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Receive personally tailored French lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

If you're looking for additional support as you seek to sharpen your skills in French comprehension and speaking, Varsity Tutors can connect you with an excellent Boulder French tutor. Whether you're a studying at the University of Colorado - Boulder or the University of Colorado - Denver, a business professional hoping to up your game, or just preparing for a trip abroad and want to make sure you know your way around, working with an instructor, be it with in-person or online sessions, can help you polish your understanding of the language. We can also help younger students learn French by finding qualified private instructors for them. Keep reading to find out how we can help you or your child.

What are some of the benefits of working with a Boulder French Tutor near me?

There are significant advantages to seeking out Boulder French tutoring. One of the biggest among those is that you can receive guidance as you learn an incredibly complex language. French is notoriously complicated. If your native language is English, you'll be introduced to a variety of new concepts. For instance, French nouns, pronouns, and even adjectives are all gendered, and the reasoning is not necessarily intuitive. Sock (la chaussette), for example, is feminine, while hat (le chapeau) is masculine. You'll have to learn conjugations and spellings for present tense, passé composé, futur composé, imparfait, plus-que-parfait, passé récent and beyond for standard -er, -ir, and -re verbs before moving onto irregular verbs. You'll have to learn different accents, what they mean for pronunciation, and proper placements when writing. And all of that is just a starting point. If that sounds overwhelming, it's because it can be.

Studying with Boulder French tutors can make learning easier by giving you a thorough review of the material. If one presentation of the material isn't resonating, they can try presenting it a different way until it does make sense - a luxury you might not have in a conventional classroom of twenty or more students.

Another major benefit of learning from Boulder French tutors is you can work on your French-speaking skills. As any French student can tell you, this is one of the most difficult components of learning the language. There is a major difference between putting pen to paper and comprehending the language when it's spoken at a rapid clip and being able to be understood when you reply. There are regional dialects to take into consideration as well as colloquialisms, just like you encounter in English across the United States, U.K., and Australia. Your instructor can help you acclimate to these nuances using a variety of tools, from videos to conversations and beyond. This can be incredibly useful as you prepare for oral exams, higher-level courses where instruction takes place primarily in French, or travel to French-speaking locales.

Part of the reason these sessions can be so helpful is that your Boulder French tutors are good at what they do. They are put through the wringer with interviews and thorough vetting before they begin teaching students to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary. It's not just that they're experts in French, though. They're evaluated on their communication skills, too, to make sure that they can convey that expertise in an effective manner so that you get as much as you can out of your time together.

Another reason these sessions can be valuable is that the lesson plans can be tailored to your unique learning style. Time and time again, research has shown that different people learn in different ways. Some students are aurally inclined, learning best from lectures and verbal interactions. Others are more visual learners, absorbing information more readily from pictures, charts, and reading. Some people need only to understand an idea fully once to retain the information. Others learn through repetition. It just depends. With Boulder French tutoring, your instructor can take the time to get to know you and build the lesson plans to suit the way you learn best, incorporating tools that can set you up to succeed, be that flashcards, workbooks, games, custom lectures, readings, or any other number of tactics.

Boulder French tutoring can also be paced to address your specific learning needs. In a traditional classroom setting, the teacher is bound by the calendar year and a set curriculum. They only have so much time to cover a specific amount of material for sometimes twenty students or more. They can't really afford to slow down and make sure every student is up to speed on everything in most cases, or speed up just to satisfy a bored student. Your Boulder French tutor is not bound by such conventions. If you find you've mastered -er verbs and are not being challenged by the pacing you find in the classroom, your instructor can move along to the next lesson. If you find you're really struggling with imparfait tense and need to spend more time than was originally planned for covering the material, they can allocate more sessions to the subject matter. These sessions are about you and your success.

When you do have an exam coming up, a Boulder French tutor can be uniquely helpful. Well in advance of the test, they can help you map out a study plan, plotting out which materials to review and when so you don't end up trying to cram it all in on the night before. They can teach you test-taking strategies like pacing and how to break down confusing questions to make tests less stressful. They can help you by providing practice exams to get you used to test structures and performing with a ticking clock. All of this can give you more confidence on the big day.

How can I find a Boulder French Tutor near me?

It's simple! Contact Varsity Tutors to get set up. They can get you or your student set up with online tutoring via the Live Learning Platform featuring recorded sessions, shared documents, a virtual whiteboard, video chat, and more. You can also opt to meet a private instructor in person. If you'd like to set up supplemental support through web-based classes with motivated peers, our educational consultants are standing by to give you more information. What are you waiting for? Get in touch today to get the ball rolling!

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

French Tutoring review by Kayla in Boulder, CO
We listened to two stories today to practice listening skills. We discussed and read through the transcripts to check for understanding. Then we read chapter 5 of the student's book.
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French Tutoring review by Alfons in Boulder, CO
We continued reviewing indicatives. We performed exercises from the textbook, requiring us to complete sentences. We both did the work independent and then compared notes. She really enjoys it when someone studies with her. We practiced conjugations of the current verbs.
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French Tutoring review by Jeffrey in Boulder, CO
In my session with the student this morning, we focused on a review of the grammatical concepts presented in the first half of the chapter as he has a quiz this week over this material. While going through the work, there are two main areas that has surfaced as areas of needed improvement: verb conjugations of regular and irregular verbs in all tenses of the indicative mood, as well as him learning the names of the grammatical concepts. He is a real pleasure and shows a strong desire to improve the level of his French. As he said this morning, he feels more confident walking into this quiz than any other this year
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French Tutoring review by Allison in Boulder, CO
The student and I reviewed our work on past tense/imperfect from last week, then went on to cover pronouns, which she has an upcoming quiz on. We went over all direct/indirect pronouns and their usage, as well as rules about agreement, and then did some examples. I will be sending her some practice assignments to complete before our next lesson.
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French Tutoring review by Jozef Engel in Boulder, CO
We spent about 90 minutes on French. I helped the students on their homework, which covered if clauses with the conditional and imparfait. At the end, we began a part of the packet that also dealt with if clauses with the future, which we will follow up on next time. For the last 15 minutes, I worked with one student on world history. I gave him the "big picture" for the new chapter he is reading on medieval European history, and I had him give me a summary on what he has learned.
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French Tutoring review by Jasmine in Boulder, CO
Today we practiced "heads, shoulders, knees and toes" in French as a warm up to our "singing session" which will be next week. We learned colors (ROYGBIV) and Numbers 1-10. We practiced all of the greetings that we learned at our first session. We will continue to practice these at every encounter to help them master the basic forms of conversation and sentence conversion. We read 2 books in English and in French. Again, I had them repeat the French lines as well as point to things in the picture that they can identify. We finished the lesson watching part of Kirikou et la Sorciere, a French African cartoon about a little boy who rescues a village from a sorceress. As the movie played, I pointed out words that the girls could recall and also answered questions they had about the film.
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