If you are looking for a native speaker, you found it! I am from France and I studied law both in France and in the US. I have a French and an American Master's Degree in Law and I am an attorney here. I have tutored students in both France and in the States. I have helped students with their school work (different levels from elementary to high school), I have helped children and adults improve their French language skills, and I have also had French conversational and cultural sessions. I understand how hard and challenging it can be to learn a new language (I myself worked with English and Spanish tutors for many years), so I will use my own experience and give you my personal tips to help you learn French!
Undergraduate Degree: Toulouse University, France - Bachelors, Law
Graduate Degree: Stetson College of Law - Masters, Law
I love to travel and to discover new places, during my free time I also like to share my time with friends and family but also I am always happy to meet new people.
What is your teaching philosophy?
A good teacher knows and understands students. A good teacher also understands the motivation of her student. A good teacher must know her subjects and how to help students learn those subjects.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student, to understand the expectation of the student, what he/she likes, and what the best approach to teach would be. Also it's important to understand how much the student can concentrate and how to keep her/his attention. Discuss this with the parents of course.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
One of the keys to learning a foreign language is to be interested in the culture of the language. I will try my best to make the student interested in the French culture by discussing French movies, songs, books, actuality, French cuisine... so that even when I am not here the student will practice French.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Always focus on the improvements!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Give multiple examples, use different types of tools, and come back to it another time if necessary. I am a strong believer that there is always a way!
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension can be challenging even in your own language. Patience is the key, encouraging the student to read.