I recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in General Studies. I also have an Associate's degree in Economics from the University Hampate Ba in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
I am actually studying two get 2 certificates in public health and humanitarian management.
I have a two years experience as a French tutor for the Modern Language Department of the University of Central Oklahoma.
My favorite subject to tutor is French for the reason that I am a native speaker. I am really patient; I usually suggest to my students to record everything we are working on for a good understanding and pronunciation.
I am looking to pursue a career in humanitarian work sector. My career goal is to become a fully-qualified and experienced humanitarian worker for a non profit organization.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Oklahoma - Bachelor of Science, General Studies
I am passionate about humanitarian work, global health, and most of all, I love cooking.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that anyone can do well in learning French if they are willing to spend the time at it. Some pick it up quickly; some need to spend more time. If I provide any value to my students, it is in encouraging them to be interested enough in the subject to invest more time. My task is to facilitate their learning process.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will introduce myself, followed by the class, the subject I am tutoring, and hobbies. As a French tutor, I will talk about my qualifications and experiences. Then I will talk about my teaching style, asking the student if he would like to know anything else before telling me what he needs help with today.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
As a French tutor, my role is to assist the student and oversee progress, along with developing independent learning traits like curiosity, self-examination, and critical thinking. For me, independent learners know how to evaluate themselves.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will give a quick reward when the student completes an assignment, or give whatever keeps him motivated. Then we move on to the next project.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will give explanations in small, distinct steps. I will provide oral directions and have the student repeat them.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Allow extra time for reading. Help the student visualize what is read. Motivate the student, and give explanations in small, distinct steps.