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April P.

West Orange, NJ

$60/hour

Prolific, Bilingual French Teacher + ESL Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/26/14
5.0 average from 28 ratings
Knowledgable & friendly tutor
— Susan, South Orange, NJ on 5/12/17

$60/Hour


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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
French
Middlebury College
Master's
Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris
Graduate Coursework

Education

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (French)

Middlebury College (Master's)

Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris (Graduate Coursework)

About April

Currently, I'm an active French language teacher with experience working with several clients of various ages who have seen positive results. I have also provided ESL tutoring services in a school environment for a multi-lingual francophone student.

During my undergraduate studies, I trained with the School for International Training in Toulouse, France. I later obtained my Master of Arts degree in French from Middlebury College after an intensive, full immersion, year abroad in Paris, where I also took a certification course and exam in Business French at Novancia and classes at l'Université de Paris III (La Sorbonne Nouvelle).

While studying for my Masters, I acquired classroom experience in France, teaching English to French high-school students (equivalent of 1st year college in U.S.) on a political science track at the Lycée Paul Valery in Paris.

In Philadelphia, I was facilitator of the Girl Scouts' Decisions for Life curriculum for middle school aged girls which led me to accept a permanent position at a charter school in Philadelphia and later a tutoring post in New York City.

While working in publishing, I founded a lunchtime French tutoring program and instructed editors at Essence Magazine. Most of my career has been focused in the creative field and I think this has given me some unique experiences from which to draw-- a plus when working with students. I am happily married to an educator of 12 years who has experience in both New York and New Jersey as a teacher, administrator and instructional coach.
Currently, I'm an active French language teacher with experience working with several clients of various ages who have seen positive results. I have also provided ESL tutoring services in a school environment for a multi-lingual francophone student.

During my undergraduate studies, I trained with the School for International Training
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgable & friendly tutor"

- Susan, South Orange, NJ on 5/12/17
April replied on 5/30/2017

Susan, tutoring your daughter has been a highlight of my week. I am thrilled that in just one quarter of tutoring her grade in French jumped up two grades! Thank you for this wonderful feedback!

"Super tutor - funny, smart and engaging"

- Terri, Florham Park, NJ on 9/23/14
April replied on 5/30/2017

It was such a delight meeting with you. I hope that you'll continue to pursue learning the things that bring you joy.

"Creative with Great Teaching Style!"

- Bailee, South Orange, NJ on 9/10/14
April replied on 9/11/2014

I am beyond pleased to hear this. Thank you! It's so rewarding to support a student who is passionate and excited about life and her studies. I look forward to a great year working together!

"Excellent tutor"

- Christine, Little Falls, NJ on 8/25/14
April replied on 8/26/2014

How wonderful to hear! Thank you. I hope your trip to France brought you joy and unlimited opportunities to use what you learned with me. Cheers!

"Very Patient and Excellent Tutor"

- Ivy, Carlstadt, NJ on 1/29/14
April replied on 1/29/2014

Thank you for your positive feedback. This is very encouraging. I couldn't have asked for more engaging and inquisitive students! Working with you is refreshing for me as a tutor and one of the highlights of my week.

"Great tutor"

- Anna, Millburn, NJ on 1/17/14
April replied on 1/21/2014

You are very welcome, Anna! It is a pleasure working with your daughter and seeing her marked improvements from the beginning of our sessions to now. Thank you for your feedback!

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French

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ESL/ESOL

I was an ESL tutor for a bilingual French high school student.

French

I have a MA in French Culture and Civilization from Middlebury College.
I studied at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université de Paris IV).
I have DFA2 Certification in Business French and a BA in French.
I studied Abroad with the School for International Training in Toulouse, France

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
French
Middlebury College
Master's
Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris
Graduate Coursework

Education

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (French)

Middlebury College (Master's)

Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgable & friendly tutor

April has been meeting with my 10th grade daughter since this past October to help her with her second year French class. It has made such a difference in my daughter's understanding of the language and her grades. Mostly, they review and practice what has been taught in class. April will often go deeper with the material when she feels my daughter is ready for that. She helps her do homework an

— Susan, South Orange, NJ on 5/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

April will travel within 15 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052.