As a French speaker for over two decades, the language has become a subject I have learned to love. Through those years of learning and practicing (an ongoing process), the French language has exposed me to its beauty, complexity and diversity of usage. That's the reason why after earning a B.A in French Language and Civilization, I decided to make a career of it by pursing a Master's degree in French Education. Moreover, as someone who speaks five languages and learned both French and English as second languages, I am aware of the challenges of learning a new language and have the experience to teach it efficiently.
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, French
Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Masters, Education (French 7- 12 grades)
Sports, soccer, reading French LIterature
What is your teaching philosophy?
Listen attentively, analyze meticulously and address efficiently.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess the student’s needs.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will guide them rather than doing everything for them.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Making them aware of their progress.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Be creative and adapt to his/her strengths.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Build their vocabulary.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Guide them through answers, but don't tell them.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Show them the beauty of the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Follow up questions after each lesson.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Show them that he/she knows more than he/she thinks.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Listening and asking questions about their goals.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By knowing their strengths and weaknesses.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Textbooks and online materials.