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Brandon J.

Minneapolis, MN

$35/hour

Passionate Francophile Now Accepting French Language Students

Background check passed as of 3/22/16

$35/Hour


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University of Minnesota
French Studies
KEDGE Business School
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota (French Studies)

KEDGE Business School (Master's)

About Brandon

My teaching approach stems from my experiences as both a teacher and a student while living in France for over three years. I understand not only what it's like to instruct over 250 students aged 12-18 in a foreign language but also how difficult it can be to obtain a Master's degree in business at a Grande Ecole completely in French. I believe that allowing the student to learn at his or her own pace while challenging him or her at the same time creates a more meaningful experience. When students feel like they are actually accomplishing something on their own, they own the progress and are more motivated to excel.

As a non-native speaker, my experiences have taught me that through patience and perseverance anything is possible and I am confident that I can help translate them into real world applications to help your child improve his or her French skills by understanding exactly where he or she is coming from. Whether you're looking to simply learn new vocabulary or perfect conversation skills, I get the most satisfaction out of seeing your child succeed in a difficult foreign language and helping create another link between two cultures that are near and dear to me.

My passion for French started in junior high during my Introduction to French course. Four years of studying the language and two trips to France later, I found myself heading off to college to pursue an undergraduate degree in French Studies. After graduation, I decided to move to Montpellier, France, to teach English (primarily in French) to 250 students aged 12-18. After a brief stint in the US, I found myself back in France again this time to pursue a Master's degree in Business from the prestigious KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France. Along with tutoring, I run my own wine brokerage business which requires frequent travel to France as well as daily oral and written correspondence in French allowing me to continually hone my skills.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my experience or teaching approach. I offer discounts on reoccurring tutoring sessions as well as multi-pupil situations.
My teaching approach stems from my experiences as both a teacher and a student while living in France for over three years. I understand not only what it's like to instruct over 250 students aged 12-18 in a foreign language but also how difficult it can be to obtain a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55401
Background Check: Passed
Language:
French

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French

My passion for French started in junior high during my Introduction to French course. Four years of studying the language and two trips to France later, I found myself heading off to college to pursue an undergraduate degree in French Studies. After graduation, I decided to move to Montpellier, France, to teach English (primarily in French) to 250 students aged 12-18. After a brief stint in the U.S., I found myself back in France again this time to pursue a Master's degree in Business from the prestigious KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France.

University of Minnesota
French Studies
KEDGE Business School
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota (French Studies)

KEDGE Business School (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brandon will travel within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55401.