Award-Winning French Tutors in Washington, DC
Sarah "...I have been tutoring math consistently during the school year for the past two years; my work has encompassed both homework coaching and exam review. So much of grade school math is learning to see connections between concepts and build on earlier work. When I help students with math, I guide them towards making connections and ensure that they understand how concepts are interrelated - the Pythagorean theorem and the distance formula, for instance. I believe that the best way to make sure a student remembers a theorem or formula is to teach them how and why it works..."
Alicia "I recently returned from Paris where I attended law school and worked in a large law firm. My work has involved extensive French translation, and I have tutored many people learning English as a second language. I also used to be a French tutor at the high school level..."
Daria "I am passionate about teaching French and Italian and the ultimate aim of my job is giving students the means to succeed in their language learning experience, both in the classroom and outside the boundaries of it. In order to do so, I provide my students with a welcoming, respectful, and intellectually engaged environment. Within this supportive environment, I create an immersion environment filled with comprehensible input, so that students do not have fear to push themselves and take risks: they read, write, speak, and listen to French and Italian to their highest possible level, getting ready to successfully use their language skills in the real world!."
University of Bologna - Bachelors, Modern Foreign Languages
University of Warwick - PHD, Modern Foreign Languages - Italian and French
Bryann "...My students have come from various backgrounds, from middle school in suburban New Jersey to graduate school at Harvard. I have a deep love of learning and sharing my learning strategies with a diverse pool of students with an eye toward tangible success. During the week, I research economics and public policy..."
Samuel "I believe that to be a student not only means to succeed in school but to become a lover of knowledge. This philosophy has guided me since I started tutoring freshman year in college. My strengths lie in reading, writing, and all things humanities..."
Samantha "...One of the reasons I enjoy tutoring French is that I myself was initially very afraid to learn a foreign language. I had a speech impediment as a child and had to attend speech therapy, so I know very well how nerve-wracking it can be to learn, and especially speak, a foreign language. But not only did I learn French, in my last job I used French often to speak with foreign government officials and even briefly interpreted for a Member of Parliament..."
Brown University - Bachelors, 1. International and Comparative Political Science 2. Economics
Johns Hopkins University-Schools of Advanced International Studies - Current Grad Student, 1. Conflict Management 2. International Economics
Julia "...In Benin I had my own daily class of eighteen to twenty-five year-olds for whom I developed my own curriculum tailored to their needs. I also started a critical thinking club for elementary and early high school students that generated a lot of enthusiasm. Finally, I have been tutoring with Varsity Tutors for a while and have had many satisfied clients. I am currently working for an environmental nonprofit here in DC; I love to sing and play guitar, go to concerts, watch science fiction TV shows and read whatever I can..."
Audrey "...Since I've grown up in a family of ten, I've had the opportunity to teach Latin to my younger siblings, ages 10 and 12, doing things like calling our dog "canis" as a way of helping them learn. In French, I've created visual devices to help students distinguish between specific grammatical constructions and word genders. For instance, I have lists of French words, categorized by gender, which have a picture of the word with a gender specific article of clothing on it..."
NOVA - BA, Linguistics
Laetitia "...I came to the US not long after and I've been living here for 5 years now. I previously tutored maths, economics and english for 2 years, while l was living in France. As a tutor, I feel rewarded when my students progress and become more confident about their skills. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and rock-climbing..."
Université de Pau, France - BA, Economics
Université de Pau, France - MA, Economics
Karen "... An alumna of Smith College, I spent several years in Germany and France as a university student (studying art history and French culture). Simply put, I enjoy exploring language—learning the nuances of vocabulary, grammar, and phonetics. And, as I often tell myself, learning a language isn’t hard: children across the world do it..."