From FranceLiving in Paris, France (04:20 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Dec 9, 2021
I'm Ondine and I am a serial languages lover. I clearly remember being 8 and asking my dad to buy me a method to learn English by myself. That was the first step towards learning English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Ukrainian. I just love to chat with people and I've found it's easier if they actually understand what I'm saying.
I'm also passionate about ballet, arts and culture in general, and of course travelling where I can use my language skills - or learn a new one...
Me as a Teacher
I grew up in a family of teachers and I've been exposed to efficient pedagogy from an early age. Through my language learning journey I've set up my own method for learning and I believe the first step is to understand how you like to learn, then what topics interest you the most. As a community tutor, I'll adapt to your requests if you have any, or guide through interesting learning topics.
My lessons & teaching style
As a community tutor, I want to help you be comfortable speaking like a true native. True natives sometimes make mistakes, use the wrong grammar and forget the right word. So no pressure required!
I'm also a life coach and I use this skills to empower you and overcome the fear of making mistakes. The truth is that we learn faster when we are not afraid to say it wrong. You're here to learn, not to be perfect already! Let's enjoy learning!
Note: Please note that for French conversation practice, I start at Level A2 :) Thank you
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18 French lessons
Ondine is fun, knowledgeable and enjoyable to converse with. She puts students at ease and handles corrections tactfully and effectively. I highly recommend getting her assistance.
May 4, 2022
33 French lessons
C'est une leçon parfaite. Ondine is so motivating, patient, super clear in explaining complex concept, and willing to take every step slow - which is just vital for a new learner like me. She would speak slowly and find the best way to keep everything in French so that I could listen more and speak more and immersed totally in French, while not over-whelmed by too much difficult concepts or sentence strucutre. She would also speak slowly and repeatedly so that I could gradually understand more and more, while not be stressed by understanding nothing. Just couldn't say more. Merci beacoup Ondine pour le temps encore. À bientôt!
Mar 1, 2022
14 English lessons
Ondine creates an environment that puts you at ease immediately and she gives well timed corrections. Her suggestions and method of teaching make learning less daunting! I really recommend her classes.
Feb 13, 2022
2 French lessons
Es pronto para valorar, pero la clase ha sido positiva y ha habido buena conexión.
May 23, 2023
33 French lessons
C'est toujours incroyable - merci beaucoup encore pour le temps, l’avis, l'enseignement et l'inspiration Ondine!
May 4, 2023
3 French lessons
Ondine was so helpful! She's very understanding and encouraging. She made me feel comfortable with her positive personality and sense of humor.