Native French instructor from France
Native French instructor from France
"Outstanding French teacher!"
Dianne, 11 lessons with Nathalie
Response time: 5 hours
I am a native French speaker with over 7 years teaching experience. My clients are corporate executives, individuals such as adults and children, professional groups, and various government offices.
I teach French to all levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced to children and adults. I teach small classes and one on one. I customize lessons according to aptitude and age and I monitor student’s progress. I familiarize adult students with French culture through French cuisine, politics, economy, French expressions, and the use of slang words with articles and videos on various websites.
I teach French to college students and at school level K-12 grade and I expanded French vocabulary through the use of songs, games, stories, books, flashcards and conversation.
Also, I train US government personnel to master basic French before overseas assignments and help them to reach the level needed and prepare them for the Interagency language Roundtable (ILR) through a consistent and easy to follow format.
I am teaching to several language centers in the DC area, to Quantico, the Marine Corps in Virginia, and to private students. I also give advice to Instructors how to teach French giving them all the tools to succeed.
Outstanding French teacher!
Nathalie is an absolutely outstanding French teacher! She is everything I had hoped for in a tutor, and more. I am a foreign language teacher myself, with many years of experience teaching at the college and secondary level, so I knew where my problems were in French, and I had a good idea of the approach I needed. On the first day, Nathalie asked me what I wanted to concentrate on, and I told her: my appalling French accent, my sparse vocabulary, and my poor grammar. With great patience and professionalism, Nathalie corrects my pronunciation and enriches my vocabulary throughout the lesson. Her knowledge of French grammar is complete; equally important, she knows how to explain grammar points clearly and succinctly. Needless to say, Nathalie always speaks and writes to me in French, unless I specifically ask her to clarify a point briefly in English. In addition, Nathalie regularly asks me what areas of French culture I want to learn about, and then searches for appropriate, up-to-date articles, which she either brings to the lesson or sends me in advance. This is wonderful, because I am not only learning French, but also learning about things that interest me, and developing the vocabulary to talk about them in French! Nathalie also has provided me with countless internet sources for reading and listening to French on my own. In addition to her superior teaching ability, I would recommend Nathalie because she is a lovely person to work with. She arrives promptly for lessons, she is kind and considerate, and she creates a professional but relaxed learning environment. I feel very fortunate to have found this outstanding tutor, and I highly recommend her to everyone interested in learning French!Dianne, 11 lessons with Nathalie
Friendly Effective Tutor
Since Nathalie started tutoring my son, his French grade has improved drastically. His confidence in speaking and writing French has significantly improved to where he truly enjoys the language. His French teacher has expressed her delight with the results and encourages James to continue with Nathalie. Most importantly, with his joy of French now, it will continue to be a part of his electives throughout High School. Nathalie has been great!Maureen, 27 lessons with Nathalie
Kind and professional
Nathalie was competent, kind and patient with a very green student. I am confident I will be able to learn the language with her help. I look forward to the next lesson!Larry, 51 lessons with Nathalie
Qualified and Patient
Nathalie is very knowledgeable and qualified for teaching her subject matter. She was able to identify my language goals and developed a strategy for the way forward. She worked diligently with me to accommodate with my schedule. She is also pleasant and personable. So delighted to have met Nathalie.Rehab, 2 lessons with Nathalie
Adapts to my learning style
After finishing the free duolingo course I needed an instructor who could provide more formal training and work with me on using the knowledge I had gained to be able to converse. After only three lessons I feel like I am on a path that will take me to real comprehension and the ability to think and speak in french. I'm an engineer so I need to understand "why" as well as "how" - Nathalie sensed that about me and now leads with both when she is explaining things. I look forward to each new lesson.Art, 4 lessons with Nathalie
My high school kid is learning French 3 and was struggling with grammar and speaking. He tremendously improved in both areas after a couple of lessons with Nathalie.Subbu, 3 lessons with Nathalie
She is working on my individual needs in speaking, reading and writing while teaching me about current events in France and Europe.Allison, 87 lessons with Nathalie
Engaging and age-appropriate instruction ...
We cannot say enough about Nathalie. She is a consummate professional, and outstanding! The lesson was part of our daughter's small birthday party celebration. Nathalie arrived and seamlessly integrated herself into the group, engaging both parents and children. Nathalie introduced the girls numbers, parts of the face, parts of the body, a basic french introduction, common phrases such as "Comment allez-vous?", "je m'appelle ...". The girls responded to Nathalie and were engrossed in the lesson immediately, and throughout. Nathalie reinforced the lesson with games and closed with a review. Needless to say, Nathalie will be our ongoing french tutor. She is simply "magnifique!". Thank you, Nathalie! You were amazing and exceeded out expectations!Paulina, 1 lesson with Nathalie
Nathalie, your instruction in French has made all the difference! My son told me that his ability to understand the French lessons taught in school has increased because of your instruction. Thank you so much for inspiring confidence in young learners.R, 22 lessons with Nathalie
Great French teacher who makes French fun for children
Natalie has been teaching my children, ages 13 and 9, for the past tree months. She is a great teacher who adjusts the intensity of teaching so that French remains fun. Some of the methods she employs include immersion techniques so the kids learn without feeling that they are studying something. Also, she takes systematic approach with grammar. In the end, my children have fun learning and wait for their weekly lessons. Highly recommended for children studying French!Byeongju, 17 lessons with Nathalie
Response time: 5 hours