Melbourne, Australia, 3103
Joined on February, 2014
Any day at any time
Up to 10 minutes away for no additional charge
Education- 99.90 ATAR (2013)
- Chancellor's Scholar (History, French, & German), University of Melbourne (2014-2017)
- Dean's Honours List & Arts Excellence Faculty Prize, University of Melbourne (2014)
- Winner of the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette Competition (2013)
- Diplômé de l'Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, Paris): Exchange (Semester 1, 2016)
I graduated in 2013 as joint-Proxime Accessit of CGS with an ATAR of 99.90, including raw scores of 48 in French, 47 in Classical Studies (2012), 46 in Literature, 44 in History: Revolutions, and 42 in Latin.
I'm currently studying as a Chancellor's Scholar in Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in French and History, with a Diploma of Languages in German (H1 average).
ExperienceIn 2013, I was awarded the Best Overall Candidate (oral + written) in the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette Competition, and also received the 2nd Prize for the written component.
Recipient in 2013 of the Michael Bula Prize for French, the Shirley Goodwin Memorial Prize for English Literature, the E. O. Romcke Memorial Prize for History, and the Prize for Economics (CGS).
At a university level, awards have included (apart from the above-mentioned): the Exhibition Prize for 1st Year History (2014); the 3rd Year Prize for History (2015, as a 2nd year student); and the German faculty's Goethe Prize for German 5 and 6 (2015).
I possess near-native level fluency in French (Île-de-France accent), intermediate proficiency in German, and intermediate reading knowledge of Latin (VCE). Since 2013, I've had a fair bit of experience tutoring over 15-20 students in French (all levels, including adult students) and Latin (years 7-VCE). I've also occasionally undertaken translation work (French > English as well as English > French), including non-fiction and literary translations (especially poetry).
NB: I often get asked why one should pick a non-native tutor. There are cases where I'd recommend one over the other: non-native speakers can often provide a sharper teaching experience of a foreign language up to an advanced level, drawn from their own experiences in approaching the grammar, while native speakers are perhaps more suitable if you already understand the language's grammatical nuances and wish to launch into near-fluency. At any rate, I'm also able to tutor in advanced grammar up to introductory French linguistics.
Si vous avez des questions là-dessus, ou que vous vouliez vous renseigner davantage sur mes services, je vous prie de vous mettre en contact avec moi dès que possible pour éviter que toutes les places ne soient déjà prises. J'essaierai de mon mieux de vous répondre en deux à trois jours.
My lessons are typically held in Balwyn/Canterbury in a studio at my place, or else on certain weekdays in the city at the State Library (upon arrangement).
Times and availability can be easily negotiated, including weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs) and weekends during the days. I'm generally flexible and work to make myself free for my students.
My rates as of October 2014 are at $50/h, and are *not* subject to change until the end of the 2016 school year.
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