About Bay Area French Tutor

Bay Area French Tutor offers one-on-one or group tutoring to adults and children. Tutoring is personalized and tailored to the needs of students. We also offer immersion classes for those traveling to France on short notice.

We cover the following:
– Grammar and vocabulary
– Sequence of tenses
– Pronunciation and accent
– Idiomatic expressions
– False cognates
– And much more…

Where:
– East Bay, within the triangle Hayward-Walnut Creek-Richmond
– San Francisco
– Marin County, within the triangle Novato-Fairfax-Sausalito
– The Peninsula and South Bay

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One-on-One Tutoring

We offer basic, intermediate and advanced French classes, tailored to students’ needs.

If you wish to improve your speaking skills, or refresh your French for an upcoming trip to France, we will focus on vocabulary, pronunciation and accent. If your needs are more academic, emphasis will be placed on grammar, prepositions, sequence of tenses, false cognates, etc. Otherwise, we do a combination of both.

Students take home fun sentences to be translated. Special emphasis is placed on grammar points and other stumbling blocks that make French an interesting but challenging language to learn.

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Soirées en français - Dinner & Conversation

October 10th, 2015: Photos

November 8th, 2015: Photos

March 20th, 2016: Photos

June 16th, 2016: Photos

If you are interested in joining us for our next French dinner,
or if you would like more information, please use the contact form below.

Immersion Programs

If you need to go to France or any French-speaking country, we offer intensive classes. We meet 3, 4 or 5 times a week, and follow a special program designed for your needs.

We offer Skype support while abroad.

French Immersion Tours in the South of France

Improve and perfect your French in the South of France with a Native French Tutor! Explore abbeys and castles, and take a cooking class by the Canal du Midi in LANGUEDOC. Discover the lavender in bloom in PROVENCE, taste world-renowned wines, and experience the magic of a landscape that enchanted Van Gogh and Cézanne!

Check out our trips to the SOUTH OF FRANCE !

Oakland French Meetups

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUPS

We now offer French Conversation Groups for Beginners
and Advanced Students on Sundays. Become a member of our
OAKLAND FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUPS Meetup,
and join us for an hour and a half of conversation.

FRENCH SOCIAL HOUR

Stay tuned for our December French Social Hour
As usual, we will meet at
Bissap Baobab,
our favorite Oakland restaurant!


About Us

PASCALE, Tutor & Owner of Bay Area French Tutor

My name is Pascale; I am originally from Béziers, France and I have been living in the Bay Area since 1998, and in the United States for much longer.

I have a Ph.D. in Egyptology and a Master’s degree in French literature. I am passionate about ancient Egypt, and about the history of my home area, Languedoc, the land of the troubadours, courtly love, and the Cathar heresy.

I make a point of tailoring my classes to the needs of my students, children and adults alike. Everyone is different, and I try to accommodate those differences as best I can.

CHRISTELLETutor

My name is Christelle; I was born and raised in Rennes, France. I studied English, French literature and music in my hometown, at the University Rennes II. I honed in on teaching skills that I later developed during many travels: a valuable formal and informal education.

Teaching French to diverse student populations whose learning and social functioning levels cover a wide spectrum is a passion. I pride myself on bringing the right measure of enthusiasm into a stimulating learning environment, imparting knowledge with fun and real-world perspectives.

I am also an avid music lover and performer.

VERONIQUETutor

My name is Véronique; I was born in a French family in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My paternal grandparents preserved their European roots and shared with me the French culture and the love for reading and cooking.

I have a French Teacher degree from the Lenguas Vivas Institut and a Bachelor’s degree in French language from UMSA University with over 15 years experience in tutoring to a diverse public. I studied French & Comparative Literature at Paris-Sorbonne University, before taking several courses related to teaching techniques at University of Buenos Aires.

My classes are designed to meet the individual needs of my students, and always offer the enjoyment of learning a language and exploring its culture.

CHRISTINETutor

My name is Christine. I was born in Paris, France, and I have been living in California since 2000. Before that, I lived in Montreal, Canada, for 4 years. I work at the Lycée français, in Sausalito.

At the Lycée français, while following the French academic program, my work with young children involves games and other playful activities critical to the developmental phase of language acquisition. With my older students, I enjoy sharing the beauty of the French language in the form of conversation.

When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, reading, swimming, and biking.

SOPHIE, Tutor

Born and raised in Paris, France, I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education that led me to be an elementary teacher for 20 years. My teaching career started in Paris before moving to New York City. Later on, I ended up at the International School of The Peninsula in Palo Alto where I worked for 14 years.

Over the years, I have enjoyed teaching a wide range of students: children, high school students as well as adults. My long and rich experience allows me to teach any French level from beginning to advanced levels. I feel proud to share my knowledge of “the language of Molière” as well as French culture in the USA.

I am the mother of a 9-year-old boy and strive to keep my mind open and curious, and my body fit and flexible.

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