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Lessons offered by Sean
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Oral comprehension - French
  • Writing comprehension - French
  • Writing expression - French
  • Accent reduction-French
Levels
  • All Levels

French-obsessed nerd who loves helping people understand the world's most beautiful language.

Methodology

My lessons are a mix of up-to-date and old-school techniques. For private lessons, I like to hear what the student(s) wants to focus on and tailor the lessons to match his/her goals. In both private lessons and classroom settings, technology plays a big role (e.g. using visual aides to help students parse spoken language).

Background

I have been teaching French for about 10 years. I started French in college and know all the questions first-time learners I have. I have both a B.A. and M.A. in French and have helped students of all ages (from grade school to college) figure out this tricky language.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $110
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200

Details

Please cancel 24 hours in advance. If cancelled day-of, I charge half-price.

Lessons offered by Sean
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • French
  • Oral expression - French
  • Oral comprehension - French
  • Writing comprehension - French
  • Writing expression - French
  • Accent reduction-French
Levels
  • All Levels

Sean's resume

EDUCATION University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GPA 3.08
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Dec.2000

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in French, May 2008 GPA 4.0
Dean’s List Fall ‘06/Fall ‘07
Winner: The Marie-Odile Sweetser prize for excellence in French Studies Spring ‘08

University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign GPA 3.78
M.A. in French Language Learning Spring ‘11

On List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students Spring ’09, Fall ’09
Fall ’10, Spring ‘11
Fall ’12, Spring ‘13 Spring ‘17
On List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding By Their Students Fall ’11 Spring ‘12
Fall ‘16

CONFERENCES

Presenter: Women’s and Gender Studies 20th Annual Symposium Normal, IL
● Presented my paper The hypocrisy and the irony of a law May 2015
prohibiting the veil in the “Country of human (male) rights”
(“Le pays des droits de l’homme”)


PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
Localization Freelancer Evergreen Park, IL
● As an independent contractor for Pixelogic Media, Nov 2017 to Present
I both translate media content from English to French
as well as proofread French subtitles for English language
videos.

French Teacher Evanston, IL
● Taught a six-week evening French class to adult Jan 2018 to February 2018
learners in which we talked about the basic fundamentals of French, focusing on pronunciation and situation-specific
uses of the language.

French Teacher Chicago, IL
● Taught all levels of French at De La Salle Institute Sep 2017 to Oct 2017
as a long-term substitute for a teacher on medical leave.
I was responsible for six courses, from French I to French 4 AP and helped
students develop their written and oral expression, as well as their parsing
and reading comprehension skills.


French Teacher Urbana, IL
● Taught French 104, an intermediate course Aug 2016-August 2017
in which students fine-tune their reading, writing, listening,
and speaking skills before advancing to higher-level courses,
as well as French 207, in which we focused on improving writing
and comprehension skills.


French Teacher Normal, IL
● Taught French 112, the second semester of the four-course Aug 2014-May 2016
introduction to speaking, reading, and writing in French.


French Teacher Chicago, IL
● Taught all grade levels (freshman through senior) Aug 2013-May 2014
at a private college preparatory high school, including Introductory
French through Senior AP French. In addition to teaching duties, I monitored
weekly French Club meetings, arranged class field trips and cultural
outings.

French Teacher Urbana, IL
● Instructor for French 207, Advanced Grammar and Aug 2008-May 2013
Compostion, in which we focused on improving writing and
comprehension skills.

● Previous courses include French 101, 102, 103, and 104, courses which introduced students to the fundamentals of the
French language through reading, writing, listening, and interactive
speaking exercises, as well as FR 213, an advanced course, which
focused on French phonetics and pronunciation.


Graduate Assistant for the Illinois Program in Paris Paris, France
● Assisted the onsite director for the U of I students February 2010-June 2010
studying in France, set up and chaperoned students during
program excursions, helped students navigate Paris,
acted as an on-call advisor for student needs and concerns,
and helped run the program office by writing monthly
progress reports, fielding calls, and setting up meetings.

French Tutor Chicago, IL
● Helping beginners and advanced students August 2006-Present
improve their command of the French language.

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