Very Experienced Native French Tutor
Melbourne tutor in EAL, ESL, French, Society and Culture, Sociology, Academic Writing, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence
(4 student reviews)
SUPPORTIVE AND ENGAGING FRENCH TUTORING FOR ALL LEVELS AND AGES BY A VERY EXPERIENCED NATIVE FRENCH TUTOR -
SPECIALISING IN VCE FRENCH PREPARATION - TRAVEL FRENCH - FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS - FRENCH CONVERSATION - BUSINESS FRENCH
I am a Native French Speaker with an academic background and over 35 years' experience of teaching French and other subjects at both secondary and tertiary levels, and giving private French tuition to adults and children at all levels, from beginners to advanced, in Australia, the UK, and Canada, face-to-face and online. I am fluently bilingual in French and English. I have an advanced level of Spanish so I can also teach French from Spanish.
I offer tailor-made courses to adults and children, both individuals and small groups (up to 5 people), structured to suit your needs and requirements. I have extensive experience tutoring VCE students with a high success rate as 80% of my students have obtained a score of 44 and over in French at the VCE exam.
I combine a variety of methods such as written exercises, grammar, reading and oral comprehension using written texts and role-play scenarios to help you obtain the the best level of French as possible and give you the skills and confidence to engage in French conversation while still having fun! I am passionate about working with you to help achieve your French language goals.
Besides French, I can tutor other subjects as I have had the experience of teaching and tutoring ESL and EAL, lecturing and teaching Sociology, Academic Writing, Mindfulness for stress management, and Emotional Intelligence.
Please note that from March 2024 onwards, I will only be available to tutor online.
MORE REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS FOR FRENCH:
`Lise is a wonderful tutor to my daughter in year 10. She makes learning fun, while ensuring a solid foundation is consistently being laid. My daughter's understanding and appreciation of French is increasing with every lesson. I'd very happily recommend Lise as an intelligent, thorough and happy tutor, who makes the session informative and enjoyable.' Megan (Mother of year 10 student).
`Hi Lise, just letting you know that Kate received a study score of 44 for French. Many thanks for your assistance.' Helen (Mother of year 12 student).
`Lise is a wonderful French tutor who I look forward to seeing each week. Our sessions are always fun and useful and thanks to her I have seen an improvement in my French grades at school. I would recommend her to anyone wanting help with French.' Curtis (Year 12).
`Our family has had a wonderful experience with Lise with French tutoring, firstly our youngest daughter Emma, during her year 12 worked with her on her grammar and comprehension, (Emma received a high mark for her French exams in 2014) and now this year my husband and I are having tutoring for conversational French to prepare us for our forthcoming visit to France in October. The sessions are conducted at an appropriate pace, are fun & with a sense of humor. Lise is a very professional tutor and we would recommend her services.' Jan (Adult).
'Lise is a brilliant teacher. I always look forward to her classes as we always have a lot of fun together. Since first going to her my French speaking, writing, and listening skills have greatly improved. She knows the VCE requirements which is helpful and is able to adapt to my learning needs. Anyone, at any level of French, would highly benefit from Lise's assistance as she caters for all.' Liliana (Year 11).
'I undertook 8 months of training with Lise Saugeres when she was employed by my company to train me in French for an international assignment. I started the training as a total beginner. Lise's teaching involved a combination of teaching the foundations of the language, conducting role plays based on everyday situations, and writing and speaking examples of common verbs and nouns. During the entire 8 months I found Lises teaching style to be friendly, patient, and thorough. Even sometimes humorous. I would have no question in recommending Lise as a trainer to others.' Steven (Adult).
`I started going to Lise this year for assistance with my year 12 VCE French. My oral and reading comprehension has significantly improved. She is friendly and encouraging and my grades have increased at school over a short period of time. Her easy-going nature allows me to structure my sessions to work the best for me, helping me with homework and additional exercises to further develop my skills.' Alex (Year 12).
`I have really enjoyed my one-on-one Skype French lessons with Lise. Her relaxed and supportive style helps me to enjoy each lesson and learn at my own pace. I have enjoyed the exercises and learning new phrases that are often not described in textbooks. I always look forward to the role plays which really help me to embed new learning. A very easy way to accelerate learning French. Thank you, Lise.' Trent (Adult).
Tuition is available on weekday mornings, evenings, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. PLEASE NOTE: FROM MARCH 2024 ONWARDS, I AM ONLY AVAILABLE TO TUTOR ONLINE. For further details and to book a time for a trial lesson, you can text me on What's App +61 405067030 or contact me via Tutor Finder to book a time for a trial lesson.
I have taught French at secondary school in Scotland and at university in
Canada. I have tutored French privately on and off for the past 35 years to both
children and adults at all levels of study, individually and in small groups, face-to-face and online in Canada, the UK, and Australia. I have also tutored English as a foreign language privately and have lectured and tutored
social science subjects at university.
Certificate IV Training and Assessment, The BAWM Group, Melbourne
PhD (Social Sciences), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Master's Degree (Social Sciences), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Master's Degree (English), Universite de Bordeaux III, France
Bachelor's Degree (English), Universite de Bordeaux III, France
Individual lessons are $85 per hour so the first lesson is half-price ($42.50), after that, you can buy blocs of 5 lessons for $39 ($415= $83 per lesson) to be used over 7 weeks or blocs of 10 lessons for $800 ($80 per lesson) to be used over 12 weeks (exceptions for school holidays). Discount rates for groups are available.
Mention that you found this advertisement on Tutor Finder and you will receive your first lesson for half the normal hourly rate ($42.5 instead of $85).
Joined Tutor Finder on 28-Jan-2013 (updated profile on 08-Feb-2024)