I have traveled the world and helped hundreds of people who needed to learn languages. Whether from English
, or French to English, or to help those that have little or no English learn the English language
. One of my students in a local high school scored the highest grade in all of Hillsborough county in her 2014 IB Test. Those are results I love to see!! I am now currently the Organizer of a pilot program for The Hillsborough County Literacy Council to teach those who want to learn English whether with every day learning, vocabulary
When I came to the United States, I spoke a mixture of French, Italian
. I didn't speak a word of English and felt inadequate in communicating with others. Not only was I extremely successful in learning the language, but I have mastered an extensive vocabulary, exact grammar and with no French accent. Since I had to learn a new language as an adult, I obtained a completely different outlook on how to best learn a new language and achieve consistent results.
My experience includes teaching American citizens relocating to France, and French citizens relocating to the United States; translating books and pamphlets, correcting and proofreading
numerous articles and brochures. I have written articles in French for different websites. I made a long term career in the legal field. I privately tutor seven students (from various countries including Haiti, Columbia, Panama, Algeria, Russia) for the Literacy Council in areas of basic English, vocabulary, grammar and reading.
I take great pride in my teaching capabilities and especially transferring that knowledge to others. It's a journey that leads to a far better life, better curriculum and numerous more doors to be opened. If that is the type of help you need, if you want to excel
or if you need to learn French or English as a second language
, call me. We can explore all kinds of different avenues in languages together and together, we can accomplish huge milestones! Your goals are my goals, your successes become my objectives.
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Is Punctuation Obligatory?
One of my neighbors is the editor of our homeowners’ association newsletter. When asked about her unusual style of writing, she indicated that a teacher had once told her that punctuation was optional. After picking myself off the floor, I became angry at
this “unknown” teacher who obviously was teaching the wrong concepts to her class. Can we really believe that...
I have sometimes been asked by students who originated from a foreign country to teach them English without explaining any kind of grammar. While it is tempting to try to help everyone, I find it impossible to teach English without going back to the basics.
One potential student from Hungary moved to the United States and learned a little bit of English by watching TV. He found a job with a...
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schedule engagements across a table of an outdoor cafe. The catalogs are filled with benches, deck furniture,...