|Additional Locations||North Vancouver, Whistler|
|Working With||Kids (6y+), Youth, Adults|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||Locally, Online|
Native french speaker from Paris in France. I have 7 years of experience in tutoring French with kids, teenagers, and adults. I cover speaking, understanding, grammar, reading, and writing.
The lessons I create are 100% personalized; I adjust the content to my students and their progress.
The First 30-minutes session is free, so we get to know each other and talk about your objectives and interests. All levels and ages are accepted. If needed, I help with homework and assessments in addition to the lessons I give. I can also send homework and extra material. I have experience in helping my students to pass the following language tests: TFI, TEF, DELF, DALF.
Masters' degree in Business and Marketing
All lessons are personalized, depending on the student's level, but also objectives and interests, so the learning is more fun. We see grammar rules, vocabulary, and do exercises together, and I allow enough time for chatting, as I think speaking with a french native is the best way to become fluent. Also, each lesson is adjusted to the student's progress. If the student or parents ask, I can assign homework and send extra material like books or texts to read, movies or TV shows to watch, tutorials to prepare for exams, etc.
Online tutoring only, because of COVID-19
I've been taking classes with Barbara for six weeks now, and I can already notice a significant change in my French skills. We have worked a lot on my grammar and writing, as my goal is to work in France someday. She is very patient, knowledgeable and you can see she put a lot of work in preparing each lesson. I can request homework and extra help every time I feel like it, and she always responds quickly. I also love the French conversations we have, it's been huge help in improving both my speaking and understanding. I highly recommend her!
Barbara is an excellent tutor. She’s incredibly thoughtful in her lesson plans that integrate real world situations. She’s helped me become a more confident speaker.
Barbara has been working with our 7 and 10 year old children since September 2020. We have found Barbara to be a kind and knowledgeable person and our children are always happy to see her. Barbara's lessons are thoughtfully organized and specific to the children's learning needs and she makes the lessons enjoyable through her warm and relaxed personality. Barbara is always on time, replies to emails in a timely manner, and is accommodating to adapting schedules when necessary. Our children have gained a lot of confidence in their French oral language skills which has transferred well into their written work. We've seen a tremendous improvement in their ability to speak and write in French and we have been very grateful for Barbara's help.
Barbara helped me with my french when I arrived in France to study. I was struggling with my french, she gave me classes twice a week. It worked very well, she helped me to become fluent and even pass some french tests. I highly recommend her either you are a beginner or intermediate speaker.
Barbara is a talented teacher and a brilliant communicator. We’ve met in Vancouver on a hike and Barbara offered to help me practice French before meeting my in-laws in Switzerland. She’s not only improved my grammar and vocabulary, but made me feel so much more confident in speaking French. She introduced a lot of different exercises, provided constructive feedback and hands on materials. I’ve also introduced her to my nephew and niece and she is SO great around the kids. As a native French speaker, Barbara will not only teach you French, but also share her culture and history. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends.
I was speaking French a couple of years back but was encountering difficulties with writing and many spelling mistakes. I took a couple of classes and Barbara explained the basics again to me. She paid special attention to my needs and adjusted her teaching to my way of learning which made it much easier and simpler for me to quickly understand and get a hang of the subtle tricks of French. I really recommend her whether you're seeking to get a hang of the basics or looking perfecting your language skills.