Award-Winning French Tutors in New York, NY
Robert "Last year, I worked as an English teacher in Tokyo. There, I cultivated a student-centered teaching style, where I serve as a guide for my students. I absolutely love to teach..."
Elizabeth "... I love helping with test prep; SAT, ISEE, SSAT. My students have increased confidence and scores, and have gained admission to top independent schools and colleges after our time spent in test prep. I love helping students find meaning in their learning. So, you won't be bored..."
Brian "...I am most passionate about tutoring French as it is my mother tongue. In my experience helping struggling students with French, it is easier and much more fun to learn when your teacher was born and raised in that country. I am a firm believer that knowing French is very helpful in today’s world where a lot of countries do speak this language..."
Alexander "...I have taught in France, Africa, and in Boston, and I am especially passionate about language tutoring (French, Latin), although I also love teaching math, writing, and helping students through the college admissions process (including SAT prep). I have a critical-thinking-focused approach to teaching; that is, I focus on helping my students understand the concepts and frameworks underlying their most difficult assignments, and I try to improve their study habits and problem solving strategies. Outside of the realm of teaching, I also love sports and music..."
Katie "... I have always been interested in teaching and tutoring. My mom is a fifth-grade teacher, and I have often helped her to score essays--providing another opinion to be sure her analysis was on track--which developed my critical eye. I tutored Math, English, and French in high school..."
Vanessa "... I think the best time to teach a language is when kids are young. I always try to make it fun for them. I never want my classes to feel like an imposition or work..."
Zachary "...It's my first love and my gateway to everything from literature to linguistics. I'm a believer that true passion for what you teach is essential to being a great tutor. It's sometimes easy for students to forget what learning means to them in an often stressful and frustrating world of standardized tests and and final exams, but a helpful tutor can really make the difference by presenting the material in a way that is simple and clear and by approaching it with methods that meet each student's needs..."
Adriana "...in French and English, receiving High Honors for both majors. I've been tutoring students since my first semester there, starting with literature and composition and eventually tutoring students from all levels of the Rutgers writing program, as well as those students who needed help in my areas of expertise. For two years, I taught English in France as part of the TAPIF program by the French Ministry of National Education, and tutored other students privately; I am fluent in French and am adept in common ESOL teaching techniques, both in the classroom and in a less formal setting..."
Jillian "... My prior tutoring experiences in French (levels 1 through AP), essay writing and study skills gave me the tools to effectively communicate concepts, organize time and ensure student understanding while incorporating students’ specific interests. In addition, student teaching at the middle school and high school level has further strengthened my understanding the individualized support students need to succeed. These past experiences also granted me the opportunity to work with gifted learners and students with various learning capabilities and learning styles. Helping a student make connections in a language (whether it be a second language like French or connections in written English) is an extremely rewarding experience..."
State University of New York at New Paltz - BA, Adolescence Education, Concentration: French
Lauren "...One of my happiest moments as a teacher was when one of my students won the UC Berkeley English Department's annual Essay Prize last spring with a paper I helped her to revise. In terms of test prep, I aim for a balance between tricks (outsmarting the test) and skill development (boosting a student's reading comprehension, vocabulary, etc.). I used to be skeptical about test strategies; I got a perfect verbal score on my own SAT and consistently scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal section of every standardized test I ever took without resorting to any kind of special technique..."