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This is a great opportunity to tap into my 10 years of experience as an outstanding French teacher, and my 26-year experience as French translator. I attended a one year course on the teaching of French as a Foreign Language organized in Cameroon by the Ecole Normale Superieure de Saint-Cloud in France. I am a native French speaker, and will help my students knock down their linguistic barrier and bridge the gap by acquiring much needed French. I have taught students of all levels, from elementary to college. I am a retired Department of State employee who served as translator at the US Embassy in Cameroon for 21 years. Prior to this, I worked as Translator-Administrative Assistant with WS Atkins International, a British Consulting Engineers firm, and with the British Embassy in Cameroon.
I received my Final Diploma in English specializing in French Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London in 1984, and my First Certificate in English from the University of Cambridge. I am also Member of the Institute of Linguists. I am fully bilingual in French and English and, with my high level linguistic capabilities, I better understand students' needs and better implement tutoring methods. My focus is on situational teaching, conversation, comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing.
I am an honest, patient, skilled tutor who is extremely quite, pleasant, friendly and easy to deal with, and a tutor who cares about students and willing to do all he can to help students learn the French language well and fast.
Univrsity of Yaounde, Cameroon
Cambridge University UK (Other)
Institute of Linguists, London (Master's)
Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Benjamin will travel within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20002.
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