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Miss Ingrid Borg

 Melbourne - Caulfield South


Melbourne tutor in French

(6 student reviews)

Graduate Diploma in Languages, French Major, Monash University, 2010; Berthe Mouchette Award 2008.

Specialiing in French tutoring for:
~ all ages, all levels;

~ VCE exam preparation - grammar, comprehensive oral preparation (including a broad knowledge of most detailed study topics), essay writing, listening & reading comprehension;

~ Private tuition for years 7 to VCE 12 plus International Baccalaureat students, DELF and DALF exam preparation;

~ Adult tuition - Beginners to Advanced students; French Conversation and Grammar; French Culture; French for Travellers;

~ Available all year, including public holidays, Saturdays, alternate Sundays and some evenings;

~ All lessons held in my French class room in South Caulfield;

~ Group classes for 2 -5 students available;

~ Possibly because I grew up speaking fluent Italian, French native speakers think I'm French;

~ 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 "Australian Tutoring Association" and "Association of French Teachers Victoria"

As a fluent, non-native speaker with a formal knowledge of the language gained over many years of University study and a Graduate Diploma in Languages, French major, I understand very well the difficulties of learning this complex and challenging language.

I've always been passionate about the French language and culture, have spent as much time as I could staying in Paris over the years, and am regularly asked which part of Paris I come from by French people.

Apart from being guided by your needs and the "VCE Study Design Guide", I use tools such as French Language games, and my extensive French DVD, CD, current magazine subscription to Phosphore (a French bimonthly current affairs magazine for 14 - 19 tear olds) and book libraries 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 that 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?

Did you know that 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?

Did you know that speaking a second language is linked to:
~ improving memory?
~ increasing creativity, as well as spatial and visual awareness?
~ improved academic performance?
~ greater sense of personal identity and belonging?
~ broader career opportunities?



~ 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 38 - 50 for their final exams;
~ 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.


"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

"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

"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

"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

"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
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 benefitted from this wonderful experience. We
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
with useful insights and resources to assist me. Assistance was
always readily available, whether it be via the phone, email or face
face! In turn, my average grades in French improved so that I
an A plus for the end of year oral and the written exam!" RV, Feb

We offer a big thank you to Ingrid for her excellent work during her
time here, for her energy and for her happy disposition.

* Nossal High School
* McKinnon SC
* Xavier College
* University High School
* Huntingtower School
* Geelong Grammar
* Firbank
* Sacre Coeur
* Mac Robertson Girls' High School
* Strathcona BGGS
* Melbourne Girls' College
* Lauriston
* Auburn High School
* St Kevins
* De La Salle College
* MLC (Methodist Ladies' College)
* Melbourne High School
* Melbourne Grammar
* Highvale SC
* Haileybury
* St Leonard's
* Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
* Carey Grammar
* Ruyton Girls' School
* St Catherine's
* Glen Waverly SC
* Korowa
* Avila College
* Caulfield Grammar School
* Scotch College
* Mentone Girls' SC
* Loreto Mandeville Hall
* Mentone Girls' Grammar
* Frankston High School
* PLC (Presbyterian Ladies' College)
* Brighton SC
* Wesley College
* Parade College
* VSL (Victorian School of Languages)
* Ronald MacDonald House Charity - Learning Programme


~ Graduate Diploma in Languages, French Major with HD, Monash
~ current member of 'The Association of French Teachers in
and 'Australian Tutoring Association';
~ Laureate de 'Prix Liliane Gay' for being one of the three top first-
French students in Victoria in 2003;
~ Worked at Alliance Française Melbourne while at Uni;
~ President of Melbourne University French Club 1979 - 1980 (first
female club president since 1969);
~ Being a non-native speaker, I understand the difficulties faced by
English speakers trying to learn this complex language;
~ current Police Check and Working With Children card available


~ group tuition $45 - $50 per person depending on number of students;
~ $70 for private weekly and fortnightly lessons (paid in
cash on the day of lesson unless prior arrangements made);
~ $80 for casual lessons (does not guarantee you get the time you want);
~ All lessons are conducted in my French classroom in South Caulfield;
~ 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 caf�©s 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 11-Nov-2019)
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French (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"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."

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