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.
Has been studying French for 13 years; received a BA in French Honors from the University of Tennessee in May 2009 and an MA in French Linguistics from IU in 2011. Has also spent one year abroad studying at the Université de Savoie in Chambéry, France and has taken many courses in English to French and French to English translation both in France and the US. Has tutored French at various levels from beginning to advanced, has taught F100, F115, F150, F200, F250, and F492 at IU, and is currently a Ph.D student in French Linguistics.
Kelly is a Ph.D. student in French Linguistics. He studied in France for a year as an exchange student, and has taught in France the past two summers for the IU Honors Program. At IU, he has taught F100, F115, F150, F200, and F250.
Marie-Line Brunet - French native
Marie-Line is a PhD candidate in French Literature; Currently supervising F250. She has taught F100, F150, F200, F250, F300, and F316 at IU. She has taught grammar, literature, and culture in the IU Honors Program in Brest and Saumur, France. Enjoys tutoring all levels.
Audrey Dobrenn - French native
PhD candidate in French literature and currently supervising F-100. She has taught F-100, F-200, F-250 and F-316 at IU. She has taught literature at Middlebury College, at the Middlebury-Monterey Language Association and Culture for the Indiana University Honors Program in Brest, France. Enjoys tutoring all levels.
I am a PhD student in French linguistics. I lived and studied in France for 3 year, as an undergrad. I taught various levels here at IU (F150, F250, F315 and F316).
Julie Le Hégarat - Native speaker
Ph.D student in comparative literature with a focus on French and American languages (minoring in film studies). She is currently teaching for her home department. Has taught French in King's College University in London (grammar, oral and literature) and tutored all levels. She has a B.A in French Literature, a B.A in English and American Literature and a Master in English and American Arts and Literature from University of Paris X. Translation experience.
Currently a Ph.D. student in French Linguistics who has studied French for 10 years, including a year abroad in Rennes, France. He has taught at the 100, 150, and 250 levels, as well as with the IU Honors Program in St Brieuc, France this past summer.
Near native proficiency in French. She has been working with French for over two decades in various French speaking countries and studying French for about three decades. Has taught Elementary French I & II, Intermediate I &II at the University of Iowa, Iowa City (Iowa) for the past two years. She has tutored at all levels and does translation of various types of documents. She earned a Diplôme d'Études Supérieures from the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar – Senegal, a combined BA Honors Degree in French and English from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi – Ghana), an MA in French and Francophone World Studies from the University of Iowa.
Larry has been studying French since 1999. His first extended period spent in France was the semester of 2008. After receiving his BA in French from Ithaca College in 2009, he spent an academic year as an English teaching assistant in Annecy, France. During the following school year, he lived and worked in Almansa, Spain. In addition to his teaching experience at IU (where he has taught F100, F200 and is currently teaching F115), Larry has worked as a teacher for the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, as well as for the IU Honors Program, where he was the grammar instructor in St. Brieuc, France.
Michael is currently a Ph.D. candidate in French Linguistics and has studied relevant French coursework for over 10 years. In addition to teaching in the IU honors program in Saumur this past summer as well as summer 2010, he has also taught F100, F150, F200 and F492 (French for Reading Knowledge). In 2007, he participated in a study abroad program in Angers, France.
Amandine Lorente-Lapole - French native
PhD student in French linguistics; MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Pau, France. Currently teaching F316 and has taught F100-F250, F315 at IU. Has translation experience and enjoys tutoring all levels.
Not currently in Bloomington, but available for translation services. PhD student in French Linguistics and General Linguistics, Indiana University; MA in French Linguistics, Indiana University, 2006; BA in French, Princeton University, 2003. Has taught French 150, 491, 492 at IU, also French 101 and 102 at CUNY; Has taught Spanish 101, 102, 309, and 761 (Graduate translation course) at CUNY. Extensive translation experience in legal, publicity, scientific, financial, literary texts. Has worked at Sémantis, an important translation agency in Paris. Has lived a combined equivalent of 2 years in France and Spain.
Has taught F100, F200, F492. Is good at explaining grammar points and very patient. Contact via email or call (203) 859-0593.
BA in French, May 2011. Has worked with young children in a theater setting. Can tutor 100-200 level.
Near native proficiency in French. Currently a PhD student in French Linguistics as IU, has a BA in French from the College of Charleston and an MA in French Linguistics from IU. Has a teaching certificate in her home state. Has taught F100, F200, F250, and F491 at IU. Is comfortable translating French into English and tutoring at all levels.