"Bonjour à tous!" My name is Jules. I am from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where I worked as a lawyer since 1994 and taught law
since 2004 until when I have settled in the United States in 2007. I am married and have children.
My passion for languages especially the French
has always been outstanding. Besides French (which is the official language
in the DRC), I also speak other Congolese dialects such as Swahili, Lingala, and Tetela. My English
fluency has obviously improved since I took it as a Second Language Learner and after that, I completed the highest English curriculums such as the English 1A and 1B at Santa Rosa Junior College. I am currently at my fourth semester taking the Spanish
at the same College. I am proud to say today that my Spanish reading
, listening, speaking, and writing
has also tremendously improved. I personally believe that the little knowledge of Latin
I took while being in high school has helped me a lot in the learning and command process of this language.
Among all, French has been my preferable working language. I have been connected to it as husband is deeply attached to his wife. I started enjoying its flavor in my early childhood when I started attending kindergarten
. Later, I have learned to admire it through my high school teachers; Most of them were Catholic priests of “Saint Don Bosco” from “La province de Wallonie” (Wallonia Province) in Belgium. As my French accent has been close to the native speaker’s one, I thought that going to law school was a good decision I had to make as I could smoothly speak French and write it over and over.
Being now in the US, I have thought that teaching or tutoring French could be a tremendous way of sharing my passion for the language towards other people. There are four years since I have been doing this activity and I really enjoy doing it. Since 2010, I have been French tutor at Santa Rosa Junior College. There, I have:
•helped students with homework while fostering a better understanding of the subject as a whole
•conducted in study and/or French conversational group of 2 or 3 students and
•attended monthly workshops for tutors
Since 2012, I have been working as an independent contractor French Tutor under WyzAnt’s umbrella. As a French Tutor, I have:
•Taught/tutored students for all levels or grades from beginners to advanced
•Taught/tutored French lessons and the cultural context of the French-speaking countries to adult travelers
•Created lesson plans tailored to each student’s capabilities
•Stressed the four areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing in almost 80% lessons with emphasis on student’s participation
•Made the learning experience positive, informative, fun and focused on building confidence and skill level
In September 2012, as a French Teacher at Alliance Française de Santa Rosa, I:
•Developed teaching objectives and plan
•Taught French to majority of English adult learners with emphasis on student’s participation
•Used audio visual aids to present subject matters to class
•Performed in-class various learning activities such as tests, oral presentation, exercises, homework
•Assess student’s progress to adjust my instruction as needed
In September 2012, I volunteered with the Santa Rosa French American Charter School, where I was in charge of helping a small group of students called “les Francophones”(native speaker students) with French reading, speaking, homework as well as French music
lessons with the use of the flute
Thank you so much for your interest in my profile and look forward to working for you.