French teacher Tom

Tom

Professional Teacher
Teaches
French
Native
Speaks
English
Russian
Chinese (Mandarin)
German
Spanish
Turkish
⚡️I help you get fluent in French by practicing conversations that are useful for you!⚡️
From FranceLiving in Budapest, Hungary (13:29 UTC+02:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Mar 17, 2014
Interest topicBusiness & FinanceFashion & BeautyMarketingTechScience
🦜 You don't learn to speak French by writing words on paper or solving Duolingo puzzles. The real deal is communication, and if you've been at this for a while, you'll know the two aren't the same. 🗨️ Recognize this? 🚫 Learned a lot of grammar, but you still can't string a sentence? 🚫 A Duolingo champ but a real-world chump? 🚫 Can read, but go blank when it's time to talk? Here's how we'll tackle it: ✅ Speak confidently in 2-5 lessons. ✅ Construct sentences on the fly, not just in writing. ✅ Implement a proven system that suits your busy life. ✅ Transition from being a "Well-Informed Beginner" to conversational. Tired of knowing French but not speaking it? Let's fix that. 🚀
5.0
Rating
445
Students
3378
Lessons
100%
Attendance
99%
Response

French Lessons

Trial Lesson
276 lessons completed
USD 19.00+
🎯 Fluency Focus: One on one lesson
A1 -  B1

Conversation Practice

2,606 lessons completed
USD 27.00+
Package with 19% off
🧠 Coaching: Learn how to learn French efficiently (in English)
A1 -  C2

General

8 lessons completed
USD 65.00
Package with 8% off

Availability

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604 Reviews

Student Heather Downes
Heather Downes
22 French lessons
Teacher’s pick
As usual my session with Tom exceeded my expectations! I found Tom and started using him as my primary tutor through the Add1Challenge that Benny Lewis of Fluent In 3 Months hosts. The goal of the 90 day challenge is to be able to have a 15 minute conversation with a native speaker by the end of the 90 days! Even as a pure beginner, I was able to meet my goal with Tom's help! I can't thank him enough for all of his patience, encouragement, and language insights!
Jan 4, 2019
Student Maya
Maya
13 French lessons
Teacher’s pick
Just started my second package with Tom and I think he is simply the best conversation tutor on italki PERIOD. With him the lesson just flows, I think because his energy is so relaxed and makes you feel incredibly at ease and open to talking. Not only do I always have a blast talking to him, it’s really the method he uses recording his voice saying the corrected phrases that allows you to really learn the most you can from the session by re-listening as much as you want and reviewing the following days. Thank you for another great lesson Tom, you rock!
Oct 6, 2018
Student Kat
Kat
48 French lessons
Teacher’s pick
I've been having lessons with Tom for 6 months now and it's amazing how much my French has improved using his methods. I can now speak comfortably in French for the whole hour and we always have really interesting conversations. He has really helped me spend my time in the most effective ways possible, not just in French but in the other language I'm learning too.
Aug 11, 2018
Student Elizabeth Thurber
Elizabeth Thurber
7 French lessons
Tom’s lessons are very practical and extremely helpful. I told him the situations I expected to be in, and he gave me simple phrases to use. He records the phrases he teaches you, so that you can later practice them with free software. This was a great way to solidify the things we covered. He’ll also do pretend conversations, so you get experience in situations, like asking for help when you don’t understand a train announcement. He’ll even do a pretend train announcement all fast and garbled, so you can only make out a few words, just like real life. He’s very flexible, and gave me vocabulary and advice for my particular situations, like renting hiking poles. I highly recommend him! Bon voyage!
May 19, 2024
Student Ross Wollen
Ross Wollen
9 French lessons
Tom is easy to work with and gives solid practical advice. We practice conversations, and minutes after the lesson ends he sends me a new set of Anki flashcards to practice before the next lesson, which is a key for me. I am concentrating on speaking - how to speak naturally the way les français really do. I can learn vocab and grammar on my own, but it's not so easy to develop natural speaking habits from a book - Tom understands exactly what I need to work on during these sessions. Highly recommended.
Feb 13, 2024
Student L Tiffany
L Tiffany
12 French lessons
Great first lesson. Can't wait to make progress - thank you Tom!
Jan 2, 2024
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