I believe anyone can succeed if the dedication and the need to learn are strong enough. My goal is to facilitate the transition from the state of doubt to the state of self-confidence. Teaching french is an excellent way to do so!!!!
What is your teaching philosophy?
Together we can do it! When it comes to the learning of a new language, nothing is more important than curiosity. If you are curious enough, you will be eager to learn even more than you thought you would. I will stand by along the way to guide you through this journey! Your implication + my devotion = your success.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know each other, give the syllabus, and present the evolution of the french language through time.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
With the right tools like auditory and video content, homework and a lot of self-recordings (auditory and video).
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By making the learning process fun and easy enough for the learner. Also a good reward system could be an option. depending on the situation.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break it down to the lowest level possible. Also I would make a comparison with a concept that the student is more familiar with.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By having them work on their translation skills before engaging the reading comprehension. My idea is that you can't answer a question that you don't understand.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Comparing the concepts with something that the student can relate to.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By working in a less stressing environment, like a coffee shop for example.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I believe testing is the best way to find out if a student comprehends the materials.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
The best way for me to build a student's confidence is through motivation and praise. A student who is praised for his efforts is subject to more confidence.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I have a sort of "placement test" that helps me to evaluate the level of a student; therefore I know on what to emphasize the most.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
After detecting the strengths and weaknesses of a student, I allocate more time to tutoring on the weaknesses than the strengths. In fact, each of my students has personalized tutoring, according to their needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The student's teacher course, auditory and video materials, and books.