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.

Eric Beuerlein

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.

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.

Flavien Falantin - French native

French native speaker who has taught F.100/150/200 with the book Chez Nous for two years. Now a PhD student in French literature, he has taught at Middlebury Monterey Language Academy (literature-sociology), University of Wyoming (levels 1 and 2), and University of Caen (culture) these past years. Available every morning of the week this semester, and Wednesday and Friday (all day). Ready for: conversations, translations, and class preparation (at all levels).

Mathieu Folacci - French native

Native speaker with English BA, specialized in French administration, at Aix Marseille University in the south of France. I am currently in a Master's degree in American history. I had in France the equivalent of an A-Level specialized in French Literature, so I can help students either in literature/history or grammar.

Rodica Frimu

Rodica is a Ph.D. student in French linguistics. She lived and studied in France for three years. She has taught various levels at IU, such as F150, F250, F315, and F315. She was also an instructor for the IU Honors Program in France.

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.

Cynthia Kanko

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.

Francisco Montaño

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.

Jason F. Siegel

Has taught F100, F200, F492. Is good at explaining grammar points and very patient. Contact via email or call (203) 859-0593.

Eric Van Gucht

BA in French, May 2011. Has worked with young children in a theater setting. Can tutor 100-200 level.

Krista Williams

Near native proficiency in French. Currently a PhD candidate in French Linguistics at 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.