Over 100 tutoring hours

Luann R.

Minneapolis, MN

$40/hour

Knowledgeable and Adaptable French, Italian and Science Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/17/15
5.0 average from 30 ratings
Very knowledgeable!
— Mary, Eden Prairie, MN on 11/12/15

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Universite de Paris VII, Paris, France
Biochemistry
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

Universite de Paris VII, Paris, France (Biochemistry)

University of Minnesota (PhD)

About Luann

I am passionate about and experienced in all the subjects I tutor.

Educated in the French school system, I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Paris, France, and then a PhD in Biochemistry from the Univ. of Minnesota where I was a Teaching Assistant for 3 years. Back in Europe, I did scientific research in Paris and then in Milan, Italy where I lived for 12 years. Combining my love of science and languages I then worked for 15 years as a certified translator and interpreter for French and Italian. I have assisted elementary school students in a homework help after school program for the past 4 years.

I tailor the content of the lessons to fit the student's needs. For curriculum based tutoring I will identify knowledge gaps or misunderstood concepts to then focus on those areas. Whether a student needs the basic beginner tool kit or conversation practice because his or her language skills are rusty, I offer native fluency and accent, and the cultural insight that comes from living and working in those languages for years.I also love to cook so I am throw in a recipe for good measure!
I am passionate about and experienced in all the subjects I tutor.

Educated in the French school system, I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Paris, France, and then a PhD in Biochemistry from
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55439
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Mary, Eden Prairie, MN on 11/12/15

"Very Pleased"

- Anthony, Minneapolis, MN on 7/22/14

"Knowledgeable, flexible, and supportive"

- Linda, Minneapolis, MN on 5/16/14
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry
Language:
French,
Italian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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French

I have been speaking French fluently since the age of 10. I attended a French school in France so I grew up learning French grammar and composition just like a native. Working as an English<>French translator and interpreter for 15 years allowed me to perfect my skills. I have tutored school age children of different ages and successfully helped a High School student skip a year of French in order to take AP French and go on to do well on that test.

I can provide conversation practice at a high level and provide help with pronunciation, and love to share insights into the culture.

Italian

I lived and worked in Italy for 12 years and speak fluent Italian with a good (Milanese!) accent and worked as an Italian to English translator for 15 years. I have tutored and conducted an Italian conversation group.

Universite de Paris VII, Paris, France
Biochemistry
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

Universite de Paris VII, Paris, France (Biochemistry)

University of Minnesota (PhD)

Very knowledgeable! — Luann is so patient and a fantastic teacher. She goes out of her way to help me learn with extra worksheets. ...

— Mary, Eden Prairie, MN on 11/12/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Luann will travel within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55439.