Thalia K. - Thalia Tutors: French language, the arts, singing, and more

Academy College Thalia K. Tutors Academy College Students in Minneapolis, MN
$50 / hr
Saint Paul, MN
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
My name is Thalia, and I graduated from Macalester College in May 2012. I have experience tutoring students of all ages and levels. I was a Theatre Major because I have always been passionate about the arts, performance especially. I always have a creative project in the works! I have written short novels, created solo performance pieces, and made fun masks. While I was abroad in Paris, I trained in physical performance - this included mime, acrobatics, trapeze, and classic dance. My ...
with a tutor I can concentrate on what I personally need to know. We worked on travel language, vocabulary to explain medical situations and words form current events.
- Marie L. from Saint Paul, MN
Thalia helped me work on basic and difficult French pronunciation, she answered my grammar questions, and helped me develop my French fluency. We started by working on the alphabet, then typically difficult letter and letter combination pronunciation. I had many questions and Thalia always answered them happily and well. We then practiced those sound in words, and I asked her about many words I had come across before and had trouble with. She also took good notes that I was able to study from after. Finally, we practiced speaking and Thalia was a great listener who made me feel comfortable enough to speak while also providing useful feedback.
- Veronica Q. from Worcester, MA
Thailia is wonderful! She is kind and patient and is a wonderful French teacher. We started doing lessons as a family and we have been so busy she was just teaching my 2 girls and she has be SO kind and patient with them
- Ramona G. from Orlando, FL
Thalia has taught my daughter for almost 6 months. She tells stories and teaches grammar. My daughter likes learning French with Thalia. I would strongly recommend her.
- Guihong C. from Minneapolis, MN
Thalia was instrumental in assisting me with song translations. She was patient and thorough and I feel much more confident leading into recording these songs having had her help in fine tuning them. Thank you, Thalia!
- Jennifer R. from Orange Park, FL
Thalia worked with us for a couple of years. Each week, she did a great job building concepts and content (ensuring review before add new items). She did a great job meeting us where our skill levels were and using games to increase learning and retention. She always had a positive attitude, was patient, and is very reliable. A great tutor!
- Olivia L. from Saint Paul, MN
Thalia is very knowledgeable and an excellent tutor! She is very patient and thorough and I highly recommend her! She is teaching me the basics to help me prepare for an upcoming trip to Paris and I couldn't be happier!
- Mindy T. from Minneapolis, MN
Thalia is very patient and knowledgeable. She always brings something to our tutoring session to help me see and understand what I am learning. I really appreciate her positive energy.
- Nancy W. from Minneapolis, MN
My 16 yr old daughter needed to brush up on her French after learning from a couple of different methods. Thalia was able to assess her ability level/areas of improvement and immediately dug in. My daughter rally enjoyed the hour and is enthusiastic about continuing.
- Heidi F. from Minneapolis, MN
I cannot recommend Thalia high enough. She is a very talented and knowledgeable tutor. My ability and confidence in French have soared after less than one year of lessons with her. Look no further if you are in need of a great tutor in French. Thank you Thalia!
- Assen C. from Minneapolis, MN
We are working to refresh my memory and also learn new things. We reviewed vocabulary and conjugation of present tense verbs, and started Passe' Compose'. It was extremely helpful!
- Cristine A. from Saint Paul, MN
I'm learning a lot. It is great to use the vocabulary in a conversation. This will get me ready for high school French.
- Conner K. from Inver Grove Heights, MN
Thalia was exceptionally patient and kind in guiding me to appropriate words and their pronunciations. Her non-judgmental and supportive teaching style has me wanting to fit as much as possible into each session. Just excellent.
- Allen B. from Saint Paul, MN
Last August we were looking for just the right tutor/motivator for our girl, M, who was beginning sophomore year and had struggled to maintain a C- average in freshman year. While she tested average or above-average in most areas, she "hated school and homework" and also had trouble concentrating on areas she wasn't interested in. Thalia met with M. weekly on Mondays for the entire school year and occasionally extra days. For M, it was a great way to start out the week as it got her back in the groove. Thalia was able to help her tackle difficult readings from IB History, English and French by helping her "break down" the overwhelming whole into smaller pieces. M has a tendency to give up at the first obstacle and Thalia has a gift for keeping things moving so it was a good match. Thalia also sensed when it was time to take a short break from the lessons. Of course Thalia's being a native speaker of French and having lived in Paris was an added bonus which has motivated M to travel there after high school. In addition to her tutoring skills, Thalia is a very interesting and accomplished young woman and our girl felt at ease with her from day one. Finally, M fared much better in her sophomore year and we attribute a great deal of her success to her tutoring with Thalia. We're hoping to build on that in her Junior year.
- Maeve B. from Minneapolis, MN
Great at getting us to converse and makes learning lots of fun! Thalia keeps us on track with learning tenses, vocabulary, etc but plans in plenty of time for conversation also!
- Julie E. from Minneapolis, MN
Hired Thalia to help my son get through HS French. She helped immensely and was polite, flexible with times/days, and good at communication.
- Mike L. from Saint Paul, MN
Thalia is a very good teacher. Slowly but surely, she is helping me speak French. I can read simple French, but I was always tongue-tied when I tried to say something. I see a definite improvement. Thanks, Thalia!
- Barbara A. from Saint Paul, MN
Thalia has been teaching my two children French once a week for three months. The lessons have been going very well. My children had differing levels of previous French language education. Thalia assessed their levels and decided on what areas to focus and which educational materials to use for their lessons. She has some of her own materials and she has made use of some of my children's previous classroom materials. She has been kind and patient with the children. Initially Thalia spoke to the children in English but has gradually switched to predominately French. Similarly, she has increased her expectation for their spoken French. Thalia gives the children a little homework to keep them working in French between lessons. My children really enjoy and look forward to their time with her. After each lesson, Thalia provides me with an understanding of what material the children have covered. Thalia is always punctual, professional, and respectful. If an occasion arrives that requires a schedule change, she communicates promptly. She is also flexible to any change that we might need to make.
- Pam H. from Minneapolis, MN
Thalia is a great tutor. Whether we're just reading an article, working on grammar out of a book, or practicing conversation, she's always patient and very helpful. She's also really flexible with schedule times. I'm often running late, or need to change times by an hour or so because of work, and she always responds to my messages shortly after I send them!
- Rachel P. from Minneapolis, MN
We really enjoyed meeting Thalia. She is very easy to be with, and was able to jump right in with me and my two daughters for our first French lesson. We are very happy to be working with her!
- Bernadette W. from Stillwater, MN
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