I am comfortable helping you with all levels and all aspects of French: if you need help writing, speaking, with grammar, with your accent... you name it, I got it!
I am fluent in French and studied this year at the university level in Paris. However, I learned French as a second language when I was a child, and am thus well-equipped to help teach the strategies that make complicted linguistic rules easier to understand (le français en a beaucoup !).
I am happy to help you with work for a class you may be taking, or with generating personalized lessons to maximize your experience.
A good teacher makes all the difference when it comes to languages, and I know that together we will learn a lot and have a fun time.
We did FaceTime conversation practice since my classes for AP French were moved online and I felt I felt like I wasn't getting as much out of them. Thomas helped me make up for what I missed in person, and I our conversations helped me become more confident in my speaking and oral comprehension skills.
Thomas was very friendly and laid-back and very helpful. I am a relative beginner in French and needed help speaking (I'm taking lessons on Rocket French, which lacks the conversation aspect). I let him know what topics and grammar concepts I had learned so far, and he incorporated these into our conversation. He had no trouble repeating himself or switching from French to English when I didn't understand something he said. We went at a slower pace at the start as he learned my language level, and we worked from there. Overall very helpful experience.
I talk with the student so we can better understand their level of French so that the lessons can be as useful as possible. I ask them if they want to focus on any specific area (verb tenses, speaking, reading comprehension, etc.), or if they are looking for more mixed lessons.
I always try to keep a lighthearted attitude to make even tedious grammar like the plus-que-parfait more fun.
I started learning French at age 5 (in Kindergarten), and have kept learning French throughout my schooling. I attend university in Montreal, and spent this past year studying in Paris.
I have worked with students between the ages of 13 and 55.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes when you are speaking or writing. It's all part of the process.