Born of French and Ukrainian descent in New York City, and raised in the Loire Valley, I consider myself a world citizen! From working in Youth Hostels in Southern France, to teaching French, my life has been filled with exciting experiences and encounters of the most diverse kind. Over the years, I have had many opportunities to coach people in French and help them navigate real life situations. Having grown up around teachers (my mother is a German professor), and with a lifelong educational experience, I find nothing is more fast and efficient than real life scenarios combined with written exercises to master a language, especially with French. Learning should be fun & live, as life itself! In addition to my private lessons, I currently work as a freelance French coach for Rosetta Stone, and as a language specialist and eTutor for Living Language.