EducationPh.D. in French Literature, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
M.A. in French Literature, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
M.A. in Education, Universite de Nancy, France
ExperienceI am a native speaker from Tours, France.
I have been teaching French for over 15 years in various colleges (SPC, USF, Eckerd College, HCC)as well as in the International Program at St. Petersburg High School (all my students passed their French IB exams). I have tutored students from all ages and all levels of French (from elementary to intermediate and more advanced).
As a tutor, I love to share my French culture as well as my expertise in the language with my students. I develop methods based on an interactive approach and create a classroom based upon everyday Francophone situations.
Every summer, I lead Study Abroad Programs in France to enhance both speaking and hearing skills in French. While students stay with French families, they are also improving their linguistic skills in taking everyday classes in a world known Institute.
Bienvenue dans la langue et la culture francaises!
HobbiesMy love of traveling the world is unconditional as well as reading, and sharing my homemade cooked meals with my friends and family.
Client Reviews (4)
Madame Sophie has really helped me with my French. I tried rosetta stone at first, but quickly found it wasn't going to teach me what I need to know. Im moving to France soon, so I had a lot of ground to cover. She really helped me and is patient, but at the same time pushes me to learn at the rate I need. She is French and has been amazing as a teacher for me. Im really appreciative of all her help, and will continue using her service via skype when I leave for France. If you need a tutor, she is the best person for the job.
I had been wanting to learn the French language for years, but was hesitant due to my hectic work load at school. Sophie was more than willing and able to work with my schedule, and find the time to tutor me. Not only has she been teaching me the French language, but also key aspects of French culture. Sophie takes you beyond the textbook and into real life applications. I recommend Sophie to anyone wanting to learn French!
Sophie is a patient person who not only really knows what she is doing but is effective at communicating her subject as well. She is extremely helpful and concerned with her students' success. I'd highly recommend her for learning or for supplemental help in studying the French language.
If you are interested in learning or improving your French skills, you should definitely contact Sophie! Not only has she been my French language teacher for the past four years, but she has also taught me cultural aspects and nuances that cannot be learned from a textbook. As a Frenchwoman herself, Sophie has native understanding of the language and the people who speak it. Through her instruction, I've developed my own skills, and am on my way to speaking fluently. I would happily and whole-heartedly recommend Sophie to anyone looking for a tutor, whatever your skill level may be.
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