Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do your French tutors really come to me?
A: Yes, depending on your location within Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and the Central Coast, our tutors will come to you. This is the great bonus of choosing VoulezVouloz. You can stay put in the comfort of your own home (or office) and your tutor simply turns up at the agreed time. Easy huh?
Q: I’m not comfortable having a French teacher come to my home, where can we meet?
A: If it’s not convenient or comfortable to meet one of our French tutors in your own home then we’re happy to meet at either your work place or a local cafe. If it’s a nice day you could even meet in a local park. If you’re not sure where to meet, give us a call on 0448 271 392, and we’ll recommend one of our favourite local spots.
Q: Are your French tutors qualified?
A: Yes, to work for VoulezVouloz, all French tutors must provide proof of not only teaching qualifications, but also extensive teaching experience.
Q: Are your French tutors actually French?
A: Although all our tutors are native French speakers, not all of them come from France. In fact, French is spoken in over 50 countries worldwide. We have tutors from Belgium, Canada, New Caledonia, Madagascar, Switzerland and Tunisia (and France of course!) Some students worry that picking up a regional accent might hamper their progress but rest assured it won’t. We only employ the best possible tutors at VoulezVouloz. Good teachers result in excellent students!
Q: How do you choose your French tutors?
A: We’ve received hundreds of CVs from potential French tutors since we began in 2006, but, unfortunately, very few make the grade (the current success rate is just 1 in 20) . That’s because we’re very picky! Just because you’re French doesn’t mean you can actually teach French. At VoulezVouloz, we don’t want French people who are travelling and looking to make a quick buck. We only employ committed, professional, qualified French teachers. Our flexible, positive tutors are willing to teach the old and young – everyone from beginners to advanced.
Our head tutor (and Director) Hichem, interviews each potential French tutor personally, not only to bamboozle them with tricky French grammar questions but also to ensure they’re presentable, affable and have a good sense of humour.
Q: I’d like a particular tutor, is that possible?
A: Although we always try to give prospective French students their preferred tutor, it’s not always possible due to location and time conflicts.