Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Tutors and Translators for French

The Department of French and Italian does not coordinate tutoring, but we do provide the following list of endorsed tutors, most of whom are graduate students in our programs. Tutors set their own rates and coordinate their own meetings with students. The average rate is $20 per hour.

Several of the individuals below also have skills and experience in translation—see their individual descriptions of their qualifications. Translators may set their rates per hour or according to the number of words/pages translated.

This list is updated at the beginning of fall and spring semesters, and in mid-May for the summer.

Carly Bahlerclbahler
EducationMA, French, 2013, IU; BA, French, 2011 University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Teaching experienceThis is my fourth year teaching at IU. Courses have included first-, second-, third-, and fourth-semester French, a graduate course in grammar-translation for reading knowledge of French, and French phonetics
Tutoring experienceHave tutored a variety of ages and skill levels in conversation, grammar, reading, and diction
Translating experience3 classes over the course of undergraduate & graduate coursework devoted to studying and perfecting English-to-French and French-to-English translation
Special skillsFluent in linguistic vocabulary
Laura Demseyldemsey
EducationBA French & Linguistics, Binghamton University (New York)
Teaching experience1 year teaching experience as an Associate Instructor of French for IU; has taught F100, F150, F200
Tutoring experienceTutored college French while in undergrad; tutored a former IU student in elementary French; other miscellaneous tutoring, including academic writing and college algebra; beginning flute lessons; currently does French immersion babysitting for two young children
Translating experienceTranslated owner's manuals and marketing materials for a barbecue grill company from English to French (2012-2013)
Special skillsTranslated owner's manuals and marketing materials for a barbecue grill company from English to French (2012-2013)
Charlene Gilbertcg25
Native speakerYes
EducationBA English (Université Montpellier III), MA English Linguistics (Université Paris Diderot), MA French Studies (University of Arizona) - currently Ph.D. student in French Linguistics at Indiana University
Teaching experience3 years teaching experience at the University of Arizona (taught levels 101 through 302)
Tutoring experienceTutored high school and college students in French for 3 years in Arizona
Translating experienceTranslated a sociology article into French for publication, and proofread a novel for French publication
Cynthia Kankockanko
Native speakerFrom francophone country
EducationMA, French and Francophone World Studies, University of Iowa; MA, French and Francophone Literature, Indiana University; BA double Major English and French, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana
Teaching experience3 years teaching experience in IU French language program; 2 years teaching experience in University of Iowa French language program. Also trained and taught French to French teachers during my National service at the CREF (Centre de Recherche pour l'Enseignement du Français) in Ghana after obtaining the BA
Tutoring experienceHave tutored for more than five years at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Have also tutored professionals who wish to be proficient in French
Translating experienceTranslated ordinary and legal documents for an interpretation firm
Special skillsHave learned, studied and worked with the French language for more than 30 years. Patient and familiar with difficulties that students face
Noëlle Lindstrombrownno
EducationMA, French, IU; BA French and Computer Science, Principia College (Illinois)
Teaching experience1 year teaching experience in IU French language program; Also taught English 1 year in France; substituted in College-level courses at Principia College
Tutoring experienceTutored junior high school students in French while in High School; Tutored college students at IU; Tutored high school students in English in France
Translating experienceTranslated a flyer into French for Admissions Office
Special skillsFamiliar with both formal and informal registers. Raised speaking both French and English
Martin Maillotmmaillot
Native speakerYes
EducationBA, English (Angers, France); MA, Translation, (Angers, France)
Teaching experience1 year teaching experience in IU French language program; IUHPFL instructor (summer 2014)
Tutoring experienceTutored high school students in English while in France
Translating experienceMA in Translation (2011)
Amanda Vredenburghamvreden
EducationMA, French Literature, New York University in Paris; BA French, Davidson College
Teaching experience1st year of teaching experience in IU French language program; Also taught English 1 year in France
Tutoring experienceTutored undergraduate students in French while at Davidson College and tutored high school students in English while in France
David Wagnerdkwagner
EducationMA, French, IU; BS French/Math, Hillsdale College (MI)
Teaching experience4 years teaching experience in IU French language program; 1 year experience teaching English in France
Tutoring experienceHave tutored students in French and Math since I was in high school
Special skillsHave musical and scientific training, so can help interpret French texts from those disciplines