I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Linguistics from the University of Southern California. I have worked as a high school teacher of French I, French II, and 11th grade English. My teaching philosophy is that every student can succeed and that having fun leads to better learning. I also believe in only doing for students what they cannot do for themselves at any given point in their education, thereby giving them ample opportunities to practice and feel confident in their skills. With me, you will learn by doing, but I will be there for you every step of the way releasing the responsibility to you gradually as you become able to take on more and more difficult cognitive tasks on your own. I tutor all levels of French. My favorite subject to tutor is beginning French because learning a foreign language is messy and silly and scary and fun but incredibly rewarding, especially when one first starts. Besides watching French movies and Skyping my French friends, my hobbies are choral singing, reading, yoga, and practicing American Sign Language.
The University of Southern California - Bachelors, French, Linguistics
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 700
SAT Writing: 750
SAT Subject Test in French: 750
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student can succeed with the right support. I believe in meeting a student where she is and helping her climb up, step by step, until she reaches her goal. I will not do for a student what she can do herself because I want to foster independence. However, I will never give a student a task for which she is unequipped. Furthermore, learning is fun and tutoring sessions with me will be joyful as I bring my infectious passion and excitement about the content to every session.