The French language, for me, has always been the language of poetry. I try to share this idea with everyone. I think that sharing both this poetry and our experiences can save the world from the craziness inherent in human beings.
I graduated with a master's degree from Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France with a degree in entertainment, a bachelor's from Stehdhal University in Grenoble, France with a degree in communication, and an associate's degree from the Arts and Language University in Casablanca, Morocco with a degree in French literature and linguistics.
I always consider my students as friends, because I learn from them certainly as much as they learn from me. I love books, movies, artwork, and anything that makes me dream.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Stendhal University - Grenoble - France - Bachelors, Communication
Graduate Degree: Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris - France - Masters, Entertainment
Reading, sport, movies, politics
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Sharing my experiences is the best way to learn more. Every time I help a student or a friend, I feel that I'm learning more than what he learned from me.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Know him first, and understand what he needs from me and from my experience.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Try to work with him at his pace, and show him what not to do and how he can achieve whatever he wants to achieve by himself. I'm just a tool among a lot of other tools.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Being creative, coming with new and fresh ideas every session.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Use metaphor. Use his interests and hobbies; it could be sport, music, movies or whatever he's interested in.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Listening, showing him how to listen to others, and again using his interests and hobbies.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Be his friend, not his teacher.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Show him a different angle, and get out from the beaten path.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Use a fun quiz.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
First, take the subject from his point of view, and then engage the conversation and push him to convince me that he's right.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Talking to him and listening to him, trying to understand what he wants to do with knowledge.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Always be on his side, never against him, until we reach our goal together.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books and videos.