Hi! I am Marie, and I am French. I have been living in the US for 3 years!
I travelled a lot and went to Shanghai China 4 years ago for a one year study abroad program. Amazing experience that showed me how much I loved discovering new cultures and travelling.
I also fell in love with Chinese art. This is how I decided to combine my passion for art and my law studies. I came back to France for my last year of law school and to complete my Masters specialized in Art Business. I also decided I wanted to travel again and left for the US to get an International Masters at The University of Arizona Law School where I studied International Trade and Business Law. After this great year, I started working for an Art Gallery in Laguna Beach as my dream is to work in the art business world. As I was working for this art gallery, I got a great opportunity a couple months ago to work for a French Business that does French antiques, Iron work of art and beautiful stuff for the house. I am really excited to meet great and interesting students!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Give him/her confidence- nothing is impossible! It's by learning and working over and over that you get it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Take one word at a time slowly. Also giving a vocabulary list because you have to learn vocabulary if you want to speak a foreign language.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Ask oral questions in French and do writing exercises.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By going over and over the topic and ask and answer questions until it's assimilated. Confidence works with knowledge.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I ask about their expectations and goals, then check their skill level in order to work on their needs.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I am very flexible, I ask questions about what are the needs and expectations and we can work from there.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use online videos from various learning websites and all sorts of books that I believe are well written.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Talking about the expectations, needs, goals and start from there.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Cheer them up! It just takes time and hard work to overcome difficulties. I am here for that.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Listening to their expectations and creating adapted classes from there.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would try to make it fun (if possible) and create a lot of examples to show that in the end it's not that hard.