University of Zagreb (French)
University of Zagreb (Master's)
Sorbonne University (Other)
I am a French Language teacher and tutor with MA degree in French and ten years experience tutoring French to youth and adults with excellent results. I tutored for Societe Completude in Paris (I have taught Math, Latin, and Chemistry in French!), and individual beginner and advanced French lessons.
I currently teach French to youth and adults in Seattle giving individual lessons and working with The North Seattle French School. I am able to adjust my tutoring to meet different needs (conversation, grammar, reading, writing, etc. ) and to create worksheets to help college student prepare for exams, helping them raise their grades.
I would be happy to help you learn French with understanding and success, and can provide you with excellent references on demand. I am a French Language teacher and tutor with MA degree in French and ten years experience tutoring French to youth and adults with excellent results. I tutored for Societe Completude in Paris (I have taught Math, Latin, and Chemistry in French!), and individual beginner and advanced French lessons.
I currently teach French to youth
$65 rate for lessons at a private residence
Great help to my son. First, Petra took the time to understand how my son learns, provided him with helpful materials, and has been a perfect support for his in school studies. Plus, she is fun and always smiling. Thank you Petra.
Petra is a wonderful teacher. She is super enthusiastic and has a bundle of resources for learning. She makes me even more motivated about learning French. She brings a fun element to the classes while making sure we make good progress. I meet with her on a weekly basis and I have been learning a lot from our classes. She is quick to identify places where I need help and is encouraging by letting me know when I am making improvement. I like how she provides a variety of practice material to keep things interesting. She is also open to my ideas of what to incorporate into our lessons, which I appreciate a lot. Petra is a great find and I love conversing with her in French!
Petra is an excellent French tutor. She took the time to get to know my son and provided him with customized study plan. In addition to lessons, she made herself available to email questions as well. With her help, I can see my son likes French more and more and speaks the language with greater confidence. Definitely a five star ranking from me. Thank you very much Petra!
After a handful of sessions, I can confidently say that Petra is an excellent tutor and I very much enjoy working with her. Currently she is helping me to prepare for the DELF exams after we figured out that A2 is the level at which I am in my learning rather than B1.
Here is a sum of my experience so far:
- Prior to beginning our lessons, Petra took the time to call me up and answer my questions regarding goals, expectations, concerns, or lesson structure. At our first lesson, we both got a sense of where I was in terms of language ability and brought realistic goals to the table - going for A2 rather than B1 exam, improving listening/ speaking (my weakest areas).
- She is highly responsive to feedback (e.g.whether the homework is too much/not enough, can we focus on additional practice of a specific grammar concept, etc.).
- She shares a plethora of resources and materials, many of which I never knew existed before our lessons and add greatly to my learning.
- She will challenge me, but also scale back if a topic is overwhelming. I appreciate that she periodically checks in.
- When I have questions regarding the structure or conditions of certain elements of the French language (e.g. partitive articles, etc.), she can and will explain the same idea to me in several ways until it makes sense. I feel this is a skill any good teacher must have given the range of learning styles between individual students.
- Any gaps in knowledge that I exhibited in our first session( e.g. indirect/direct object pronouns, futur simple v. futur proche tense, etc.), she has noted and we continue to address with each lesson and/or homework assignment. Often a combination of the two.
- She always arrives prepared with a thought out lesson plan. If she sees me struggling with a particular idea, we'll focus on walking through step by step using practice exercises to cement a concept.
- Homework tends to be a balance of video/.MP3 listening, workbook exercises, reading, and writing.
- It's clear that Petra makes her students a priority. If it's been a busy week and the lesson follow up with homework assignments hasn't shown up after a day or two, I don't hesitate to ask for that follow up summary and trust her to respond promptly. I've never had a week go by where I've had to message more than once if a lesson review wasn't posted.
Her depth of knowledge and adaptability in lessons will benefit any student with whom she works. Petra's tutelage has greatly increased my understanding of French grammar concepts, culture, and nuances of the language in a short time. While I've done self-study and taken large course classes for French in the past, I genuinely feel that Petra's direction has allowed me to be more efficient in my studies than I would have in either of the previous scenarios which I have experienced. Her engagement, focus, and communication are great.
Passionate teacher and really enjoyed her lesson! Appreciate that I found Petra before my SAT French test and I believe I will do a lot better after learning from her. Thank you Petra!
She is always very pleasant, helpful and fun. She accommodates our schedule as best she can and is very flexible. She cares about my daughter's progress and is just great to work with!
I can not recommend Petra enough. She's a great teacher. I was/am taking online French course. This is the worst way possible to learn an foreign language and I was struggling. Petra turned my whole semester around. I connected with her about half way through the semester. I used her services as if she were the instructor. She not only worked with me with my course textbook, she provided supplemental materials. When I took my final at the end of the semester, I got a 97% on my final exam. I couldn't believe it! This is directly related to my work with Petra. Merci beaucoup Petra!
I have been working with Petra on a weekly basis for a few months now. She is a wonderful, knowledgeable and patient teacher. I highly recommend her, I have already learned so much.
I studied French for years in high school and college, including two study abroad experiences, but hadn't spoken French regularly in years and was quite rusty. I wanted to brush up on my grammar and conversational skills and was so happy to find Petra. Petra speaks French beautifully (I am particular about instructors having excellent accents) and she does a fantastic job of creating personalized lessons around my specific topics of interest and areas where I need improvement. She is a very knowledgeable, patient teacher and my French has significantly improved in the months since I started lessons. I highly recommend Petra for anyone wishing to learn or improve their French!
Petra is preparing my boyfriend and I for a work move abroad to France. We find her approach to be well-rounded -- touching on learning everyday life interactions when around town, as well as proper pronunciation and grammar, and eventually we'll move into work focused language. We've enjoyed her professionalism, timeliness, and patience.
Petra is an excellent tutor. We plan out the lessons together and she helps me figure out what I need to work on. And the material is always interesting. I very very highly recommend Petra!
Petra identified my advanced level in reading French vs. my troubles in listening/comprehending/speaking, and has geared our sessions and my homework towards rounding out my aural activities, alongside reading. She's patient and fun and very knowledgeable.
My daughter, who started out skeptical, left very excited for her next lesson with Petra. When I asked if she thought it was going to be helpful to work with Petra, she said "Definitely. And she's so sweet too." With just one lesson, she already feels more confident.
Petra is really helping me pinpoint what I need to work on. She is giving me a good combination of grammar mixed with conversation.
I've been trying to learn French before with private instructor or by taking classes. But it was too fast paced or not much learning.
Petra makes the class very fun and interactive, and she pays detailed attention to pronunciation. Also she makes sure you get the best out of it from each lesson. I'd highly recommend her to anyone with any level.
She seems to be the perfect French language teacher for my son. He has begun to enjoy the language, thanks to Petra. I'd give her a thumbs up.
Petra has good knowledge of not only what is correct but how people actually speak and the intersection of those two ideas.
Petra is an expert with French linguistics but also has a thorough knowledge of the language's idiosyncrasies which allows students to gain a better understanding of the language's structure.
Wonderful command of target language as well as language of instruction. Her enjoyment and enthusiasm for French is absolutely infectious.
And right from the beginning I felt at ease. Excellent!
My 13 year old daughter loved working with Petra! Petra taught her several things in the first lesson and my daughter can't wait for the next one!
Petra is smart, patient, and knowledgeable, She is able to find out where your focus is and tailor the instruction to your interests. She works hard. Highly recommended.
Petra helped my daughter catch up on work she missed when ill. She was positive, nurturing and extremely helpful. We'd highly recommend her and will definitely be setting up another session!
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I am experienced French teacher, with an MA in French Language. I pursued my studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris, lived in France for many years, and have more than ten years of teaching experience teaching French to adults with extraordinary results. My lessons are focused, fun, and engaging, and they guarantee success.