Tutors and Translators (French)

The Department provides this list as a service to our community. We unfortunately cannot offer you any particular references other than the names and information listed below. The Department of French & Italian assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this page, the quality of work, or any eventual financial arrangements or transactions made by/with persons listed below.

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Do you need a translation certified or signed before a notary? A translation for a French or Italian organization may not need to be notarized; the translator may be able to simply compose a certificate of accuracy. For American organizations that require a notary, any local bank should have a notary on staff who will sign for free (the translator is the person who needs to bring the documents to the notary, and remember that s/he should only sign before the notary).

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Native French speaker. Doctor in Comparative Literature from the University of Angers, France. Owner of a private tailor-made French lesson business, Dr. Anaïs. Has taught many French classes, both in France (University of Angers, Sciences-Po) and in the United States (Simpson College, IA; UW-Madison, WI). Can teach classes online or in Madison. Welcoming all francophiles! See www.dranais.com for more information, or email directly at anais.boulard@gmail.com.

Phone: (608) 332-8857
French tutor and translator:  Retired high school French teacher and former Teaching Assistant in the UW-Madison Department of French and Italian. Taught all levels of French including AP for many years. Extensive experience tutoring French to university students, high school students and adults. Also have experience translating documents from French to English.  BA and MA in French. Lived in France for an extended period of time.  I have accompanied multiple groups of students to France over the years.  Currently teaching French classes to adults through the UW Continuing Studies Department.

HINTON, Melvin
Ph. D minor in French (UW-Madison).  Fulbright Scholar in France.  Assistant d’Anglais au Lycée Technique Ozenne (Toulouse) for two years.  Taught French at Fisk University and at Texas A&M University.   Former lecturer in Spanish at the UW-Madison, Texas A & M, etc.  Reader (and Table Leader) for the Spanish Advanced Placement Exam.  Experienced teacher and French-to-English translator. (608) 819-6807 / mhinton46@hotmail.com.  Will translate, interpret, and type documents.

KATHAN, Melanie

B.A. in French (2009), from Lawrence University, Master of French Studies (2014) from UW-Madison. Lived and worked in France for five years, now living in Montreal, Canada.  Experienced in one-on-one tutoring and classroom-style teaching from ages 5 and up, as well as translation of current and historical writing.

Available for remote (Skype) tutoring, translation projects, and editing.

**NO LONGER AVAILABLE for in-person tutoring in Madison, WI**
Please contact via email at melanie.kathan@gmail.com



Email: annemwiese@gmail.com

I teach After School French at Shorewood Elementary and continue to give private lessons out of my home in Middleton as well as travel to students in the Madison area.


Office phone : (877) 873-0511
Office address : 215 North Randall Avenue, Madison, WI  53706
Native speaker.  Graduated with honors from NYU in 2008.  Tutored students one-on-one, small groups, and classroom settings for 9+ years.  Minored in French and spent significant time abroad in both France and Italy.  Works in the community helping local non-profits.  Certified by http://www.parliamenttutors.com  Will tutor, translate, interpret, and type documents.

LIVNY, Marina
Cell phone: (608) 628-7973
Home address: 1905 Commonwealth Avenue, Madison WI 53726
Native speaker, tutor and translator, all levels. From leisure conversation to business letters, will customize any need.

Phone: (608) 255-2101
Native French tutor and translator. BA and MA in English. All Levels. Business and Literary translations. 20 years experience. Downtown Madison. Will tutor, translate, interpret, and type documents.

POISSON, Jean-Marc (Ph.D., ATA-Certified Translator)
Home phone : (608) 238-6289
Native Speaker with over 16+ years of experience as a professional translator. Specializations: Public Health, International Development, Legal, Administrative Documents.

VALLS, Julien

Phone: 262-359-0303

E-mail: vallsjulien@gmail.com

Currently a French high school teacher with Central High School in Milwaukee.  Available for translation projects.


Translation and Tutoring

ATA-Certified Translator, French to English.

French tutoring over Zoom

Cell phone: 608-622-0093


Professional translator with 30 years of experience. BA in French and Spanish. Certificate in French to English translation from NYU.