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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 assistance in French comprehension and speaking, Varsity Tutors can find you a stellar Columbus French tutor in as little as 24 hours. Whether you're a student at Ohio State University or Capital University, a busy professional hoping to better communicate with your clients, or a jet setter preparing for a trip abroad, polishing your language skills can be a wise investment. We can also find private instructors if you have a child just starting to learn the language.

What are the benefits of engaging the services of a Columbus French tutor near me?

French is known to be a complex romance language, especially if you're used to English. All nouns are preceded by gendered articles, and the gender of those articles are not necessarily intuitive. While the suffixes of those nouns might predict the gender of the noun, these sorts of rules take study and can be confusing. Why, for instance, is a sock feminine while a hat is masculine? The head-scratching doesn't stop there. Conjugation of verbs is another web of complexities. Here gender and pluralities all have distinctions, and tenses vary between present, passé composé, futur composé, imparfait, plus-que-parfait, and passé récent. You'll have to learn conjugations for -er, -ir, and -re verbs, to name the basics, before venturing into the world of irregular verbs. And none of this takes into account accent placement, interpretation, or colloquialisms. If this sounds like a lot, it's because it can be. Having a Columbus French tutor to guide you through it one-on-one when things get tricky can be incredibly helpful.

It's also useful to have access to someone who can teach you the spoken elements of the language. As any French student can tell you, this is often the most difficult aspect of learning the language. It can be very different from the more standardized grammar you learn in writing. Just as in English, the pacing, slang, and regional dialects encountered in conversational French can make understanding the language challenging, and native speakers of the language may have difficulty understanding your classroom version of the language if you don't practice. Luckily, Columbus French tutoring can prepare you for this. Your instructor can use a variety of tools to train your ear to the sound of conversational French, teach you turns of phrase in the language, and get your tongue used to moving at a quicker clip. This can be accomplished with online tutoring using the Live Learning Platform but in-person tutoring works, too. Video chat sessions give you a chance to directly interact with your instructor, and you can record those sessions for later review. On top of that, they can share resources like links to videos for you to review so you can practice listening to conversational French.

Part of the reason both your online and in-person instructors can be helpful is that they got checked out first. Columbus French tutors had to go through a thorough vetting and interview process to make sure they had the requisite knowledge and skills. They were also assessed as communicators to ensure they could impart their wisdom to their students effectively. That means the people you're working with aren't just experts in French but in helping others learn it as well.

Another benefit of Columbus French tutoring is that the lesson plans can be tailored to your learning style. Researchers have consistently found that students learn differently. While some students might only need to fully understand a concept once to be able to consistently apply it moving forward, others rely on muscle memory, benefiting from repetition. While some students are aural learners, absorbing information from listening, others are more visual, learning best from reading and taking notes. Columbus French tutors can take the time to get to know you and your learning habits, then build lesson plans around that information. That way you get the most out of your time together.

Columbus French tutoring can also be customized to your specific learning needs. In a classroom setting, your teacher is constrained by the calendar year and the curriculum they've been given. They only have so much time to cover a very specific amount of material. They may not have the luxury of slowing down to make sure everyone is up to speed, and odds are they can't speed things up just because one student has already figured something out and is ready to move on. Your Columbus French tutor, however, faces no such constraints. If you find that conjugating -er verbs is a walk in the park and you manage to memorize most of them in no time flat, moving on to -ir verbs might be exactly what the doctor ordered. If, however, you were to find yourself seriously struggling with plus-que-parfait, your instructor could absolutely allocate more time than originally planned on to making sure your understanding of the concepts was solid. These sessions are all about you.

When it comes time for an exam, a Columbus French tutor can be your ace in the hole in terms of preparation. They can help you build out a plan for studying well in advance so you don't end up trying to cram the night before. They can teach you test-taking strategies for pacing and dissecting tough questions so you don't stress out on the day of the test. They can administer practice exams to get you used to the test structure and the pressure of time constraints. When all is said and done, you can walk in on the day of the test confident you've done all you could to prepare.

How can I find a Columbus French tutor near me?

All you have to do is give Varsity Tutors a call and they'll get you hooked up with top tier Columbus French tutors. If you'd like to supplement your tutoring with an online class of other motivated students, our educational consultants would be happy to give you additional information on that option as well. Why wait? Reach out today and get the ball rolling!

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

French Tutoring review by Barzin in Columbus, OH
The student had read and written French everyday since we had last seen each other. I asked him to discuss his week in French and then proceeded to ask him questions on the specifics. We followed by completing a worksheet on reading comprehension, on which he did really well. We read a couple of articles from Le monde before the end of our session.
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French Tutoring review by Liz in Columbus, OH
We went over the cultural information at the end of Lesson 3 in-depth, although we didn't quite make it through all of them. We will finish the last one after the test on Sunday. I also asked the student to write up a listing for an apartment that she would like to rent, which we will go over next time.
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French Tutoring review by Mary in Columbus, OH
The student and I spent an hour and a half tutoring today, a shorter session than usual because her class will be watching a movie this week. We finished La Parure by Guy de Maupassant, reading it aloud and discussing vocabulary and main ideas. We then looked at the last 5 comprehension questions and discussed possible responses, especially questions dealing with analysis of the entire book and its themes. We'll be meeting again the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
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French Tutoring review by Anna in Columbus, OH
We reviewed greetings and basic vocabulary words you would use to greet someone, ask a question, or tell someone your name. We also started discussing numbers and spent a lot of time on pronunciation. We reviewed the sounds the alphabet letters make and also worked a little on phonics (e.g., "i", "y", and "ie" all make the sound "ee" as in "eek, there's a mouse!"). The student has found some online videos to watch to help herself practice pronunciation and vocabulary during the week.
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French Tutoring review by Shannon in Columbus, OH
We went over how to conjugate regular verbs in the passé compose which use the aux. We also wrote a paragraph in the past tense to help her distinguish when to use the preterit vs imperfect.
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French Tutoring review by Carolyn in Columbus, OH
Today we went over the material that will be on the student's Unit 3 test. The material included food items, and the irregular verbs associated with eating and ordering in a restaurant. Partitive articles and quantities and measurements were also included in the material required by the teacher. We completed 6+ pages of a review packet that his teacher had assigned as homework.
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