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Conversational and written French, English and ESL
Donna N.

195 hours tutoring

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Donna N.'s Photo

Conversational and written French, English and ESL
Conversational and written French, English and ESL
Donna N.

195 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

195 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Donna


Bio

I received both my BA and Master's degrees in French Language and Literature from New York University and the University of Paris. I have experience teaching French classes from kindergarten through high school levels and have tutored children and adults in French and English as a Second Language. I have also worked as an interpreter and translator for many years, and was the producer and host of a daily bilingual radio program. I speak several other languages as well, and find that each...

I received both my BA and Master's degrees in French Language and Literature from New York University and the University of Paris. I have experience teaching French classes from kindergarten through high school levels and have tutored children and adults in French and English as a Second Language. I have also worked as an interpreter and translator for many years, and was the producer and host of a daily bilingual radio program. I speak several other languages as well, and find that each one opens new doors to greater understanding of other cultures and customs. Teaching language arts is a joy for me, and I love sharing the excitement of a new language with others.

I understand the challenge, both emotional and intellectual, of learning a new language, so my goal is to make the lessons a fun experience. I teach in the target language for the most part, because the first step in learning a foreign language is to hear it, even without understanding it. I am an experienced stage actor and I find those skills very helpful in getting the message across to my students. I use storytelling, photos, picture books and games as tools to create an interactive and non-threatening environment. Language learning is fun and exciting. It takes time, of course, to become fluent in a second language, but with steady and consistent work, anyone can do it. My goal is to make the journey a pleasant and rewarding one. My fees are reasonable and I'm available by phone or email at any time to answer questions or help with homework.


Education

New York University
French
New York University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.
French,

French

I hold a BA and MA in French Language & Literature from NYU and University of Paris. I worked at United Nations Radio for several years, became a French/English translator and interpreter, and have taught French in classrooms and privately to adults and to children from pre-K through high school. Learning a new language is challenging and exciting, and I do my best to make it fun. I love helping others to develop their ability first to understand and then to speak French through conversation supported by grammatical explanation.
Grammar

Grammar

Grammar has always been my strong suit, and I love explaining the mechanics of language to others. I have had very rigorous training in grammar and enjoy sharing this knowledge with my students. I believe that once a student learns the basic rules of English grammar, the pieces fall into place in a way that makes writing and speaking correctly second nature.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

Grammar has always been my strong suit, and I love explaining the mechanics of language to others. I have had very rigorous training in grammar and enjoy sharing this knowledge with my students. I believe that once a student learns the basic rules of English grammar, the pieces fall into place in a way that makes writing and speaking correctly second nature.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar has always been my strong suit, and I love explaining the mechanics of language to others. I have had very rigorous training in grammar and enjoy sharing this knowledge with my students. I believe that once a student learns the basic rules of English grammar, the pieces fall into place in a way that makes writing and speaking correctly second nature.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience in writing and editing term papers, publicity materials, business documents and correspondence. I am the regular editor of papers for several students at Princeton and Columbia Universities, and have excellent references. I hold a Master's degree from New York University, and have many years experience as a writer. I love writing and editing, and enjoy explaining the intricacies of the English language, particularly to non-native speakers.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.
French,

French

I hold a BA and MA in French Language & Literature from NYU and University of Paris. I worked at United Nations Radio for several years, became a French/English translator and interpreter, and have taught French in classrooms and privately to adults and to children from pre-K through high school. Learning a new language is challenging and exciting, and I do my best to make it fun. I love helping others to develop their ability first to understand and then to speak French through conversation supported by grammatical explanation.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience in writing and editing term papers, publicity materials, business documents and correspondence. I am the regular editor of papers for several students at Princeton and Columbia Universities, and have excellent references. I hold a Master's degree from New York University, and have many years experience as a writer. I love writing and editing, and enjoy explaining the intricacies of the English language, particularly to non-native speakers.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.
French

French

I hold a BA and MA in French Language & Literature from NYU and University of Paris. I worked at United Nations Radio for several years, became a French/English translator and interpreter, and have taught French in classrooms and privately to adults and to children from pre-K through high school. Learning a new language is challenging and exciting, and I do my best to make it fun. I love helping others to develop their ability first to understand and then to speak French through conversation supported by grammatical explanation.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.
French,

French

I hold a BA and MA in French Language & Literature from NYU and University of Paris. I worked at United Nations Radio for several years, became a French/English translator and interpreter, and have taught French in classrooms and privately to adults and to children from pre-K through high school. Learning a new language is challenging and exciting, and I do my best to make it fun. I love helping others to develop their ability first to understand and then to speak French through conversation supported by grammatical explanation.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience in writing and editing term papers, publicity materials, business documents and correspondence. I am the regular editor of papers for several students at Princeton and Columbia Universities, and have excellent references. I hold a Master's degree from New York University, and have many years experience as a writer. I love writing and editing, and enjoy explaining the intricacies of the English language, particularly to non-native speakers.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am very well versed in English grammar and syntax, I write well, and I enjoy explaining how the language works. I'm particularly good at helping non-native speakers to improve their accents and sentence structure. I believe language learning should be fun and exciting, and I like to engage in interesting conversation in order to identify and correct the student's weaknesses. I have a Master's degree from NYU and have worked with students at all levels of English proficiency.
French,

French

I hold a BA and MA in French Language & Literature from NYU and University of Paris. I worked at United Nations Radio for several years, became a French/English translator and interpreter, and have taught French in classrooms and privately to adults and to children from pre-K through high school. Learning a new language is challenging and exciting, and I do my best to make it fun. I love helping others to develop their ability first to understand and then to speak French through conversation supported by grammatical explanation.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience in writing and editing term papers, publicity materials, business documents and correspondence. I am the regular editor of papers for several students at Princeton and Columbia Universities, and have excellent references. I hold a Master's degree from New York University, and have many years experience as a writer. I love writing and editing, and enjoy explaining the intricacies of the English language, particularly to non-native speakers.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Patient, knowledgeable tutor

Our 16 year-old son loves working with Donna. She pushes him gently and patiently to complete his French homework and helps him prepare for quizzes and tests. He had no idea what was going on in his high school French class and felt embarrassed to have fallen so far behind. After just a few weeks of working with Donna, he went from failing French to getting A's and B's on quizzes and tests. He wants to continue with French because as he says, "Now, I like learning French."

Helen, 31 lessons with Donna

Great Tutor!

Donna did a great job tutoring my son in French. She is very knowledgeable & has a great approach. Thanks Donna!

Rima, 3 lessons with Donna

Present and responsive tutor

She was very helpful in introducing basic verbs but being open to questions about other vocabulary and sayings. And she keeps it all in French which is important!

Marisa, 2 lessons with Donna

Pleasure to work with!

My son enjoyed working with Donna. Her patient and pleasing disposition made it easy for him to feel immediately comfortable. Donna is a thoroughly committed tutor who offers terrific pointers. I was delighted to read her follow up email which reminded my son to review the items covered in the previous lesson.

Cris, 10 lessons with Donna
Hourly Rate: $75
Response time: 3 minutes
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