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April P.

Prolific, Bilingual French Teacher + ESL Tutor

Prolific, Bilingual French Teacher + ESL Tutor

$80/hour

  • 46 hours tutoring

  • West Orange, NJ 07052

About April


Bio

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,...

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 a premier 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.


Education

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
French
Middlebury College
Masters
Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/26/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

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

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

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

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Super tutor - funny, smart and engaging

April is a fantastic tutor. She's funny, encouraging, smart and is very patient. She's adapted her teaching style to my learning style and she never makes fun of my pronunciation - and it is worth of having fun poked at it. She gently corrects and is very encouraging. I've really enjoyed our lessons and am learning a great deal. I highly recommend April.

Terri, 6 lessons with April
Tutor responded:

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!

The big smile after the session said it all! My daughter really enjoyed her first session with April. She loved her creativity and teaching style. As a senior taking French 3 after a one year layoff, she was not looking forward to the rustiness that was ahead of her. But as April said, "It's like getting back on a bike." My daughter enjoys her sense of humor and down to earth style and she felt that they had a lot in common outside of French. As a parent, I appreciated how professional and organized April was with what appears to be a great plan of action moving forward. We are both looking forward to a great working relationship. Thanks, April!

Bailee, 7 lessons with April
Tutor responded:

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

April is a fine tutor and we learned a lot from her in French! I would hire her again in a second.

Christine, 1 lesson with April
Tutor responded:

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

April is an engaging and intuitive tutor who is able to assess one's language level quickly. She is always patient and encouraging, and we learned a lot in a very short time. Additionally, April is a lovely person with whom it is easy to spend several hours a week. I highly recommend April, both for her tutoring skills and her joie de vivre. Five stars!

Ivy, 1 lesson with April
Tutor responded:

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

April turned out to be a great match for my 12-year-old daughter who had been having trouble with French in school. Literally, after the first two lessons with April, my daughter's grades shot up and have stayed up ever since. Thank you, April!

Anna, 9 lessons with April
Tutor responded:

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!

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Response time: 17 hours

$80/hour

April P.

$80/hour

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Response time: 17 hours