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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 your goal is to improve your understanding of written and spoken French, Varsity Tutors can put you in touch with a top tier Indianapolis French tutor. You might be a student at the University of Indianapolis or Butler University. Maybe you're a business person hoping to expand your reach. Perhaps you're a globe trotter planning to venture off to a French-speaking country. Whatever the case might be, working with a private instructor who specializes in the language can be a smart choice.

What are the benefits of working with an Indianapolis French tutor near me?

There are a lot of advantages associated with working with an Indianapolis French tutor. One of those is that you end up with your own personal expert in the language, which can be helpful given its complexity. For those not familiar with the Romance languages, many elements may seem strange. Nouns, for instance, come with gendered articles. For example, a sock, called, "la chaussette", is feminine, while a hat, called, "le chapeau", is masculine. There are rules governing such classifications, largely based on the suffix attached to the word, but the associations are not necessarily intuitive. There are, of course, exceptions, and they require intensive study. The same goes for verb conjugations, for which gender, number, and tense come with different spellings. For -er, -ir, and -re verbs, there are at least reliable patterns to be followed, requiring only memorization of definitions, but once you get to irregular verbs, all bets are off.

If this sounds complicated, that's because it is. This is part of why Indianapolis French tutors can be so helpful. They're intimately familiar with the language and its rules. Not only can they help provide a thorough review, but if you get stuck on an idea, they can help present it in different ways until it makes sense. They can also provide different hacks to help with memorization, which is often half the battle when learning a new language, particularly when it comes to exams in the early stages.

Learning words and how they relate to each other is just one piece of the puzzle, though. They're meant to be spoken, and this can be the most difficult part of learning a new language. Just as is the case in English or any other language, there are variances in spoken French such as regional dialects, slang, and colloquialisms. While your teacher in the classroom might have spoken slowly to ensure you understood what they were saying, someone speaking in conversational French or in French media is unlikely to afford you such a luxury. As such, for those truly hoping to learn the language, there is usually a lot more work to be done on verbal training than is available in the classroom. Indianapolis French tutoring can provide this training by using video chats on the Live Learning Platform or though in-person conversation. They can assign media viewing or readings of modern French literature, where language deviates from the structure you'll encounter in textbooks. All of this can prepare you for oral exams, higher-level courses where instruction tends to take place entirely in French, travel to French-speaking nations, or interviews with companies where proficiency in the language will be a major selling point.

A big part of the reason Indianapolis French tutoring can be so helpful is that these instructors are thoroughly vetted beforehand. Their background is investigated to make sure they have the proper credentials for the job. They go through rigorous interviews to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the material. They're also evaluated as communicators so it's clear they have the ability to impart all of that knowledge to the students with whom they work. They're not just experts; they're educators.

As a result, Indianapolis French tutors can tailor their lesson plans to your learning preferences. Research has shown that students often have distinct preferences when it comes to instruction, and when these preferences are catered to, they are more likely to actively engage with the information and retain it. For example, some students are active learners, preferring to directly apply information as they learn it, while others are reflective, preferring to internalize rules and structures. An active learner might prefer to learn how to conjugate -er verbs and practice the rules on a litany of -er verbs all at once, while a reflective learner might prefer to learn the rules for -er, -ir, and -re verbs all at once and have their memory tested on the distinctions. In a classroom, these sorts of differences are unlikely to be accommodated. When there are often twenty or more students, it can be difficult to provide that sort of one-on-one attention. Your Indianapolis French Tutor can do just that, taking time to get to know you and your preferences, building out the lesson plans to be as effective as possible.

Your sessions can also be flexible. In a traditional classroom, your teacher is necessarily constrained. They only have so much time to cover a set amount of material. They can't necessarily slow down to help a student who's struggling or jump ahead because someone already gets it and is bored. Indianapolis French tutors can do just that. If you figured out the gender aspect of French adjectives in half the time the two of you had allotted, there's no need for you to waste time continuing to practice. On the flip side of the equation, if you're having a hard time with futur composé and need to allocate additional sessions to get a grip on it, that's perfectly fine. This is about setting you up for success.

How can I get in touch with an Indianapolis French tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors has the hookup when it comes to Indianapolis French tutoring. They can get you set up with an in-person or online tutoring solution in no time at all. If you'd like to supplement this instruction with an online French class, our educational consultants would be happy to provide additional information. Don't wait! Contact Varsity Tutors today.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

French Tutoring review by Roshan in Indianapolis, IN
Today we covered a variety of difficult topics, including corporate affairs and aviation law. It was a very productive session as the student has made great strides with the use of tough vocabulary and connecting terms.
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French Tutoring review by Chris in Indianapolis, IN
In this session, we finished preparing tentative answers to potential job interview questions. We also finished working on various parts of a motivation letter.
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French Tutoring review by Nathalie in Indianapolis, IN
We started a new lesson today. The student learned new vocabulary related to food. She has to learn new vocabulary for next week : le petit dejeuner, le dejeuner, le diner, j'ai faim! (I'm hungry). She also started to learn what we call "les articles partitifs" : de la, du, des. She did great. Our next lesson is Saturday, with both children.
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French Tutoring review by Patrick in Indianapolis, IN
We started up again where we left off. We focused on two grammatical concepts. First we discussed relative pronouns and how they relate to the other components of sentences. Second, we talked about the use of prepositions in French. We finished up by doing a reading comprehension exercise.
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French Tutoring review by Claudia in Indianapolis, IN
Conversation went super well with the student. He is using new expressions in French and asked questions today.
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French Tutoring review by Margaret in Indianapolis, IN
This week the student and I reviewed the imperfect and the passe compose. We read a quick definition of the two tenses in French, and learned some indicator words that show whether something should be in passe compose or the imparfait. We then practiced with 10 sentences. She did very well with those 10 sentences. She made few errors, and was able to correct them after a discussion of why it was wrong. I then recommended a French grammar book as a possible resource that will help her with grammatical concepts.
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