12.05.16 | Bilingualism, Blog

Why French Tutoring is Better Online

Online French tutoring

French online tutoring is a program where your child meets with a tutor face to face online through the Zoom platform. The duration of the French tutoring session can then take place from the comfort of your home where you can listen and monitor the session as you would if a tutor came to your home.

So… Are there more reasons to choose online tutoring?

YES of course!

Here are 4 reasons to choose online tutoring for your FI child:

1. The Landscape of Children’s Activities is Changing

Parents across the province are looking for ways to give their kids a leg up, and are registering them in extra-curricular activities to explore their interests and and develop their skills. As a result, children’s calendars are filling up and becoming less and less flexible around traditional tutoring hours (typically after school), creating difficulties for parents to find tutors available when and where they need them. Having a French tutor who is flexible around your hours, and further, who adapts to changes in your scheduling (i.e. more frequently than once a week, or easy to reschedule) is one of the needs online tutoring programs meet.

girl being tutored in French2. Gain Authentic Exposure Outside of the Classroom

Most children in French immersion are taught by a teacher who is a product of the French immersion system, and unless their family is French or they go traveling, it is very difficult to hear French as a living language outside of the classroom walls. By participating in the online tutoring program you allow your child to gain authentic exposure to a different accent and different culture. Because we can recruit outside of the GTA, we have several tutors who are native speakers or have very strong verbal skills, meet them here!

3. The Best Tutors Aren’t Always Close to Your Home

Finding a good tutor can be difficult, particularly if you’re looking for one-on-one tutoring from your home. Getting experienced tutors that are highly trained can be a challenge, especially when university-level students are often moving out of the area to go to school. By participating in an online tutoring program, you’re no longer limiting yourself to the tutors available in your region. Several of our tutors are past counsellors at Camp Tournesol so they are pre-screened. Also, most, if not all of our tutors are training to be teachers and have surpassed our standards of enthusiasm, professionalism and language skill.

4. Children Are Very Comfortable With Technology

We are in the age of continuous technological advancement. Many children know how to FaceTime their parents instead of actually calling them. Our online tutoring program responds to their learning environment, where children believe that using technology is the “cooler” way to learn and they can even learn French while in their pajamas.

So What’s Next?…

Why not give our online French tutoring a try at no risk to you! We guarantee full satisfaction or money-back guarantee if you are not 100% happy after the first session. Visit our webpage for more details and watch your child’s French skills and confidence skyrocket!

Written by: Annie Bellemare

About Annie: Invested in the world of education for over 10 years, Annie Bellemare has had the great opportunity to share her experience and passion for the French language at Camp Tournesol since 2009. She graduated from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières with a Bachelor’s degree in Second Language Teaching. After her first degree, she decided to pursue her studies at the master’s level. At the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Annie completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development. Her thesis was on youth identity and French-language education in Ontario. Her present role is Special Education Consultant at Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. As a Curriculum Director, Annie collaborates with the Camp Tournesol’s team in providing an optimal French learning experience to our campers as well as our students at the Brouillet French Academy.

Contact Annie Bellemare at annie@campt.ca | 905-891-1889


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  1. Is this also for children that are not in french immersion, but just want to learn the language?

    Comment by Yohairy on Friday December 23rd, 2016 at 10:57 PM
  2. We are happy to offer this to children who are not in French immersion as well. Simply contact our office at 905-891-1889 or register online and we will contact you to match you with a tutor. Thanks!

    Comment by Martine on Wednesday December 28th, 2016 at 03:38 PM
  3. Great! I have forwarded your request to our tutoring group, GFTutors.ca. They will be in touch shortly.

    Comment by Martine on Thursday February 8th, 2018 at 09:34 AM
  4. I am going to check the website out and check the child’s French skills since my granddaughter wants to enroll in this program too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!

    Comment by Math ETC Learning Center on Saturday April 15th, 2017 at 07:45 AM
  5. Looking for a French tutor for my son.

    Comment by Lingling Jin on Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at 11:37 PM
  6. My ten year old son needs help with French and since we have just moved to Canada it’s a new language for him. He used in grade 5 and is struggling.

    Please let me know hoe we can proceed.

    My number is +1 (289) 885-3543

    Comment by Huzaifa Mohamed on Tuesday December 17th, 2019 at 06:42 PM
  7. Hi there. Absolutely, talk soon!

    Comment by Martine on Thursday December 19th, 2019 at 10:55 AM