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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 help as you try to improve your French speaking skills and comprehension, Varsity Tutors can find you an excellent Dayton French tutor. Whether you're studying at the University of Dayton or Wright State University, a busy professional hoping to impress clients, or a world traveler hoping to more easily navigate French regions, working with an instructor can help you build confidence in your abilities. If you're the parent of a young student studying French, we can help them as well.

What are the benefits of working with a Dayton French tutor near me?

There are many benefits of studying alongside a Dayton French tutor. One of the advantages is that you get guidance as you navigate learning what is inarguably a very complex language. All nouns are gendered in the French language, and while the gender of a noun can often be discerned by its suffix, such rules require study, are not necessarily intuitive, may not always be reliable indicators, and come with exceptions. It's enough to make your head spin. Once you get to verbs, it gets even more complicated. Conjugation is specific to the pronoun, gender, and tense. Once you've mastered present tense, you get to tackle passé composé, futur composé, plus-que-parfait, imparfait,passé récent, and beyond. It's not just conjugation, either; it's understanding when, where, and how to use it. It's one thing when you're applying this knowledge with standard -er verbs, but it becomes even more complicated as you branch into -ir and -re verbs, to say nothing of irregular verbs, many of which have their own distinct rules. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

If this sounds overwhelming, it's because it can be. This is where Dayton French tutoring comes into play. Your instructor can work one-on-one with you on each of these topics with you to ensure thorough understanding before moving onto the next topic, leveraging every tool in the toolbox as you go. If one method of presentation isn't resonating, they can try another until it works. This sort of hands-on approach is one you simply won't get studying on your own.

It's one thing to understand spelling and sentence structure, but it's another thing to speak the language well, and this is another benefit to studying under Dayton French tutors. Learning to understand conversational French can present a significant challenge. In any language, most people don't speak in a strictly grammatically correct fashion. There may be colloquialisms, slang, and regional dialects that don't show up in a textbook. They also likely speak at a rate that is faster than what a teacher uses as they try to demonstrate proper pronunciation at the front of a classroom. Dayton French tutors can work with you to train your ear to understand conversational French, become familiar with French turns of phrase, and speak in more laissez-faire terms using a variety of tools, from video to practice conversation, better preparing you for oral exams, higher-level classes where instruction tends to take place primarily in French, and travel to French-speaking regions around the world. Those engaged in online tutoring get the added benefit of being able to record their video chats so they're able to revisit their sessions and review the lessons.

Another significant benefit is that all of this instruction can be delivered according to your learning style. Research has shown that different students learn in different ways. For instance, some students learn best through repetition. They might benefit from worksheets, quizzes, and verbal drills. Some students benefit from interaction. They might benefit from conversations like what can be found in the supplemental online courses we offer, or during the video chats with instructors on the Live Learning Platform. Some students are visual learners, and absorb information by reading and taking notes, while some students are aural, and learn best through lectures and verbalization. It all depends, but Dayton French tutors can take the time to get to know you and your learning preferences, structuring your time together to make it as effective as possible.

Similarly, the pacing of your time together can be designed to address your learning needs. In a conventional classroom, your teacher's hands are tied by specific boundaries. They only have so much time to cover a specific curriculum. As a result, they don't necessarily have time to speed up in order to challenge one bored student or slow down to accommodate a struggling one. With Dayton French tutoring, you don't have to worry about that. For example, if it turns out you've got no problem with gendered adjectives, they can move along without wasting your time. On the other hand, if you find yourself really struggling with remembering your -ir verbs, they can spend extra time quizzing you until your memory is a little more solid. These sessions are about you, not a specific time table, and this can make your sessions far more efficient.

As you gear up for an exam, Dayton French tutoring can be particularly helpful. Your instructor can help you set up a preparation schedule well in advance so you don't find yourself scrambling to get ready the night before. They can teach you valuable test-taking skills like how to pace yourself and tactics for tackling tough questions. Practice exams can be set up to help you get used to the likely test structure and time constraints. As a result, you can go into the test feeling confident you've done everything you could to prepare.

How do I find a Dayton French tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors can help connect you with a Dayton French tutor without any hassle. Whether you're looking for an in-person or online solution, our educational consultants can help you find an option that fits your needs. We also offer online classes to supplement your tutoring that provides a collaborative learning experience to deepen your understanding of the subject matter. There's no reason to wait. Contact Varsity Tutors today to begin the process.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

French Tutoring review by Roshan in Dayton, OH
The student has made great progress today with his speaking skills, being able to formulate phrases much quicker and with ease. We talked about his job completely in French, which is a rather difficult topic. We also went over some new vocabulary to do with his work.
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French Tutoring review by Salpi in Dayton, OH
Today we learned the days of the week and some of the body parts. We reviewed everything that we had previously learned. The student now knows how to pronounce the alphabet in French. She is improving every session and is a pleasure to teach.
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French Tutoring review by David in Dayton, OH
We covered the past tense and irregular verb conjugations both in the past and the present. The student needed help most with differentiating when to use avoir and etre in the past tense, but with practice, I am sure that she will understand the concept. During the session, we practiced speaking in the past tense in order to work on pronunciation as well as listening skills. The student seems to be understand spoken French well.
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French Tutoring review by Alyson in Dayton, OH
Today we spoke about our respective weekends, utilizing the passe compose and various vocabulary words. I gave the student some materials with vocabulary for the kitchen: cooking verbs, genres like beverages, veggies, desserts, etc. I also gave her the House of Etre diagrams, including Dr & Mrs Vandertramp for her to review on her own. We chose a recipe together online to do this Friday when I see her. We converted the measurements from the metric/French style into the standard American units we were familiar with. As we neared the end of the session, we read through some of the vocab together and talked about the roots of words and how to better ingrain them into our memories. She said she would have a goal of learning/memorizing 10/day on her own.
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French Tutoring review by Lyndia in Dayton, OH
We practiced numbers, speaking, and went over some popular sayings that the student wanted to review.
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French Tutoring review by John in Dayton, OH
The student and I figured out why the third person plural of "etre" has been a challenge to execute with the correct pronunciation. Part of the problem to resolve was the critical spelling difference of the third person plural of the two verbs. I made it clear to him that he should not be discouraged with pronunciation in French. I happen to be a stickler for good pronunciation. He expressed a desire to begin conversational French with me as part of our sessions. I initially replied that we should do more grammar, and that is honestly how I feel. On the other hand, a few minutes devoted to brief exchanges of conversation would certainly prove useful to practice the verb conjugations, expressions, and vocabulary covered in each session. I will note to express options the student has at his disposal when it comes to listening to French in real life. I will recommend free online videos and other sites for listening in French as my sessions with him continue.
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