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Alexandre B.

Improve your French with a creative and outgoing native speaker

Improve your French with a creative and outgoing native speaker

$50/hour

  • 99 hours tutoring

  • Washington Heights New York, NY 10032


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About Alexandre


Bio

I am French, born and raised in Paris. A former videographer for the scientific community, I have a B.S. from Aix-Marseille II (Science) and an M.S. in Environment and Archaeology from Paris Nanterre (Paris 10). I started teaching 10 years ago when I started a PhD at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Sharing my French culture is a passion and I would love to help you turn your language learning from a struggle into a fun and enjoyable experience. I teach conversationally...

I am French, born and raised in Paris. A former videographer for the scientific community, I have a B.S. from Aix-Marseille II (Science) and an M.S. in Environment and Archaeology from Paris Nanterre (Paris 10).

I started teaching 10 years ago when I started a PhD at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Sharing my French culture is a passion and I would love to help you turn your language learning from a struggle into a fun and enjoyable experience.

I teach conversationally and students learn grammatically correct language by practice rather than rules ; My style of teaching is based on French conversation dealing with diversified topics like currents events, popular culture, politics, economics, news, etc. I also help student to read and discuss French literature and newspaper/magazine articles and editorials. One of the aspects that we can discuss is the French context surrounding various events or works, so that you have a more comprehensive understanding of the different levels of meaning at play.

I enjoy 'designing' and preparing lesson plans for each session geared to address particular interests of the student. In order to do this, I meet with the student and/or the family (depending on the age of the student) to work together to plan a course of study. I think that a good teacher is a sum of pedagogy+psychology+method ; with pedagogy being the heart of the process.

As a teacher then a videographer I have always chased that passion to turn something which was supposed to be 'boring' into something 'fun.'

The first thing that I will ask is : Why do you want to learn or improve your French and what are you expecting from me ? Then I will develop an overall course of action based on the time available (how long sessions should continue) to complete a set objective (ex. getting caught up for a course, overall grade improvement, preparing for a specific exam, etc.) and those assumptions.

I am creative in my teaching. I use my videographer background (multimedia approach) to bring insight and originality to teaching students.

I tutor daytime and evenings and I also tutor online, which is great for anyone who's busy or would like to take classes late at night.

I love working with people and sharing this passion. I am energetic and patient and relate well to students of all levels and ages. I am creative in my teaching.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of New York, NY 10032
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French

Homeschool

French

Language

French

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French

Summer

French

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Fantastic!

Alexandre took time to find French newspaper articles on the things that interest me to work on my pronunciation and vocabulary. It is so lovely to have him come over to my apartment to speak french for an hour. Highly recommend for adults, teens, children--- great teaching method/lots of patience/ very kind.

Lynn, 20 lessons with Alexandre

Talented tutor

Well rounded tutor, engaging, is able to access the students strengths and where they need help from the get go, both subjectively and objectively. He comes with a plan, the best way to re-enforce what was learnt and use that as a platform to attain further fluency, using different modalities, written, audio and visual based on the students personality and interests. Doesn't take things for granted, covers all bases - vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and listening comprehension as well as encouraging the student to converse in a very relaxed way.

Sun, 3 lessons with Alexandre

Great French tutor!

He brought to his lesson an enthusiasm that rubbed off on my daughter. He gave us some great suggestions for going forward and that we can work on together. He is very responsive and I was totally comfortable having this stranger in my house, tutoring my daughter. Thanks!

Rabi, 1 lesson with Alexandre

Very personable and accommodating to my needs

I have only had 3 lessons this week with Alexandre. He is eager to find ways to work with my yearning to excel in French; as well as working around my schedule. You will not be disappointed!

Suki, 7 lessons with Alexandre

Excellent service

Alex is an extremely professional, knowledgeable and efficient tutor. He started by briefly introducing himself in French and then he proceeded to ask me to do the same. He made notes as I spoke to record areas where I could improve; he quickly developed a diagnostic and proposed exercises that will help me reach my stated objectives in a realistic amount of time. He was very knowledgeable of the common challenges native English speakers make when speaking French, and more importantly he had actionable solutions.

Darnell, 9 lessons with Alexandre

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Alexandre B.

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