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Taylor
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Taylor
« Perfect! I highly recommend Susan as a French teacher! I'm an adult learner from Toronto who has wanted to learn French for many years. After some false starts using audio classes and computer software self-study, I sought an experienced teacher and private instruction to provide guidance and structure to my French learning journey. It has proven to be well worth it. After 3 months learning with Susan, I am seeing real results for the first time. Starting with no base knowledge, I am already confident in my reading and writing skills at a low intermediate level, and will continue towards my goals of B2/C1 in all four aspects; reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Consistently, Susan is well-prepared for each class, and tailors lessons around important concepts of language learning in each of the four areas. She has shared very helpful resources along the way, including; French media, worksheets, other challenges and homework. Our shared virtual blackboard sheet is an excellent record of progress, lessons and homework. In addition to being well-prepared and resourceful, she is also very knowledgeable, pleasant and patient which makes the lessons stress-free and comfortable. Merci beaucoup Susan, et bonne chance aux futurs étudiants! »
$75/h
1st lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 9h
Lessons offered by Susan
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • French
Levels
  • All Levels

Online is an effective way to receive classes. Trilingual experienced qualified French teacher and translator gives classes to adults and children. French accent is from France.

Methodology

I ensure that every single class is adapted to the specific student that I am teaching because I recognise that every student's needs are unique. I try and engage students with various types of materials that are current so that the classes are fun and dynamic.

Background

Skype is an effective way to receive classes during this difficult time for the world. I am a French, Spanish and English teacher with more than 10 years teaching experience.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French English translation, a TESOL diploma and a Masters of Education (MEd) in Language in Literacy Education, which has helped me learn how the brain and human works when acquiring a new language. I have worked at the University of Toronto teaching English and at Humber College as a French teacher. I have been working for over 8 years as a teacher of both French and English and have experience with young children and adults alike.

I have just come back to Canada after living abroad from teaching English at The British Council in Madrid, Spain to children and adults.

MEd- Masters of Education- Language and Literacy Education (University of Toronto)
TESOL- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-Equivalent to CELTA (University of Toronto)
BA- French/English Translation (York University)
MA CSE- I am currently studying another MA in child development to further my qualifications in order to become an OCT teacher. (University of Toronto)

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 75/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $400
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $800
Lessons offered by Susan
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • French
Levels
  • All Levels

The 31 reviews on Susan
  • 5/5

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T
Taylor

Perfect! I highly recommend Susan as a French teacher!

I'm an adult learner from Toronto who has wanted to learn French for many years. After some false starts using audio classes and computer software self-study, I sought an experienced teacher and private instruction to provide guidance and structure to my French learning journey. It has proven to be well worth it.

After 3 months learning with Susan, I am seeing real results for the first time. Starting with no base knowledge, I am already confident in my reading and writing skills at a low intermediate level, and will continue towards my goals of B2/C1 in all four aspects; reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Consistently, Susan is well-prepared for each class, and tailors lessons around important concepts of language learning in each of the four areas. She has shared very helpful resources along the way, including; French media, worksheets, other challenges and homework. Our shared virtual blackboard sheet is an excellent record of progress, lessons and homework. In addition to being well-prepared and resourceful, she is also very knowledgeable, pleasant and patient which makes the lessons stress-free and comfortable.

Merci beaucoup Susan, et bonne chance aux futurs étudiants!

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Kelsey

Perfect! I wanted to progress quickly in French, so I had very high expectations for my potential teacher. Before I decided to go with Susan, I had tried around 15 different French teachers that I found on Superprof and other language tutoring platforms. All of them were experienced and had superb ratings and reviews. Yet, none could match Susan's level of professionalism, dedication, and resourcefulness. Her rate is on the higher end of the spectrum, but the quality of her teaching is worth every penny. She is patient, attentive, and always making sure I understand everything before moving on to a new topic. She tailors each lesson to my needs and assigns suitable homework. She provides class notes. She remembers my progress by heart... I can go on and on about how good she is.

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Anshul

Perfect! Susan is an excellent teacher. I have been studying French from her since the last three months. I started off with no foundation at all and within that short time she got me to B2 level reading.

She deeply understands the student's needs and weak areas and designs a program to address them. She also respects the time constraints and is willing to work with your schedule. This turned out to be perfect for me since she helped me make constant progress even though I had a relatively busy schedule. She is also very resourceful and provides useful handouts and homework along with great readings and popular media suggestions.

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Mike

Perfect! Susan has a very comfortable format of teaching that provides the student with an enjoyable experience. As a busy CEO, I've enjoyed the flexibility of virtual classes and I've very much enjoyed the progress and sense of achievement that Susan has provided me. Overall, I have very much enjoyed my classes over the last 7 months and would definitely recommend Susan as a teacher to anyone that is looking to learn French.

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Nicole

Perfect! Susan is an incredibly engaging and patient tutor!

Since the beginning of our lessons, Susan has tailored her approach to my learning desires and needs! I vocalized early on that I had a desire to focus on and improve my conversational French. As such, Susan has ensured that during each lesson we spend a large amount of time speaking in French. We focus on grammar, sentence structure as well as the pronunciation of the language. If Susan sees an area that I am struggling with, we will pause and spend some time talking through that subject.

In addition to our weekly lessons, Susan provides great resources to improve my learning outside of our weekly sessions. Susan is always checking in to make sure the resources she is providing are interesting and relevant to my learning.

Overall, Susan is an incredibly agile tutor and I am very pleased with her ability to tailor her approach to my learning needs. My French has substantially improved since working one-to-one with Susan and I highly recommend her as a tutor for anyone interested in improving their French!

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Jonathan

Perfect! Fantastic teacher. Not much more to say here.

25 recommendations

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Marcello

Susan is probably the best teacher I have ever encountered. She is very patient when explaining the intricacies of the French language- and she does it in a way that makes it fun and therefore easy to remember. I’m amazed at how quickly my speaking skills have improved in such a short time. My favourite part of our time together is always our conversation practice. Susan has a non-judgemental approach to her teaching style which helps me feel relaxed and willing to go out on a limb. If you’re looking for someone who truly cares about your learning and someone who is passionate about their work, look no further. I highly recommend Susan to anyone learning French as a beginner or even for those who simply need to brush-up on their skills.

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Stephanie

We have had the great fortune of working with Susan since the fall of 2020, and we could not be happier. We acquired her services on recommendation from our child’s FI teacher, to assist our 7-year-old with French immersion vocabulary and reading support. Over this time, Susan has proved herself to be caring, professional, knowledgeable and patient, and has developed a wonderful rapport with our child, who is extremely fond of her. Additionally, I have observed a vast improvement in my child’s reading comprehension, word recognition, and confidence with the French language overall. Based on this, I highly recommend Susan Zahradnik!

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Mary

I highly recommend Susan because she is the best tutor/teacher you could find.
She is not only professional, she is also understanding and empathetic and she really cares about your improvement in the process of learning a langage.

I have been learning English with Susan for almost one year and without her I would have been lost.She is so patient.
She helps me to gain more confidence in me.She always adapts to my needs and encourage me when I feel discouraged.

I am so grateful to Susan for her professionalism, her patience, her kindness.

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Benjamin

I’ve been taking Spanish lessons with Susan for the last few months and I can’t believe how far I’ve come! Susan is not only professional and encouraging, but also makes lessons enjoyable. I can’t recommend her enough if you’re serious about improving your Spanish.

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Ankita

Susan is a wonderful teacher. I've been learning french from her from the past three months and in every class, I find her teaching as awesome as she is. She would go the extra mile in helping you with some practical technicalities of the language . I would highly recommend her for those who want to learn French.
P.S. She gives you a lot of homework to practise at home as well, a great way to learn more.Though, its totally upto you if you want that or not ;)

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Ian

I had classes with Susan for 2 years they were always professionally prepared with my needs in mind. It was obvious that she has lots of experience from the start she made me feel comfortable and guided my learning. She’s certainly the best teacher I’ve had.

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Jennifer

Susan has been tutorIng me in French for the past two years. She is patient, kind and has a strong understanding of the French language. She speaks fluently and her lessons are engaging and helped me to build my confidence speaking in my second language. Susan also took the time to assess my French level and provided me with tools to improve my written skills. Working with Susan has been a lot of fun and I would strongly recommend her as a tutor. She was very flexible with my schedule and made me enjoy learning French again.

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Alvaro

Gracias profesora! Susan was my teacher in Madrid for 2 years and helped me improve a lot. She always had wonderful lessons prepared and she helped me gain confidence with the language. Speaking a new language was intimidating and hard at the beginning for me, but I felt comfortable and relaxed with her as my teacher. She is a great teacher and also a great person.

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Salome

Susan taught me English and French in Madrid, Spain for several years. Her classes were interesting and I advanced quickly with her because she challenged me and also made it fun. I highly recommend Susan if you want to enjoy your time while learning a language, she is an excellent teacher.

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Jana

Susan was the best Spanish teacher I have ever had! I have done a lot of private classes and never had someone so attentive. She has a deep understanding of Spanish grammar, and has a special touch when teaching it that makes it so clear. She is patient and kind and her energy makes the class enjoyable. Such a fantastic experience learning with Susan ! Thank you for how much you have helped me.

Susan's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Susan — For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by different cultures and languages. As a young teenager on my first trip outside of Canada, I recall clearly remembering trying to speak to people in Cuba and not being able to because of the language barrier. At that very moment, I decided I had to learn and perfect as many languages as I could because I wanted to be able to speak with other human beings that did not have the same language and culture as me. Since that trip, I have fostered a love of traveling and connecting with people as much as I can in every new place that I visit.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Susan — I absolutely love being able to help people. When I help someone learn a new language, whether it is English, French or Spanish, I help them open doors to the possibilities that life offers has to offer them, whether that is personal or professional. Knowing languages allows a person connect with other human beings around the world, and being able to assist people to do this makes me feel like I am helping people.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Susan — I really love the fact that I can tailor each class based on the specific student's needs and goals and I can witness and enjoy the student's growth. I can give personalised classes and help each student grow to their best potential. It is not possible to give specialised attention to students when I teach my larger classes because one person just cannot give the same attention to 15 or 20 people at the same time.
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Susan — I was deeply inspired by my Grade 6 French teacher because she spoke four languages fluently. As a child, I looked up to her and simple could not believe how she was able to speak all of these languages so well. I aspired to be able to do the same thing. More than twenty years later, I have reached that goal and now teach three of the four languages that I speak.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Susan — I have learned three languages after my mother tongue, and through this learning process, I have developed a deep understanding of what language learning entails. I know exactly what it feels like to learn a new language. I know that it is sometimes intimidating and frustrating. As a teacher and language learner myself, it is important to be understanding, kind and patient. Having the insight on what it is like being a language learner has given me the ability to be a successful teacher.

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