I tutor French, and I am passionate it. I am a graduate of The University Rennes II, Brittany - France. I received my Degree in English with a focus on English Literature, French-English translation and writing. I also obtained a Certification of French And English Language Proficiency from GRETA of Haute-Bretagne. I have more that fifteen years of experience as a French Tutor / Teacher and successfully taught diverse student populations whose learning and social functioning levels cover a wide spectrum (toddlers in full immersion program to adults in individualized and group lessons settings).
I take the responsibilities of an educator very seriously and will work hard to develop mutual trust and respect. I firmly believe that we all are entitled to an enriching education, respect, and professionalism. My goal is to motivate my students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and reveal the activities that truly inspire them. I aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that fosters confidence and encourages the students to reach their full potential
I pride myself on bringing the right measure of enthusiasm into the equation.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing music that which enriches my life, going to concerts, dancing, socializing, reading, and watching basketball.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Have fun learning!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess what the student knows in the targeted language. Get to know each other or use fictitious character.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Providing the tools in regards of his interests.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Assess all the progress at all times. Encourage the learning process with fun activities.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Research ways tailored to his / her needs. Take time to go over this concept.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
"Walk" through the story. Question-Answer Relationship strategy (QAR). Explore different forms of reading material.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Use his/her everyday scenarios.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Personalizing the instruction targeting the specific skills the student is /feels strong with.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Letting the student use the structure himself /herself in a conversation with me. Using communicative situations which allow the student to simply reproduce the structure (i.e.: with slight changes). Letting the student use the structure himself/herself, independently and creatively. And lastly, possibly let the student formulate his/her own rule for the structure we used.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Providing positive feedback and genuine praise when appropriate. Setting realistic goals with the students about the subject. Using the student's responses to build a collaboration toward the understanding of the subject. Letting the student play with the concepts. Showing enthusiasm with the interaction.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
With varied activities such as cloze test; Q&A; concept recognition; or simply with a conversation in the targeted language.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Stating the objectives of each lesson. Providing guides, worksheets, scripts, visuals. Using the student's' responses to guide the class. Monitoring his life interests.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Visuals Worksheets Music Video Games The summary of the student's day / week...