Vanderbilt University (French,Communication)
University of Virginia (Master's)
My experience with French began in middle school and it quickly became my greatest passion. When I was in college I was able to spend a semester in France and that experience changed my life. It was amazing to use the language I had learned every day and to understand the culture through first-hand experience. As a French teacher for 21 years, I have shared my passion for and knowledge of French language and culture with hundreds of students. I have inspired many of them to pursue French or other foreign language studies in college and beyond.
Though I have chosen to slow down my work routine, I would love to continue working with students and with the language that means so much to me. I have tutored many of my students in the past and I know how to assess students' strengths and needs to make the most of our time working together.
I hold both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in French. I spent a semester studying in France during college, and I have returned to France twenty times since then, often to accompany my students. I taught French 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP in a respected independent school in the Atlanta area for 21 years and I have worked wih students in grades 8-12. I began an exchange program with a French high school that is now going into its 14th year. In France I am often mistaken for a native speaker.
I enjoy making learning French fun and uncomplicated for my students. I have lots of great tips and secrets to share. I look forward to getting started with you and helping you on your way to being a fluent French speaker! My experience with French began in middle school and it quickly became my greatest passion. When I was in college I was able to spend a semester in France and that experience changed my life. It was amazing to use the language I had learned every day and to understand the culture through first-hand experience. As a French teacher for 21 years, I
Jennifer is a knowledgeable, professional and patient French tutor.
She has a good grasp of what my middle schooler needs to be successful! Jennifer is also working with my second grader to be more confident in reading and comprehension in the French language. Overall we've had a good experience so far!
Jennifer is an excellent French tutor. She is extremely knowledgeable, and she is very patient. I'm very happy to have found her. I highly recommend her. Arranging sessions has been very easy.
My son struggled with French class. He recently received an A on a French project. What an improvement, thank you Jennifer!
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Degrees: M.A. French language and literature, University of Virginia, 1993
B.A. French and Communication, Vanderbilt University, 1988
Experience: Taught French 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP for 21 years at respected independent Atlanta area school. Began exchange with high school in France and accompanied students to France for last 16 years.