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Alex

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I am a 22 year old senior at the University of Maryland studying Government and French. After having so many great teachers along the way, I'm excited to share my knowledge of French with people!

Alex’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor in Arts, French

Hobbies

Guitar, French (obviously), Animation (both french and japanese), computer science, karate

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy about teaching is to let the student learn the way they learn best. A teacher should be a resource for the student, not a taskmaster. I try to explain things in simple ways and make learning fun by figuring out which learning style appeals to the student.

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

I would first assess what the student wants to know. Then I would figure out how much they know already. From there I would use the lesson to find the most effective way to teach them what they're looking to learn.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would recommend some of the things that helped me. Depending on your level, you might need a website with a cheat sheet for when you forget the rules, or simply french tv shows to get you used to hearing the language.