Catherine M. - Ph.D. Professor and Language Instructor

Catherine M. - Ph.D. Professor and Language Instructor
$65 / hr
San Mateo, CA
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
Bonjour! Konnnichiwa. Buenos Dias. My name is Catherine M.; I am a lecturer in French and Japanese at Sacramento State University. Language teaching is my specialty; I have a Ph.D. in French from UC Davis, with an emphasis in second language acquisition, and a Masters in Japanese from San Francisco State. I currently teach at Napa Valley College and Sacramento State, and have taught at both UC Davis and Santa Clara University. I lived in France for a period of 2 years, on and off, and s...
Catherine was very knowledgeable and patient. She had great insights into High School French and how to teach children at that level. She is extremely hard working, professional and has the right experience needed. She is also very courteous and punctual.
- Sheila M. from Redwood City, CA
We hired Catherine to help prepare our Senior for his second year of high school Japanese. He had struggled with Japanese 1 had skipped a year between, so was in need of some refresher lessons. Catherine was well versed in the 2 textbooks that my son needed to be familiar with, was patient, encouraging, thoughtful and very conscientious of his specific situation and challenges. She was always on time and very focused during the lesson. She was also very helpful in working with the teacher who my son would have for Japanese 2. Catherine helped us make sense of what the teacher was asking for prior to class beginning, and took time out of her own schedule to communicate with the teacher via email. I would recommend Catherine to anyone who is wanting to learn Japanese and is tentative with starting the process. She is incredibly supportive and positive and is very sensitive to adapting her methods to your way of learning the language.
- Christina M. from Burlingame, CA
Catherine has helped my son understand the basics of French in a very short time. She makes the session interesting for him and is very encouraging. She is also very flexible with scheduling as we enter finals week, which I really appreciate.
- Shelley S. from San Carlos, CA
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