Western Kentucky University (French)
Murray State University (Master's)
I am a retired certified French teacher and was chosen as Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2000 by the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association. I spent my entire career in public schools coaxing sometimes reluctant students to learn French. I can help you make sense out of the French language. I currently teach private lessons and am quite experienced with one-on-one interaction. Need quick results? I can help.
I am a retired certified French teacher and was chosen as Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2000 by the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching
She took the time to understand exactly what I wanted to achieve and made me feel very comfortable with my skills level. She has experience in French culture as well as the language. In fact, I learned a lot more than just language. Very fun!
Debbie has been tutoring my daughter twice a week for a month now and she consistently exceeds our expectations. She is patient, knowledgeable and very skilled at imparting information and challenging my daughter to improve. I highly recommend Debbie.
Debbie has proven herself to be extremely knowledgeable of the French language and possesses the teaching skills necessary to make the learning experience easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend her!
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I have an extensive background in languages. I studied French, Spanish, Russian, and German in college, and I taught high school French for 29 years. During my teaching career, I also taught Spanish and English for several years.
I have a Bachelor's degree in French and taught high school French until I retired. I led student trips to France almost every summer until I retired.
I have a wide knowledge of grammar, due in large part to my foreign language background. In order to teach French grammar, I often had to first teach the English equivalent. I also taught high school English for several years.
As a former high school language teacher, I spent many hours teaching grammar. I also taught high school English working on punctuation and composition. My proofreading skills came from grading essays and compositions.