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Private French lessons with native French speaker in Co. Mayo

I have been tutoring French and English for the past 20 years to students of various ages & origins and of numerous backgrounds: children, teenagers, adults, professionals, and also sometimes even older seniors (85+).

Why am I teaching both languages? Well, I’m bilingual and of American & Swiss/French origins, and... I live in Ireland! This is what makes my teaching strong and relevant because I understand both cultures and therefore I can adapt my classes depending on the language of my students.
While I was studying social work in French-speaking Switzerland, I was giving French/English private lessons in order to earn a side income. And I genuinely enjoyed it doing it! After I graduated and started working full-time, I didn’t give up this activity because I loved meeting new people and helping them achieve their goals.

My teaching is always interactive in order to hold my students’ attention during the whole length of the classes, using numerous learning tools (photos, newspaper articles, music, videos, etc.) Naturally, I will focus on the priority of each student. Some students will want to improve their pronunciation, grammatical, and vocabulary skills, others will need to prepare a presentation or a speech at school/work, while others just want to learn a new language to enrich their general knowledge. And sometimes too, parents want their younger children to master a new language. Thanks to my education and experience with children, I’m also able to run a class dedicated to them!

What you will gain from my course is not only good pronunciation and vocabulary/grammar improvement but also a deeper knowledge and understanding of the culture that surrounds one language! When you speak a language it’s important to appreciate the lifestyle, traditions, and heritage of the nation(s) speaking it. Both French and English are spoken in many countries around the world, as primary languages, and with so many different accents: the learning process is unlimited!

Before the COVID restrictions, I was mainly teaching face-to-face and with a maximum of four students, but at the moment, I’m only teaching online (one-and-one) on Zoom.

Besides that, I’m also a genealogist, I’m running Spiritual Seminars in the West of Ireland and I have a passion for vegetarian & vegan cuisine. I hold a Degree in Early Childhood Education for many years I owned a private “Before & Afterschool” facility for children aged 4 to 12.

I’m looking forward to meeting you

Location

At teacher's location: Main St, Newport, Co. Mayo, F28 F579, Ireland
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
French:
French for adults, School
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:French, English

About Me

Hi, I'm bilingual French/English of Swiss/French and USA origins. I live in the West of Ireland near the Atlantic Ocean. I hold a Degree in Early Childhood Education and I have worked for several years as a child instructor/educator with children aged 4 to 12 years old. I have been a tutor for children, teenagers, adults, and even seniors (4 to 85 y/o).
My teaching is always interactive in order to hold my students’ attention during the whole length of the classes, using numerous learning tools (photos, newspaper articles, music, videos, etc.) Naturally, I will focus on the priority of each student. Some students will want to improve their pronunciation, grammatical, and vocabulary skills, others will need to prepare a presentation or a speech at school/work, while others just want to learn a new language to enrich their general knowledge.

Education

Early Childhood Education Degree (4-12 y/o)
Social Work Studies in Switzerland ("Animation socioculturelle & travail social")
Diploma in Genealogy & Psychogenealogy

Experience / Qualifications

4 years as Social Worker in a private Nursing Home in Switzerland
13 years as Child Instructor/Educator (4-12 y/o)
Entrepreneur, owner of an Afterschool Facility in Switzerland for 6 years.
Irish Genealogy Research
Personal Development Seminars in Ireland

Reviews (14)

We had just one lesson and were ready to continue with Philippe, but he had to cancel all subsequent lessons due to family reason. This was a pity, as we really liked the teacher and his approach to teaching.
Phil is a wonderful teacher! He's a relaxed and knowledgeable person who is very easy to talk to and instantly puts you at ease. Classes are always fun and interesting. One minute we're laughing hard and the next we're discussing the meaning of life! I heartily recommend Phil to anyone who is looking to brush up their French! :)
It is always a pleasure to meet Phil for our weekly online French classes. He is a patient and kind teacher and always full of energy for our class. Phil is interested in a wide range of topics, so we always have something to talk about based on an article he selected as 'homework'. What I really appreciate about his way of teaching is that he corrects me during our conversation without breaking the flow of our talk, so I can really feel my confidence in speaking French increasing each class. I woulf highly recommend Phil if you are looking for a French tutor :)
Je recommande chaleureusement Phil. C'est un excellent professeur qui dispose des ingrédients essentiels pour que l'on s'améliore rapidement : Toujours à l'écoute, il s'adapte à nos besoins et nos demandes. Toujours de bonne humeur, il rend les cours si agréables qu'on en oublie l'heure. Patient et pédagogue, il prend également le temps de nous expliquer ce qui est nécessaire. Le fait qu'il soit parfaitement bilingue (français/anglais) lui permet aussi de bien clarifier et préciser certains points (règles de grammaire, accords, conjugaison, prononciation, etc.) dans l'autre langue en cas de besoin. Bref, c'est toujours un plaisir d'avoir un cours avec lui. Merci, Phil!
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This conversation and grammar course in English is suitable for young people and adults alike. My goal is to help you progress, at your own pace, in this language. Whether it's to learn the basics of English, improve it to go on vacation or even move to an English-speaking country, or for your professional career, I adapt to each of your needs and goals. I am bilingual English / French, I have Irish-American origins and for 20 years I have offered tutoring from the age of 4 to seniors over 85! It is never too late to improve your skills! Entrepreneur for several years, I also have a training of childhood educator (with 13 years spent with 4-12 years) and a training of socio-cultural facilitator who led me to work with the elders for several years .

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