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.

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


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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.

Café Plus Autumn 2021 Schedule

Kellie Giordano

Tuesday 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30 am


Thierno Diallo

Tuesdays 10:30-11:00


Tutoring Autumn 2021 Schedule

Kellie Giordano

Monday 10:00 - 11:00 am


Thierno Diallo

Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Lu Kurucz.13

Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 pm


Janhavi Sahasrabudhe.8

Tuesday 11:15 - 12:15 pm

Thursday 11:15 - 12:15 pm

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 by copying and pasting the following link to your browser:   https://iilc.as.me/?appointmentType=12480104
  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 by copying and pasting the CORRESPONDING ZOOM link to a computer or smartphone (see Zoom links below for each day and time). Tell the instructor whether you need tutoring or 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 2021 Schedule

Stefani Scimeca      

Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm

Wednesday  1:00-2:00 pm

Scimeca Zoom link (If needed, the passcode is: 266909)


Ted Emery

Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm

Emery Zoom link


Giuliano Migliori

Thursday 1:45-2:45 pm

Migliori Zoom Link


Samanta Buffa 

Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm

Thursday  3:30-4:30 pm

Buffa Zoom Link (if needed, the passcode is Italy)