in France where I had to speak only French, and I continue to travel there regularly. I love France and the French people as well as French history and culture.

I may be reached by phone or by email, and my time is relatively flexible. I don't believe in wasting students' time with anything that is not relevant and helpful to their learning.
I am a retired French and Humanities high school and college teacher. I taught for over 30 years in the Michigan Public School system before retiring to Wilmington. Since I've been here, I've taught French, Humor, Public Speaking and Music History for the Osher Lifelong Learning Program at UNCW. I am a dynamic, motivated and passionate educator Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate includes cost of transportation and gas.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bradenton, FL 34202
In-person lessons

"Personable, patient and i'm sure, popular."

- Patrick, Bradenton, FL on 7/26/16

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Evan, Hubert, NC on 12/8/15

"Positive spirit! Great for learning"

- Marykitt, Camp Lejeune, NC on 9/19/15
Music:
Piano
English:
Public Speaking
Language:
French
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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French

I have taught French for over 30 years, and I continue to tutor and use my language on a weekly basis. I have lived in France, studied at the Sorbonne (University of Paris) and have completed graduate work in Angers and Aix-en-Provence. I have used numerous strategies for individualizing instruction so that your specific learning style will be addressed. Most importantly, I know how to make learning fun!

Piano

I have played and performed since age 5. I perform regularly in the community. I have a minor in music and have taught well over 50 piano students.

I am classically trained, but I play by ear and also play cocktail piano. I have played professionally on and off for many years.

I would prefer beginning students.

Public Speaking

I am a member of Toastmasters International. I have served as an officer for two different chapters, and I have won two local contests. I perform regularly on stage using my public speaking skills, and I am passionate about the confidence that public speaking has provided. I am an excellent speech writer, and I am eager to help others learn the basics and how to deliver their messages in a dynamic way.

University of Michigan
French
Wayne State University
Master's

Education

University of Michigan (French)

Wayne State University (Master's)

Personable, patient and i'm sure, popular.

Sandy makes re-learning French a fun activity, combining discussion of the student's own daily doings and interests. At the same time, she makes it challenging but interesting. Based on my first lesson, i would most heartily recommend her as a teacher!!

— Patrick, Bradenton, FL on 7/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate includes cost of transportation and gas.

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 15 miles of Bradenton, FL 34202.