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Sylvie M.

Enthusiastic and creative French Tutor

Enthusiastic and creative French Tutor

$55/hour

  • 1,405 hours tutoring

  • Northport, NY 11768

About Sylvie


Bio

I am a conscientious tutor and enthusiastic advocate of the French language and culture, as I am French myself and spent 42 years there before I moved to the US in 2005. I got a certification of ESC Region 10 substitute training from the state of Texas before I relocated to Long Island in 2010. Besides, I possess a wide variety of French books and magazines for K-12 students, and more importantly have extensive experience in kids’ educational programs.
-Thanks to my doctorate level, I am...

I am a conscientious tutor and enthusiastic advocate of the French language and culture, as I am French myself and spent 42 years there before I moved to the US in 2005. I got a certification of ESC Region 10 substitute training from the state of Texas before I relocated to Long Island in 2010. Besides, I possess a wide variety of French books and magazines for K-12 students, and more importantly have extensive experience in kids’ educational programs.
-Thanks to my doctorate level, I am well organized, and able to search for the right tools and material to develop targeted projects in order to help students with their needs. I demonstrated excellent communication skills and planning expertise in developing educational programs for children creating appealing (and awarded) posters and craft activities for international nights in primary and secondary schools in the US, even creating an annual treasure hunt contest in between schools in partnership with the museums of the town for kids in 4th and 5th grades in France.
- Tutoring kids is thus a natural disposition I already practiced with different children. I helped young Americans to keep up with their French experience abroad, and prepared another one enter back the French school system after a few years in the US, successfully brought a young girl to scoring nearly perfect score on her SAT French test, give confidence and pleasure in others learning a foreign language.
-As a volunteer judge for the American Association of Teachers of French for three years, I am also aware of French contests contents. I can help with guided speaking, prose and poetry reading exercises which improve pronunciation for middle school and high school students. Besides, I can also provide help with French SAT subject training and AP French exams.
-In the school year 2015-2016, I ended teaching 8th grade French at Harbor Country Day School, in Saint James, NY and animating a French club.
I will dedicate myself to create the right educational material necessary to transmit the learning of the French language and culture in an enjoyable and caring way. Learning a foreign language is an exciting challenge, and I wish it to be an enriching discovery of new horizons, new culture and people for each student as well.
Best luck to you with your experience of the French language.


Education

Universite d'Aix-Marseille, France
undergrad
Universite d'Aix-Marseille, France
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: A $2 fee per 10 miles travel will be asked in case you would prefer me to come to your home for tutoring lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Northport, NY 11768
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/17/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, French

English

ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL, French, Prealgebra

Language

ESL/ESOL, French

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL, French, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL, French

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (877 ratings)
5 star
(868)
4 star
(8)
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1 star
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Reviews


Excellent tutor

She helped diagnose my son's strength and weaknesses. She is a very patient and knowledgable tutor. Will hire again to work with my son and maybe my other child.

Elva, 8 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Hello, Elva, Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind feedback. It is special to me. Sincerely, Sylvie

Attentive

On our first lesson, Sylvie was able to assess my level immediately and work with there. We got off to a very productive start. She is flexible and doesn’t need to work from a text.

William, 19 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Hello, William, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. It is a delight to help you hone your conversational skills. Sincerely, Sylvie

Two thumbs up!

Sylvie is wonderful to work with...very easy to get along with and my daughter looks forward to her lessons every week!

Alicia, 42 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Hello Alicia, What a nice surprise this morning to find your review after a wonderful year tutoring your daughter! She has made tremendous progress in French and reads almost fluently now. Way to go! Many thanks. Sylvie

Very knowledgeable, patient, elite and elegant lady

Native French speaker, extremely experienced with lots of different methods and approaches to teaching. Very pleasant and delightful. Excellent with children and adults.

Veronica, 3 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and compliments. It goes right to my heart. Sincerely, Sylvie

Patient and detail oriented.

Merci beaucoup - Sylvia is very helpful for my daughter as she continues her IB studies. The conjugations in all the tenses and moods is challenging and Sylvie is patient to categorize and explain while practicing.

Mira, 10 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Many thanks Mira for taking the time to write and post this thoughtful review. You made my day! Sylvie

Intuitive and well informed teacher

Not only is she making my kids giggle and have fun while learning with her but Sylvie is also guiding me on how to make language fun at home. She mixes a method for more serious grammar and brings playfulness to the table with games.

Martine, 3 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Hello Martine, Thank you so much for posting your thoughtful comment on this feedback page. It means a lot to me. I like to care about my students. It is key to their success. Warmly. Sylvie

Experienced and focused

She expressed interest in shaping her teaching around the student's individual needs and interests. She has a serious approach and is skilled at assessing the student's level of ability.

Elaine H, 10 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Hello Elaine, Your comment means a lot to me. I deeply appreciate your time and attention. Many thanks. Sylvie

Dedicated tutor who loves helping her students succeed

Sylvie is very dedicated to helping her students succeed. She recognizes that not every student has the same needs and teaches using a variety of methods (i.e. listening, reading, etc.). She even creates her own lesson plans that incorporate exercises that you can do at home using websites that she has reviewed to ensure their accuracy. I would highly recommend her as a French tutor regardless of the student's experience level or background.

Zachary, 3 lessons with Sylvie
Tutor responded:

Hello Zach, Many thanks, Zach, for taking the time to write this nice review. You know how much they are precious and greatly appreciated. You made my day. Sylvie

First meeting went well

My first meeting with Sylvie was positive. She was punctual and gave extra time to explain her learning plan. I will continue to meet with Sylvie.

Christopher, 12 lessons with Sylvie
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$55/hour

Sylvie M.

$55/hour

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Response time: 45 minutes