From FranceLiving in Washington, United States (10:54 UTC-05:00)
Patient, enthusiastic tutor ready to help you reach for the stars! ✨
italki teacher since Oct 12, 2021
I was born and raised in France: I started learning English at 8 years old, I picked up Spanish at 12 and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages "Magna Cum Laude". I have been studying Japanese as an autodidact for 5 years, and I also dabble in Italian. I have a Master's degree (in Wine and Spirits Management) which allowed me to travel around the world.
I have been living in the US for 4 years, working in a winery as a Tour Guide/Wine Educator, so I am used to sharing my knowledge with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I have a passion for learning and sharing, always with a smile!
Me as a Teacher
As French is my native language, and as I am living in the US, I will be able to help you improve any aspect of the language that you wish to work on! My approach is intuitive: I will adapt the lesson to your needs. We can discuss your objectives together and take it from there. I am very patient, passionate and I will try my very best to share my love for languages with you!
The most important thing to improve, in my opinion, is to practice. The more we chat, the better you will become! You need to make mistakes to learn, so it does not matter if you struggle with some things: any little hiccup is an opportunity to learn.
My lessons & teaching style
I usually start by assessing your level on our first session, and from there, I can curate to your objectives: my favorite tool to use is Google Docs for feedback.
Lessons cancelled with less than 2 hours notice will be charged for as it is not possible to offer the time to another student. Students who do not turn up for the lesson will be charged.
Unfortunately, I can no longer accept new students looking for weekly lessons. However, I have a few slots left for occasional wine-knowledge classes! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions on the matter. :)
My teaching material
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Chat in French with a Native • Improve your pronunciation, learn specific vocabulary and discover French culture!
A2 - C2Conversation Practice350 lessons completed
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Work on the basics of the French language with a Native • Finally understand grammar rules & exceptions, master conjugation and stop doubting yourself! :)
A1 - C2General73 lessons completed
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Discover Wine in French, with a French Sommelier • Learn how to taste, pair and/or describe wine like a professional!
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10 French lessons
She’s tuned into my learning style and how I understand grammar rules! I’m speaking now with more confidence and I’m so excited about it!!! Why are you still reading this review? GO BOOK A LESSON WITH HER NOW!!
Nov 10, 2022
20 French lessons
Marine is excellent. She went waaay beyond what I ever expected from a tutor, went through the effort of preparing a litany of materials and was extremely competent at what she did. One if the best tutors you'll find on italki, and that's not an exaggeration. Also a French native so she's got an authentic Parisian accent!
Nov 16, 2021
7 French lessons
Marine is an amazing teacher! She is really patient and joyful to speak with. I hadn’t spoken French in a long time, and I was nervous to start speaking again, but Marine made the whole experience really fun and natural. I will definitely book more lessons. Merci Marine!!
Oct 25, 2021
5 French lessons
Wonderful teacher. Very nice and accommodating.
Nov 22, 2022
5 French lessons
Marine est très sympa. Les conversations avec elle sont toujours amusantes et instructives.