I am a French tutor native to France, with years of experience.
I tutor all levels of French. I can prep you for exams (SAT, AP and more) and help you practice French conversation/pronunciation as well as review your essays/dissertations. I am college educated and have taught/tutored French (my mother tongue) for years. I love tutoring French and there is no task that is difficult for me!
Please contact me for more details.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brighton University UK - Bachelors, Civil Eng
Graduate Degree: University of Southampton UK - Masters, Engineering for Development
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Encourage the students about what they know already and make them want to learn more!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess the student's needs and level of French. Give the student the time to know and trust me.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Use various techniques consistently to achieve the best at any test, exam, oral presentation, or interview.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would focus on the positive and build knowledge on the lacking areas.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to explain.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Define the student's goals and set up a plan the achieving it. Gain the student's trust.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Get them to realize that they actually know more than they think about that particular subject first.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I let the student do the talking to tell me, in simple words, what is it that they understand. That confirms to me whether they understand.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
ALWAYS recognize when a student does well during the session.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
First, assess what is the nature of the struggle. Is it vocabulary or grammar or dyslexia? Then I devise a plan to help the student increase reading comprehension.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I usually use the student's textbook. Pretty much everything needed to be successful will be in there. Unless the subject at hand is to do with an essay or a dissertation.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By letting the student/parents do the talking and telling me what it is that they want to achieve.