I first became interested in tutoring back when I was in the academy to become a police officer in 1995 where the Americans and the canadians instructors didn't speak any French or Haitian Creole. Since the English language wasn't new for me back then, I became an interpreter for them in order to help the other cadets in my section to understand the training sessions.
I started to tutor in French about 5 years ago mostly over the phone and have helped children of my friends and families from 7 to 18 years old with their school assignments. Since I wasn't taking any money from them for doing that they ended up dropping the kids off over my house for tutoring and picked them up later. After I graduated from Temple university with a BA degree in finance and couldn't find any job that I like in the financial field, I became a certified interpreter and I've been tutoring, translating and interpreting since. I really enjoy doing it and in the meantime I am helping other people.
I feel it is very important to make learning interesting and creative and fun at the same time. Learning a new language can be really challenging if the right pieces are not put together. My concept of teaching, like I always said, remains very fundamental. It all starts with a competent tutor, a determined student at the right settting, the right time and everyone will achieve its goals. I believe it is the best way to get it done through practice, practice, and practice again until it becomes second nature.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My concept of teaching is very fundamental. Once we have all the right pieces together everyone's goal will be achieved.