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Jean

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My experience, patience, and communication skills make me a great tutor. I enjoy working with students and individuals who are motivated to improve their French and willing to learn more about French culture and literature.

Jean’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Hawaii at Manoa - Bachelors, French

Graduate Degree: Nova Southeastern University - Masters, Education

Hobbies

French Literature, soccer

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is inspired by former French professors that have made a major impact through my experience as an undergraduate student. With new ideas and methods I have learned over the years, I can adapt my teaching style and philosophy depending on the needs of the students.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

A brief introduction, followed by an assessment to determine the level of the student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By implementing effective learning techniques.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By implementing different teaching strategies instead of just lecturing.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would be patient and break it down for the student to make it easier.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

By using repetition such as reading over the material multiple times to gain a better understanding.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Conversation.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

By showing them that it is not just learning to pass a class but that it can also be beneficial in the future.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Quizzes and assessments to determine if a student understands the material.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By giving them proper recognition throughout their learning process.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

On their grades and level.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

By providing them with different concepts and techniques.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

The student's textbook of the subject and different exercises.