Find the Right French Tutor!

Let us know what your needs and goals are by
filling out the form at the bottom of this page,
and 
we will refer you to the right tutor for you! 

Bay Area French Tutor connects students of the French language (adults
and children) to independent French tutors with years of teaching experience. Tutoring is personalized and tailored to the needs of each student. 

What is covered:

– 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

Please note: Classes are currently 100% ONLINE

 

 

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OAKLAND FRENCH CONVERSATION MEETUP 
We offer French Conversation Meetups
for Beginners and Advanced Students.
Become a member of our Meetup group!

 

NOT  JUST PARIS – OAKLAND FRENCH SOCIAL HOUR
Stay tuned for the dates of our next Meetup
at Lake Chalet in Oakland.
We will resume our monthly Meetups once
the Shelter-in-Place period is over.
Stay safe!

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.

Tutors

Christelle

Tutor
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.

Véronique

Tutor
Born to a French family in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I studied at the Lycée Français of Buenos Aires before receiving a French Teacher degree from the Lenguas Vivas Institut and a Bachelor’s degree in French from UMSA University. I also studied French & Comparative Literature at Paris-Sorbonne University, before taking several courses related to teaching techniques at Buenos Aires University. With over 20 years experience tutoring diverse audiences, 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. I am the mother of a 10 year-old boy and a 7 year-old girl who attend the Lycée Français of SF. Since I moved to the Bay Area five years ago, I started providing one-on-one and group tutoring sessions for children of all ages. I particularly enjoy teaching young children; we learn French through fun recreational activities, e.g. acting, storytelling, singing… I also coach children enrolled in the CNED program (French educational standard for students living overseas).

Béatrice

Tutor
My name is Beatrice. As a “French Army Brat” I have lived in many places in France – relocating every other year. I have now lived in the Bay Area longer than anywhere else.I attended Lyon Business School and worked as a Time Management and Personal Organization Consultant for large French Corporations. Since I settled in the Bay Area, I have been a substitute Cooking teacher and French Teacher in High School teaching all levels from French 1 to AP French and IB French.I particularly enjoy one-on-one tutoring and seeing the “light bulb” moment when students finally understand a concept they were previously struggling with. As a non-native English speaker I can relate to their difficulties and provide explanations (linguistic and grammatical) that will stick with them.My passions are traveling, sport (ski, bike or roller), reading, idioms and any form of puns.

Cécile

Tutor
Born and raised in Beaune, Burgundy, France, I am an artist, educator and designer. I particulary enjoy teaching French one-on-one to adults as well as children. It gives me an opportunity to connect, and share my language and my culture. Each class is customized to the individual needs of my students.I hold a Master’s degree in Art from Dijon, France and a Bachelor from Otis Parson’s Institute of Art in Los Angeles. My teaching career started in the US at the Buckley’s school in Los Angeles before moving to  the Bay Area in 1994. I taught French at the Berlitz School of Languages and later Art at the International School of The Peninsula in Palo Alto.Performing arts, 5-elements medicine and cooking are some of the topics and activities I am interested in.

Estelle

Tutor
My name is Estelle; I am from Paris, France and I have been living in the U.S. since 2005. I have a Master in Business Law, a specialized diploma in European Business Law, and a degree in English legal terminology. I have practiced more than ten years as an in-house legal counsel and gave some classes to law students for a few years.Since I have been in the Bay Area, I started focusing on teaching, which is something I really enjoy doing: first with EFBA (French classes for kids), then as a private tutor. I love working with kids, teens and adults. I always tailor my classes to the needs and preferences of my students.I love reading, both in French and in English. I also enjoy being outdoors hiking.

Laurence

Tutor
My name is Laurence and I am a native French teacher.I was born in Bar-le-Duc, a small town in the Lorraine region in the north east of France, where I spent my childhood and my youth with my family.I earned a Bachelor’s degree in the Romance Languages at Strasbourg University, a Master’s degree in Portuguese Language, Culture and Literature from Bordeaux University, and a second Master’s degree in Language Sciences, with emphasis in teaching French as a foreign language from the University in Perpignan.I have been teaching French for 10 years. I have always been passionate about languages and have dedicated my career to learning and teaching.

Sandrine

Tutor
My name is Sandrine; I was born in the South West of France (Perigord) and grew up near Avignon (Provence). I spent about 15 years of my life in Paris between my travels. I love Paris and I feel fortunate to share my culture and the French language. I spent about 8 years working in the education field with preschool to middle school students. I worked at The Academy school, Ecole Bilingue of Berkeley, les Petits Francophones and L’alliance Francaise of San Francisco, and I was the founder of French program Pomdapi & creations in 2013-14. I enjoy very much creating tailored programs for adults and children. My passions are many and include: writing, learning, traveling, and designing (paper, wood, fabrics).

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