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Subjects: French


Bienvenue, I’m Gretchen, originally from New York, and a fluent French speaker for 36 years. I attended Cornell University, graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and arrived in Paris for the first time to pursue photography. I wound up building a community there in the arts, and got my first job working in film with famed fashion designer, Thierry Mugler, who was pursuing directing at the time. Since then, I have traveled to many francophone countries and have made a wonderful life for myself in film and TV -- often working for French directors and Directors of Photography who come to America on jobs. I go back to Paris frequently and know the city well (I’m told better than many natives), and one of the things I offer through teaching French is familiarity with the culture -- including knowledge of how people speak in their daily lives. These are things you will not learn in a textbook, although we use a good one. While I’m conscientious, and committed to you learning, I also want my lessons to be fun -- inspiring you to learn more and more French in and out of class!

Locations & Map:

Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in Los Angeles, Online, West Hollywood (see map below.) Don't live close to Los Angeles, Online, West Hollywood but want to work with Gretchen? Take private classes online!

More Info & Rates

Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our French page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.


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