My name is David Issokson and I am an online French Teacher. I offer private French lessons via Skype. I have offered one to one classes to students all over the would with AMAZING RESULTS.
Almost all of my students came to me after trying other products and getting NOWHERE. Many of them also tried group lessons and FAILED due to the lack of personal attention. Why? Because it’s virtually IMPOSSIBLE learn French pronunciation with software programs!
They came to me they started getting FAST RESULTS and speaking from DAY-1! The SECRET to learning French is to have a TEACHER! With my personalized language training system you will start SPEAKING PROPERLY from the VERY FIRST DAY!
I studied French with David for two years, and in that time my level skyrocketed. He is a passionate teacher and his enthusiasm for the French language is infectious. The lessons were well organised, engaging and fun; with the right balance on pronunciation, grammar and conversational practice. Everything we did was based on what was relevant to be a real life French speaker. I cannot recommend him highly enough. – Thomas, Melbourne Australia
We’ve tried learning French in a variety of ways, including Rosetta Stone, plus attending classes with two different teachers locally. Then, fortunately, we found David on line. What a wonderful breakthrough. He is by far, the very best. Not only are we learning more from David, we are also enjoying the classes far more than ever before. We look forward to every lesson. David clearly loves teaching French, and that makes learning from him a real joy. Merci beaucoup David, Vos élèves joyeux Bill and Dottie L., California
David Issokson is a wonderful French teacher. I’ve had a number, and he is the best by far. He makes learning the language enjoyable, fun even, while covering the essentials. —Sandra Gulland, Ontario Canada
I have now had several weeks of lessons with David. Let me tell you I am very happy with my decision. I have made great gains in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. David never lets a mistake slip by without correction. He also frequently explains the French way to say things. It was that kind of persistence and attention to detail I was looking for in a tutor. I feel confident now that I can get by in a French conversation without too much trouble, thanks to David!
-Tyler S. California, USA
After meeting with David Issokson for forty minutes I already felt more comfortable speaking French. He who helped me to polish my pronunciation and gain some confidence in casual French conversation. David is an encouraging instructor who puts his students at ease. He is also flexible and willing to work toward specific goals. – Jenny E, Toronto, Canada.
I currently teach to all levels from beginner, intermediate and advanced. I’ve worked as a tutor with both challenged and gifted high school students as well as helped professionals ranging from doctors, lawyers, authors, pscho therapists and chemists. Through my private one-on-one online French course I guide students through a series of high school textbooks. I use the books because they offer a very solid foundation in grammar (sentence structure), verb conjugations and vocabulary. But, we aren’t completely bound to the textbooks and I include a whole lifetime of personal experience in the lessons. So, we combine the lesson material in the book with real conversation from the very start. In general, I suggest about 40 minutes of book work and about 15 minutes of open conversation. For intermediate and advanced students we do an entire hour of conversation based on an exclusive series of conversation lessons that I’ve written myself.
I currently use the following textbook which are all available on Amazon.com. I use the Discovering French high school textbook series by Valette-Valette as well as Complete French All-in-One from the Practice Makes Perfect series.
How It Works
I am available to teach all of the days of the week except Saturdays. I can be very flexible with scheduling so that you can have your class before, after or even during work. All lessons last for 60 minutes unless I have a session the following hour. In that case the lesson lasts 55 minutes. I’m located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA and am on eastern standard time. My teaching hours are 8.30am though 9.30pm EDT.