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Having French ancestry, I became interested in the French language and culture growing up in my native Biloxi, which is about an hour from New Orleans. I earned my degree in French from the University of Southern Mississippi after having studied also at the Université d'Orléans. After graduation, I returned to France where I taught English in the French public school system. Upon returning to U.S., I have taught French in Florida for over 7 years. I have taught beginners to advanced/native speakers. I also teach AP French Language and Culture. Last year, all of my students scored a 3 or higher on the exam. I also enjoy meeting other French-speakers in my area, I am an avid cook, and I love spending time outdoors.

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Lane’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern Mississippi - Bachelors, French

Test Scores

ACT Reading: 31

GRE Quantitative: 160

GRE Verbal: 149


travel, cooking, being outdoors, kayaking

Tutoring Subjects

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in teaching my classes in a way that encourages communication over grammar. I prefer promoting oral and written communication over strict adherence to grammatical rules. However, I am well versed in French grammar, and I will be able to help tutor on virtually any grammatical topic.

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

In the first session, I want to make sure that it is clear what the student hopes to accomplish with the tutor, either for the single session or for a longer engagement. Also, I would like to get a feel for what type of course the student is taking and what is expected in the course. Then, I would like to focus on a feasible accomplishment to complete for the first tutoring session.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would show the student how I would go about doing work in French using a variety of materials. I would make sure the student is aware of the tools that are available to him or her.

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