Tutoring, Conversation & Other Resources


Free tutoring and extra conversation practice is available to students currently enrolled in our French and Italian courses. Instructions and schedules are available below.

These service are available beginning with the second week of the semester and until the last day of regularly scheduled classes.

If you are interested in a private tutor, please email your contact information with a brief description of the request to FRIT.


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Conversation and Tutoring Instructions and Schedules


Café + is an inter-level French conversation table sponsored and led by FIGSA (French and Italian Graduate Student Association). Graduate Teaching Associates host 1-hour Zoom sessions, divided into 15-minute slots, that can be used by students of French for tutoring or conversation practice. You will need to sign up beforehand for a 15-minute slot and fill out the required information. Click below to sign up for a slot of either tutoring or conversation practice.


1. Go to the Individualized Instruction Learning Center

2. Select "French Café+/Tutoring".

3. Choose Café+ or Tutoring.

4. Sign up for a time slot.

Tutoring Schedule Autumn 22

Tutoring in person @ cRane café in hagerty hall
  • Monday
    • 10-11 AM with Holly
    • 3-4 PM with Walissa
  • Thursday:
    • 2-3 PM with Thierno
  • Friday:
    • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM with Mattéo (in Hagerty 208)
Tutoring via zoom

Café Plus Schedule Autumn 2022

Café+ in-person @ Crane Café in Hagerty Hall
  • Tuesday:
    • 3-3:30 PM with Holly
  • Wednesday:
    • 2:30-3 PM with Thierno
    • 3-4 PM with Walissa
  • Thursday:
    • 2:30-3 PM with Sandra
  • Friday:
    • 10:15-11:15 AM with Mattéo
Café+ via Zoom

Café+ Guidelines

Café + is designed especially for students taking 1000- to 3000-level courses in French, but other students are always welcome. Students in French 1101.01, 1102.01, 1103.01, and 1155.01 (but not those enrolled in .51 or .61 sections) may earn extra credit by attending.

What is Café Plus?

FREE conversation table IN FRENCH for OSU students and interested public.

What is required for participation?

Readiness to engage in conversations IN FRENCH. No necessary minimum level of ability; only an expectation of good-faith participatory efforts.

What is expected of participants?

Ask questions, bring up topics that interest you, let the facilitator know if you need help. We also expect that you will make mistakes when you speak; that’s totally fine! Also, of course, please always treat the facilitator and anyone else present with consideration and RESPECT.

What can participants expect at Café Plus?

Games, jokes, conversation, maybe even making friends – and all IN FRENCH! This is a safe space for you to practice and improve your French. You will not receive a grade or be evaluated; all you have to do is make an honest effort to participate at your level.



  1. Make a 15-minute appointment on the Acuity scheduling system.
  2. Online sessions will take place on Zoom, you need a video-camera and a microphone. On the day and time of your scheduled appointment join the online meeting using the CORRESPONDING ZOOM link below to a computer or smartphone. See Zoom links below for each day and time. Tell the instructor whether you need tutoring or an extra credit conversation. Keep track of your extra credit sessions and send a list to your own instructor at the end of the semester.  There is no extra credit for tutoring.

Autumn 2022 Schedule


MONDAY  1:45-2:45 PM     April Weintritt 

TUESDAY 9:45-10:45 AM     Giuliano Migliori   

WEDNESDAY 10:45-11:45 AM    Demetrio Antolini 

THURSDAY  1:30-2:30 PM       Carla Cornette   



MONDAY  10-11 AM      Rosa Di Grottole


Password: 899463

TUESDAY  1:30-2:30  PM   Michela Bertossa   

Meeting ID: 394 559 6700     Password: fritmbosu

WEDNESDAY 2:00-3:00  PM  Hannah Segrave 


password: 978344

THURSDAY 2:30-3:30 PM  Samanta Buffa

https://osu.zoom.us/j/6664112210  password  ITALIA

FRIDAY 10:45-11:45 AM   Stefani Scimeca

Password: Boccaccio