Grad Dip Languages, French. Awards - Berthe Mouchette, Liliane Gay
Melbourne tutor in French
(9 student reviews)
ONLINE TUTORING via WHATSAPP video call during Covid-19 restrictions
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Private French tutoring for:
~ All ages, all levels;
~ VCE exam preparation - grammar, comprehensive oral preparation (including a broad knowledge and resources of detailed study topics), essay writing, listening & reading comprehension;
~ Years 7 to VCE 12;
~ Adult tuition - Beginners to Advanced students; French Conversation and Grammar; French Culture; French for Travellers;
~ Group classes for 2 -5 students available at your request.
Available all year, including public and school holidays, weekends and evenings.
I'm dedicated to helping you achieve the best level of French possible - for top VCE results, for travelling or just for fun.
* Member of the "Australian Tutoring Association" and "Association of French Teachers Victoria"
I was raised in a family that spoke French, Italian, English, Greek and Arabic. At high school I achieved A+ for HSC French and Japanese, and went on to study these subjects as well as Swedish, Russian and Linguistics at Melbourne University. In 2010 I attained a Graduate Diploma in Languages, with a French major and English minor at Monash University. Languages have always been my passion.
As a fluent, non-native speaker with a formal knowledge of the language gained over many years of University study, I understand the complexity of studying French. I have the skills and experience to pass that knowledge on in a methodical, practical and engaging way.
I've always been enthusiastic about French language and culture, and have spent considerable time in Paris over the years. I am regularly complimented by French people on the authenticity of my accent.
Apart from being guided by your needs and the "VCE Study Design Guide", I use tools such as French Language games, my extensive French DVD and CD collection, a current magazine subscription to Phosphore (a French bimonthly current affairs magazine for 14 - 19 year olds) and comprehensive book library to help you reach your goal.
My experience with the VCE curriculum along with my fun and effective teaching methods will ensure that you get the best results possible.
DID YOU KNOW...?
French and English are:
~ the official working languages of The United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, the International Labour Bureau, the International Olympic Committee, the 31-member Council of Europe, the European Community, the Universal Postal Union and the International Red Cross;
~ the only languages taught in every country in the world;
The French language is:
~ the second most learned language in the world after English;
~ the third-most used language on the internet after English and German;
~ an insight to French culture, mentality and way of life.
Speaking a second language is linked to:
~ improving memory;
~ increasing creativity, as well as spatial and visual awareness;
~ improved academic performance;
~ sense of personal identity and belonging;
~ broader career opportunities.
~ Over 12 years of French tutoring experience
~ Tutored DUX of McKinnon Secondary College 2009
~ All VCE students who have had at least a full year of tutroing with me have achieved scaled scores of 40- 52 for their final exams
~ All IB students have achieved 7/7 and 6/7 for French
~ Two terms at Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre (GEALC) teaching adult beginners
~ Two terms at GEALC teaching adult post beginners classes
~ Adult post beginners courses from home studio
~ Teaching, supervision and final assessment of a 25 year old female Scout for the attainment of Language Emblem in French as part of a major Scouting award
REFERENCES & COMMENTS FROM SOME PAST STUDENTS
"Hi Ingrid, we got our results today. Just wanted to let you know that I got 7/ 7 for french and a 99.4 ATAR thanks to your help. Thank you for everything you did for me this year from french grammar to helping me calm down and focus which I found extremely important. I will gladly recommend you to any IB students in the future." JF, International Baccalaureate, 2018
"Dear Ingrid, you have been such a fantastic tutor during my time in VCE and I can't thank you enough for how much you've helped me progress. Merci, merci, merci!" Olivia, 2018
"Thank you Ingrid for a wonderful experience expanding my knowledge of French. She provides a warm and supportive learning environment while also pushing me to improve constantly and achieve great academic scores (I finished with a raw 45 study score). She shares many learning resources, knows the VCE course thoroughly, and offers useful feedback." MP 2015
"I feel I have improved so much over the year. I have really enjoyed coming to your French classes, they have always been enjoyable and helpful. You are a truly gifted and wonderful tutor and person
who welcomed me into your home and taught me so well." SH 2015
"I received a scaled score of 40, so I'm happy about that as the exam was quite hard this year. Thank you so much! I was really struggling at the start of this year and to receive such a great score is amazing!" G.N. VCE 2014
“Thank you so much for all your guidance and assistance this year. You have taught me so much and I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor! I will honestly miss Tuesday night lessons with you, but I’m sure we will stay in touch.” Lilli, 2013
"Hi Ingrid. I was just writing to let you know that I got a raw score of 34 in french which I am absolutely thrilled with. Thank you very much for your help and support this year, I have really appreciated your generosity and hard work in helping me with my french studies. Thanks again." SR 2013
“Dear Ingrid, Thank you for your wonderful French classes that have helped me survive this year! I have loved coming to see you and I thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I feel confident that I have tried my best in French this year thanks to your guidance and encouragement.” Madi, 2013
"Upon commencing French tuition with Ingrid in year 10, I soon found both my enthusiasm and skills [...] significantly increase. [...] Likewise, I was very pleased with Ingrid's dedication to my studies,
[...]. [My score of] 45.5 in French for VCE and an overall ATAR score of 98.5 would not have been achievable if it was not for the sheer dedication and unfailing assistance shown by Ingrid [...]. " JVD, Feb 2012
"Ingrid has an obvious passion for the French language and has been an inspiration for Ben while preparing him for an Exchange program in Nice. She has always been encouraging and positive in the way she has approached teaching and he definitely has benefited from this wonderful experience. We
appreciate everything you have done to improve his confidence in French conversation." Sue R, November 2009
"Ingrid was super friendly and organised, and shared with me her extensive knowledge of not only the French language, but of French history and culture too. She worked tirelessly on my pronunciation to help my French sound more natural and accurate, which in turn increased my listening
comprehension skills. With Ingrid's assistance, I was able to achieve an A+ for my French oral exam and I achieved a scaled study score of 47, 50 for VCE French. -- Alana, Dux of MKSC, class of 2009.
"Sessions with Ingrid were prompt, engaging and fun as Ingrid is very passionate about the French language and culture. Mostly, classes were conducted in French and our preparation for the oral and written exam was very systematic and thorough, and Ingrid was always ready with useful insights and resources to assist me. Assistance was always readily available, whether it be via the phone, email or face to face! In turn, my average grades in French improved so that I received an A plus for the end of year oral and the written exam!" RV, Feb 2011
NOTIFICATION IN ALLIANCE FRANCAISE MAGAZINE Feb-Mar 2005
We offer a big thank you to Ingrid for her excellent work during her
time here, for her energy and for her happy disposition.
SCHOOLS MY STUDENTS HAVE ATTENDED
* Auburn High School
* Avila College
* Brighton SC
* Carey Grammar
* Caulfield Grammar School
* De La Salle College
* Frankston High School
* Geelong Grammar
* Glen Waverly SC
* Highvale SC
* Huntingtower School
* Loreto Mandeville Hall
* Mac Robertson Girls' High School
* McKinnon SC
* Melbourne Girls' College
* Melbourne Grammar
* Melbourne High School
* Mentone Girls' Grammar
* Mentone Girls' SC
* MLC (Methodist Ladies' College)
* Nossal High School
* Parade College
* PLC (Presbyterian Ladies' College)
* Ronald MacDonald House Charity - Learning Programme
* Ruyton Girls' School
* Sacre Coeur
* Scotch College
* St Catherine's
* St Kevins
* St Leonard's
* Strathcona BGGS
* University High School
* Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
* VSL (Victorian School of Languages)
* Wesley College
* Xavier College
~ Graduate Diploma in Languages, French major, English minor, with High Distinction, Monash University 2010;
~ Member of 'The Association of French Teachers in Victoria' and 'Australian Tutoring Association' which affords benefits such as extra practice exam papers for years 11 and 12 VCE students and regular newsletters to keep me up-to-date on the latest in French tutoring skills and news;
~ Laureate de 'Prix Liliane Gay' for being one of the three top first-year French students in Victoria in 2003;
~ Berthe Mouchette award for French poetry recitation 2004;
~ Worked at Alliance Francaise Melbourne during tertiary studies at Monash University;
~ President of Melbourne University French Club 1979 - 1980 (first female club president since 1969);
~ Current Police Check and Working With Children card available on request.
Private lessons, 1 student, weekly or fortnightly:
- $80 / hour
- $120 / 1.5 hours
Private lessons, 2 students, weekly or fortnightly:
- $55 each / hour
Private lessons, 1 student, casual = $90 / hour
Parents bringing students to my home will have plenty to do while you wait. It's just minutes' drive to Brighton or Elwood beaches and shops, Centre Rd and Elsternwick shopping centres, as well as many local cafes and shops.
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 25-Nov-2023 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 06-Oct-2011 (updated profile on 21-Jul-2020)