Hello my name is Gabriel, and I'll be your “tuteur de francais".
I was born in Haiti; therefore, French and Creole are my first languages. My dad is French. I lived with him in France for 3 of my early years. I'm fluent in French, English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. I have been teaching and tutoring off and on for at least 10 years and I can safely say that I enjoy every bit of it. I have had the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of many students young and old.
I think tutoring is one of the best ways of learning as well as teaching; it is also a great privilege for the tutor/teacher to invest or to plant something of great value in the lives of those he or she is reaching out to.
I approach each learner differently, but one of the first things that I always do is an assessment of each individual in order to determine both the student's level of proficiency in the subject to be taught and which teaching style best fits the student. Tutoring should be fun, relaxing, and creative but yet well prepared and done with one objective in mind: to make the student better every day. A tutor should know the different teaching methods and should be able to quickly identify the appropriate one that best fits the student(s) that he or she is ministering to. Once that is done, the rest is nothing but success.
Although teaching and tutoring always get mixed up, one for the other, in fact they are really not the same. In a student/teacher relationship the student is more focus on the clock waiting for that bell to ring. However when it comes to a tutor/learner bond, the learner is glued to every piece of information that's coming out in order to make sure that he or she makes the most out of that small time frame they got together. So there you have it!
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