Improve your French quickly with a qualified French tutor

“Bonjour ! I am Olivia.

I am a qualified native tutor who comes from the beautiful sunny region of Provence in France. 

I have more than ten years of experience in teaching general and business French.”

Your French tutor Olivia

My education

I hold a Master’s degree in French as a foreign language from the University of Artois and a Certificate in Teaching French as a Foreign Language to Adults from the International House language school in London. I also graduated from the University of Avignon in France with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies in English and Spanish. Throughout my university education, I trained in general French and French for business purposes specializing in tourism, medical French and French for diplomacy and international relations.

My experience

I have more than ten years of experience in teaching French to adults and teenagers, eight of which have been exclusively online. Before teaching French online, I worked for one year as a teacher of French as a foreign language in a secondary school and two years in an adult education centre. My current and past students include: doctors, project managers from the World Bank Group and the National Railway in Switzerland (CFF), engineers, United Nations staff members, artists, senior managers from big companies as well as individuals who simply love the French language and culture.

I have tutored over 215 online students on a one-to-one basis from many countries around the world including: the United States, Switzerland, Canada, the UK, Lithuania, Spain, Japan, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, China, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Iceland, Taiwan … and to people of all ages from teenagers and adults to retirees.

My teaching method

I know from first hand experience how difficult it can be to learn a new language. I personally went through the process of acquiring a level of proficiency in English and Spanish and I am currently learning German.
While learning a foreign language, one has to learn not only a new language, but also differences in cultural norms. This is why my teaching method incorporates language and culture for general French and conversation courses and focuses on specific sectors for business courses.

I am always working hard at designing French lessons suited to your specific needs and interests to enable you to achieve your goals effectively while respecting your individual learning pace. While I am teaching French, I am always patient, understanding, truly supportive and last but not least I have a sense of humour, so you can learn in a positive learning environment.

While working with a qualified French tutor, you will gain motivation to learn, develop self-confidence communicating in French and discover the joy and challenge of learning a new language. Please do not hesitate to contact me since the first lesson is complimentary. À Bientôt ! » 

"Olivia is very intuitive about what a student needs to move forward and guides/recalibrates her program with every lesson. She also does so in a very authentic, humorous and warm way, which makes spending an hour a week with her very pleasurable as well. She is also very knowledgeable about all aspects of French culture, and as I was preparing for my culinary endeavors, she was able to help me understand some of the intricacies of French cuisine that was very applicable to my progress in cooking school. I have since graduated and am back in Switzerland. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Olivia, as I know that she will help me to continue to develop my language skills in a way that is pleasurable and professional. I highly recommend lessons with Olivia for students at any level."
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Heather Rychener. HR director. Zurich. Zwitzerland