Sophie Sureau

Professional Teacher
Teaches
English
Native
Speaks
French
Native
Spanish
American Sign Language (ASL)
Other
From United StatesLiving in Nice, France (23:13 UTC+01:00)
Become fluent in English with me as your new American friend
About Me
italki teacher since Feb 8, 2022
I am a French-American, born in Los Angeles, California, raised in snowy Rochester, New York. I currently live in Nice, France. I love to travel and learn about new cultures and languages. I've traveled to many countries, but some of my favorites have been Peru, Mexico, Italy, South Korea, and of course - France. My dad is from Paris, and my sister and I grew up spending our summers in the South of France. I also love houseplants, dancing, cinema, music, art, and the beach. Although I love and live in the city, I feel at home in the jungle, or swimming with whales, dolphins and fish. My dream is to travel to every country in the world!
5.0
Rating
61
Students
551
Lessons
100%
Attendance
98%
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English Lessons

Trial Lesson
14 lessons completed
USD 18.00+
Become a fluent English speaker
A1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

455 lessons completed
USD 22.00+
Package with 6% off
Kid's Lessons
A1 -  C2

Kids

42 lessons completed
USD 20.00+
Package with 7% off
Exam Prep, Reading, Writing, and Homework Help
A1 -  C2

General

5 lessons completed
USD 22.00+
Package with 6% off
Conversation - 5 lesson packages now available!
A1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

35 lessons completed
USD 22.00+
Package with 6% off

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50 Reviews

Stanislaus Borzenko
29 English lessons
TGIFf! Thank goodness it's fun-friday. The main distinguishing feature of TGIFf's lessons is that they're much more media-enriched. Another one is that they are less informal, even less informal than typical classes. In the aggregate, it's like when you rather hang out than have a lesson, so it's fantabulous. Like them. Like Sophie. Like you. Peace.
Feb 3, 2023
Stanislaus Borzenko
29 English lessons
— Can we do our lessons better? — Do you mean we have problems? — Well they're not really problems, let's rather think what can be improved. — We can have lessons in real life, not by Zoom. — Dream on! I mean some real things, like having some possibility to measure the progress and, as a result, keep the motivation high, being inspired by the progress presence. Or, maybe, make a lesson more rigid in terms of its structure, so you can progress, maybe, faster. Or something else. — Ok, it's probably never bad to at least try to experiment. — Yeah, and I offered it to her and she kind of agreed!! — You make it sound so happily, like you proposed to her and she accepted. — Pfft... So, the retrospective is coming. Sophie strives to make her lessons better. :)
Feb 2, 2023
Stanislaus Borzenko
29 English lessons
I’ve been learning English since middle school, but the intensity has never been as high as now. By tomorrow’s evening, I’ll have 27 lessons completed with Sophie and my dream of becoming the best student in her lessons history may have come true. No, the second part is probably a stretch. But what are effects of the lessons? I’ve started to write in English more. I’m writing this text now. This time yesterday, I was writing another text and probably will be writing another one right after our tomorrow’s lesson. Before I found Sophie, I hadn’t been writing much. I’ve started to read books, look for my gaps in knowledge and fill them in. Before Sophie found me, I had barely learned one rule a year. And finally, I have started shaving more often. Yes, she’s guilty of this, too. What results will I have gotten when I will have been being to classes for half a year? Will see. P.S. Background music: ... I've been thinking too much... Heeeelp mee. ... Ride by Twenty one pilots
Feb 1, 2023
Stanislaus Borzenko
29 English lessons
What's the recipe of a pleasant lesson? Probably, there is no the only solution. But, at least, one of them could be the following. First, do something silly and then laugh at it (with the teacher of course, doing it alone would be rather wierd). Next, sincerely discuss some kind of a sensitive topic, without fear of being misunderstood. Third... No, it's not third, it's finally, discuss anything you want for the rest of the lesson. First two steps create a solid foundation to talk comfortably and joyfully. Of course, the result of applying of above-mentioned steps depends on a teacher. With Sophie... Hmm, but maybe it's all thanks to Sophie?.. Yeah, forget this silly recipe. The new recipe: Book a lesson with Sophie. Then just enjoy. A lesson with Sophie is always comfortable and joyful. P.S. Is it maybe time already to create a cult of Sophie? Will name it "Sophie' witnesses".
Jan 31, 2023
Stanislaus Borzenko
29 English lessons
— Oh, I'm sick of your silly ideas! — It's not silly, it's... cool, I would say. — What exactly is cool? Is it cool that I barely can make a grammatically correct statement that express my thoughts on these much more unusual and as a result more difficult topics compare to non-Friday lessons? Or maybe is it cool that I get such an emotional that drown in these emotions, due to inability to turn them into words with the same speed as they arise? — Yeah, it's more challenging, but because of that you can enlarge your vocabulary. — But, it looks kind of stupid when you just show a video and then make some inarticulate sounds and then, kind of giving up, say something like 'you probably understand what I mean'. What will she think about me? — Nothing bad I guess. At least, it's just fun, isn't it? — Yeah, it's fun. But I don't see her when I share my screen, that's sad. — That is definitely sad, I agree with you here. Funny Friday class.
Jan 27, 2023
Stanislaus Borzenko
29 English lessons
Observation code name "Prenentious puppy". Day 1. Time: 19:18 PM, GMT+3, Earth time. The object has connected 46 minutes ago. All this time, he has been speaking slowly, trying to describe how was the first part of his day for the first 28 minutes of the communication session. His speech is broken by long pauses, articulation is not so strong, thoughts look muddled. The interlocutor has been patiently listening to him, periodically helping to find words and answering the object's questons about whether he was using another tense correctly. Looks like it's the process of eduction, the object is trying to master the knowledge of the verbal interaction protocol (VIP) of his interlocutor. Now they are discussing how different VIPs (they call them 'languages') are felt for different native speakers of some specific interaction protocols. Continuing monitoring. Out. *** If you have read this far, know that Sophie is glorious and I'm just nutty, who writes wierd texts as reviews.
Jan 26, 2023
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