I have successfully tutored young children, high school students, and adults struggling with various aspects of French
, from getting that accent down, to speaking rhythms, and increased mastery of vocabulary
, and grammar
. I work on improving study habits, test taking, and enjoying the learning process.
In high school I struggled with French and sought out a tutor myself. The experience turned around my uninspiring performance and ignited a passion for French. I know what a good tutor can do for a struggling or ambitious student. I went on to major in French at college and then later to earn my doctorate in French.
While teaching French grammar and literature
at SUNY-Binghamton, I earned top student teaching evaluations. Although I am easy going, I know how to motivate and set challenging goals.
Apart from my own learning experiences and academic training, I have also twice lived in France, giving me a direct feel for the people and culture. While studying at the Alliance Française in Paris, I lived in a classic tiny attic apartment overlooking the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg. Later I lived in Maisons-Alfort, just outside of Paris, and commuted by métro into downtown Paris to conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale. I've also lived in Clermond-Ferrand and Pont-de-l'Arc, the latter while directing the SUNY system-wide study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence.
I am also certified to teach English
(as a second language
) and Vocabulary. Many of my ESL
students have not only dramatically improved their speaking skills, but have also dramatically improved their school performance across all subjects.
I enjoy helping students improving their skills and finding their direction as learners.
1 hour notice required
Travels within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06905
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Several of my students moved, but wanted to keep working with me. I found that Skype is a perfect vehicle to accomplish that. About 10% of my work now goes through Skype.
I found using iCal to schedule my tutor assignments to be excellent. My iPhone5 and iPad are synchronized to my iMac, so wherever I am I can reference my appointments. Wherever I am, I can add, delete, or change appointments. Usually I modify the title of
the appointment to show the time, so that when I bring up the monthly calendar I can see what I have scheduled for each day, organized by...
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