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Over the years I’ve worn a lot of hats. I've been a music producer for artists, theaters, and brands alike, I’m an expert in management and customer service, a dual citizen French native speaker with over 20 years of experience, and above all, I’m passionate about people.
With my wide range of interpersonal skills, my goal is to educate and add value to your daily life. Whether it’s giving you the perfect theme song for your morning alarm or coaching you through a new language, I’m your guy — in fact, I’m the guy.
When you work with Cousteaux you will be getting one-on-one attention, on your schedule, and with a clear goal in mind to make sure that you are getting the absolute best value. Hope to hear from you soon!
What makes your teaching different?My classes focus on the core elements of social conversations in French. You'll learn the language in the most relevant cultural contexts possible. Grammar and rules are important, but we'll focus on keeping those concepts simple and creating bridges between Eng and French whenever possible. I make my classes fun, relatable, and engaging! We use class time to practice now only the lessons, but discuss your daily life using French.
How do your private classes typically go?Each class is 30mins and the first 5-7 mins we'll practice greetings and discussing how your feeling and why. The next 10mins we'll spend doing a mix of vocab, verb practice, and some grammar based on the topic of the lesson for that day. We'll aim to spend the remaining time practicing some question and answer prompts for a fully French conversation. *Depending on level we'll aim to speak 50% in English and 50% in French for complete beginners and 90% in French for advanced beginners during the entire lesson.
How does the schedule work?Each class is 30mins long and classes are bookable via the calendar on the member page here. Availability ranges from M-Sat. *All classes are set in EST time zone.
What levels of French do you teach?I teach beginner level (no experience), advanced beginner level (little experience), and intermediate level students with a primary focus on speaking skills.
Do you offer refunds?Unfortunately, I do not offer refunds due to classes being a service and not a product. But use the consultation feature to ask any questions before making a purchase.
Now that I purchased a class (pack), what I should, I expect?"You will receive an orientation email, e-book, resource lis via the email used to purchase. Disclaimer: Learning a new language means adopting a new way to think and feel, it takes practice and repetition! Being able to dedicate daily time outside of classes is going to guarantee the best possible results. I hope to join you on your language journey soon.