Coucou ! Digital French Lessons

Coucou ! Digital French Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

The French bug bit me long ago! I have been speaking, reading, and writing in French for over a decade, and am considered fluent in the language despite being a native English speaker and an American. I believe that this has always helped me when tutoring, as I understand what can be tricky for American students learning French, and often will tailor my lessons this way! 

I have been a French tutor/teacher for about three years now. As someone who loves language learning, I have lots of tips and tricks to get students engaged and keep their attention throughout a session. I have been speaking the language since the age of 12, when I first fell head-over-heels in love! It remains in my daily life in my personal relationships, on my phone, and on my bookshelves. Tutoring French is truly a passion of mine.

I will always work with students, tailoring our sessions to their needs. I enjoy sending emails after our sessions that not only wrap up what we talked about that day, but encourage them to continue working hard and offering some resources that could be of assistance. We call it "homework," but it is much more fun than that! 

I love seeing students' faces light up when they understand a concept or a specific pronunciation. French is tough stuff, but when you are dedicated to learning it, it can be so rewarding and fun! 

Even after our first session we are able to have a small conversation together. This is so exciting, because it shows that learning something new is feasible for everyone! 

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Credentials

Boston, MA 02135
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Peggy

    Gina and I meet several times per week and every lesson I leave with something new. I feel as though I am really participating and getting the most out of the time we spend together. I also feel as though I will be successful in my endeavor to learn French. Gina is a knowledgeable, kind, entertaining, flexible and understanding instructor and I am lucky to have found her! She is exactly what I was looking for!

  • J Spell

    I loved that Gina was so knowledgeable and insightful during every lesson. She help me soar right through my French courses. I would greatly recommend Bostonians!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always like to ask some personal questions when first meeting a new student. For me, it is important to know their goals and what they believe to be their strengths and weaknesses in French. After we talk a little bit about them, I try to ask what it is they currently find most challenging in their French class/studies. We usually work from there, where I am able to figure out what kind of learner they are and what I can do to best benefit them! 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have an MM in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music, a BM in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University, and a Minor in French. I was a French tutor at ECU's Pirate Academic Success Center for one year and found much success there with my students. I am now, and have been for a couple of years, a freelance tutor/teacher. As well as this, I help colleagues with their French language and pronunciation skills within the music world.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I generally charge $30 for half an hour and $45 for an hour; however, I am very flexible and willing to work with different prices for different students depending on their financial ability. I will never say no to teaching someone who can only pay me $10 for half an hour, or even a cup of coffee. 


How did you get started teaching?

I was very naturally nudged in the teaching direction by professors. I realized how much I loved to help my fellow students, and how this could translate easily into a life of teaching others.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, students whose organizational skills were what was getting in their way of learning French, students who were incredibly bright and interested in French but who struggled with certain concepts, and students who picked up the language so easily I thought they would be fluent in no time. Regardless of the student, I work hard to make sure they understand and enjoy what we work on together.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Not every teacher/student pairing will be a perfect match, and that is OK! Open and honest communication is key; nobody should make you feel nervous about asking questions or raising concerns. Most teachers offer a free trial lesson to see if this will be a good match!