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French tutoring/lessons

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30 per hour - Virtual OK

I have studied and taught a number of languages so I understand what it's like to try to learn one. I'm very patient & consistently get good reviews for tutoring & teaching. I can answer questions, give you free internet resources that are fun to keep you in motion. I try to practice interactive teaching methods involving all the senses based on recent brain research. I can give you some suggestions of websites that have fun videos, book or cartoons to read as well as places to meet people in real life to practice your skills. My experience is, if we can find an activity that you enjoy (films, TV, books, conversation group), it greatly increases your motivation & fluency. I'm happy to work with you on a textbook that you have from a previous or current class, or we can use web based materials.

We can work on conversation, comprehension, reading, speaking, grammar, pronunciation, accent or whatever aspect you're having trouble with.

Training & Qualifications


Bachelor of Arts in French Language & Literature from an American University
Intermediate Certification from the Cervantes Institute (the Government of Spain)
Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Been tutoring people for over 30 years with 12 years of experience tutoring ESL to refugees

Availability & Preferences


I freelance so my schedule is generally very flexible. You can book me online here (in green) mbdo.youcanbookme.com

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Marty


Hend received hour of French tutoring/lessons from Marty
May 27, 2019
It is good
Susan received hour of French tutoring/lessons from Marty
Apr 18, 2019
Helpful and timely as always.
Susan received hour of French tutoring/lessons from Marty
Mar 09, 2019
Marty was super helpful and parctical. Looking forward to working with him again.
Chelsea received hour of French tutoring/lessons from Marty
Sep 24, 2018
Great class with Marty, once again
Chelsea received hour of French tutoring/lessons from Marty
Sep 03, 2018
My first French lesson with Marty went great. We went over strategies for picking up vocabulary and fluent speaking, pronunciation tips, some self-lea...rning resources, and even assigned "homework". I'm looking forward to continue learning with Marty - would recommend. show more
Alejandro received hour of French tutoring/lessons from Marty
May 29, 2018
Marty is a dedicated and punctual teacher. He's someone to go to if your serious about learning French or anything else he has to offer. You absolutel...y get a sense of structure and mastery. show more
Mauro bought Brain fitness tip sheet from Marty
Sep 07, 2019
Marty provided me a pdf for brain exercises. I appreciate it.
Jennifer received hour of Job Interview Roleplay from Marty
Aug 28, 2019
Marty was very helpful during our session. (He was also very flexible around my medical appointments.) He provided recommendations on updating my resu...me, and we did some mock interviewing to reframe some of my answers to typical questions. Would be happy to do another deal with him, if needed. Highly recommended! show more
Katrina received session of Sustainability coaching from Marty
Jul 24, 2019
Wow! Marty is such a great resource and has a wealth of knowledge about permaculture and sustainable living. Thank you so much for sharing all your in...sight and creative ideas that compliment my lifestyle.show more
Tess received unit of Tips from Marty
Jul 09, 2019
great!


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About Marty D

I've worked in the nonprofit sector most of my adult life with about ten years on the tech side. I've helped to organize and run sessions for two national nonprofit tech conferences. In addition... to being a native speaker of American English, I speak Spanish & French fluently. I have previously been conversational in Russian and German and know a couple hundred words in another half dozen languages. I have extensive experience as a trainer & workshop facilitator over the last 30 years in a wide variety of topics: politics, emotional support, health education, pain management, sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. I've moderated online discussions and taught at conferences & retreat centers. I really enjoy seeing light bulbs go off over people's heads. I follow a paleo ketogenic diet mostly based on the ideas of Dr Patricia Wahls. There are the usual diet charlatans out there but she is an MD following the latest nutrition science. I like direct authentic honest constructive feedback and true specific believable compliments. I love to hike, sing, play improv games & chess, and read sci-fi.show more

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