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Kami S.

Arlington, VA


French and Italian linguist dedicated to your success!

Background check passed as of 4/21/15
5.0 average from 84 ratings
2nd Lesson
— Alma, Washington, DC on 12/14/15

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George Mason University


George Mason University (Master's)

About Kami

I am a native French and native level Italian DOD certified Linguist with French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. I have a BAC A2 in French language and literature and extensive experience living, studying and working in EMEA-Europe, Middle East and North Africa, as well as Sub-Sahara Africa. I have a Master's degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a background in international affairs, political analysis and research.

Teaching foreign languages has become my passion for the last five years. This is my way to share with a valuable linguistic and cultural knowledge, and help you expand your horizons and succeed in a global world. The core of my tutoring approach is to transform the learning process into an immersion into a different world and culture. I emphasize on communication and (creative) writing skills and would like my students to reach the stage where they would be able to think in the targeted language.

I teach French and Italian with Arlington Public Schools and FluentCity (NYC). I also teach corporate level classes at FCC and HRF.
I offer tutoring in two subject areas to committed students with long-term goals:
1. Foreign Languages - French, Italian, Spanish and Russian
- French and Italian tutoring for all ages and levels, including full immersion
- Customized approach for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Level French and Italian for college students
- Tailored classes for middle school and high school French language students (French I-VII), AP French
- Preparation for the official French certification exams DILF/DELF /DALF, levels A1 to C2
- Preparation for the official Italian certification exams CILS I-IV, levels A1 to C2.
- Preparation for College and Graduate level Foreign Language Proficiency examinations.
- Russian and Spanish for Beginner and Intermediate level students
- French, Italian and Spanish for Travel
2. History, politics and government
I have an extensive background in International Relations/political analysis and a MA in International Affairs and I offer tutoring in AP World History as well as AP Government.

I look forward to working with you and transforming your dreams into reality! Knowledge is the key to success!
I am a native French and native level Italian DOD certified Linguist with French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. I have Read more

36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Arlington, VA 22202
Background Check: Passed

"2nd Lesson"

- Alma, Washington, DC on 12/14/15

"Great first lesson"

- David, Washington, DC on 11/29/15

"Wonderful Italian tutor!"

- Missy, Washington, DC on 10/26/15

"Bene! (Good!)"

- Sitthichok, Alexandria, VA on 9/8/14

"Professional, prompt, and engaging French tutor"

- Kyle, Washington, DC on 5/26/14

"Kami is a superb tutor and is easy to reach!"

- Angela, Bowie, MD on 5/9/14

"Very charming and knows her languages!"

- Bonnie, Alexandria, VA on 3/31/14

"Great tutor"

- Kathy, Fort Washington, MD on 1/8/14

"Great Tutor"

- Gina, Alexandria, VA on 10/28/13
Government & Politics, Political Science,
World History

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I have a BAC A2 in French Language and Literature and DLPT V 3/3 in French. I have studied, traveled and worked in France and French speaking countries in MENA and Sub-Sahara Africa. I have worked as translator/interpreter and language consultant with French for over 15 years.
I teach French with APS and FluentCity (NYC).


I have studied and worked in Italy and I have been a translator/interpreter and language consultant with Italian for almost 10 years. I have a DLPT V 3/3 in Italian.
I teach Italian with APS and FluentCity (NYC).

Political Science

I have an MA in International Relations and MA in International Commerce and policy. I have studied Political sciences, International relations theories as well as political history and other related subjects. I have worked in the field of international affairs for more than 14 years and I am a consultant, analyst with the DOD providing international affairs analysis, advice and cross-cultural training in the areas of geographical and linguistic expertise-EU, Russia, SEE, CIS.


I am a certified federal language consultant with Russian DLPT V 3/3.


I have a DELE C1 and DLPT V 3/3 in Spanish and I am a certified language consultant with Spanish.

George Mason University


George Mason University (Master's)

2nd Lesson — I am enjoying my lessons with Kami. So much of my French is coming back and maybe this time the grammar with stick. :-) ...

— Alma, Washington, DC on 12/14/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kami will travel within 40 miles of Arlington, VA 22202.