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Veronique M.

Austin, TX

$60/hour

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Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, English
Master's
University of Texas, Austin, French Literature
PhD

Education

Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, English (Master's)

University of Texas, Austin, French Literature (PhD)

About Veronique

I am a very patient, understanding and experienced professor and I will do everything I can to make you more proficient in French. One hour goes by very fast with me and you’ll leave with a head full of good stuff to practice! One on one lessons are the best way to improve fast because your professor is able to provide lots of practice, followed by immediate feedback so you don’t keep practicing the wrong way.
My 20 years of very diverse teaching experience puts me in the best position to answer all your questions. I am very passionate about sharing my language and my culture, and I will make sure you get the most out of your lessons. I currently teach at Austin Community College, from which I received a NISOD Teaching Excellence Award. I also teach French teenagers in a French school (12-14 year old). I am also a language consultant in a private company where I teach group classes and private lessons (one on one or one on two). Some of my students had never had French instruction before and a few months later they can write emails in French, and have light conversations with a French person.
And there are my books. I wrote three French grammar books. In other words, whatever you need or want to learn in French, I am probably able to deliver. Did Mention I love teaching?
As to my story…well, after I graduated from the University of Nice, with a Master’s in English, I was offered a position at the University of Texas to teach French for a couple of years... and I am still here. Since then I finished my PhD in classical French Literature, got married to a Texan, did a lot of ballroom dancing, and started writing and teaching French. Et voila!

our lesson:
After a brief assessment I will design a lesson plan that fits your needs exactly.
Are you interested in becoming more fluent in French? Then a structured conversation class is what you need. Don't expect random chitchat. We will focus on pronunciation and oral comprehension.
French Culture is your passion? With well-constructed PowerPoint presentations I will guide you through past and present French culture. In French or in English.
Maybe what you need is thorough grammar work to enable you to read French news or French authors dans le texte. I will show you how to master tricky constructions (think subjunctive and the likes) and use specific methods that will improve your reading skills.
Or perhaps all you want is just enough grammar to get by in a light exchange with a French person. In this case we will do lots of pronunciation and vocabulary of current and idiomatic expressions. I will make pronunciation easier than ever! I have a method I currently use and it works beautifully.
Does your child need help with homework? I have worked extensively with teenagers who were preparing for the AP test or simply wanted to improve their grades. Note that I will not do your child's homework. Instead, I will explain his or her mistakes and give the child the tools to fix those mistakes once and for all. You will see progress quickly.
Are you preparing a French exam? I will get you ready for the DELF and DALF exams.
Are you a French-speaking parent struggling with the CNED? I can help.

My background and experience give me a unique perspective on teaching. I am a completely bilingual detective and I understand where the mistakes English speakers make come from. This is what allowed me to write successful books and this is what makes me a super teacher!

In a lesson, my sole focus is you and how we can best reach the next level for you. There are many ways to get there, and we will try them all until we find the method best suited to your needs. One warning: it will not be boring because I have lots of fun tricks in my chic French bag!



I am a very patient, understanding and experienced professor and I will do everything I can to make you more proficient in French. One hour goes by very fast with me and you’ll leave with a head full of good stuff to practice! One on one lessons are the best way to improve fast because your professor is able to provide lots of practice, followed Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Austin, TX 78750
Language:
French

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Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, English
Master's
University of Texas, Austin, French Literature
PhD

Education

Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, English (Master's)

University of Texas, Austin, French Literature (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Veronique will travel within 3 miles of Austin, TX 78750.