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April P.

West Orange, NJ

$50/hr

Prolific, Bilingual Communicator + ESL Tutor

Background check passed as of 8/26/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Prolific, Bilingual Communicator + ESL Tutor

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Currently, I'm an active French language and ESL tutor with several clients of various ages seeing positive results. Recently, I provided ESL tutoring services to a charter school in Newark, NJ for a multi-lingual student.

During my undergraduate studies, I trained with the School for International Training in Toulouse, France. I later obtained my Master of Arts degree in French from Middlebury College after an intensive, full immersion, year abroad in Paris, where I also took a certification course and exam in Business French at Novancia and classes at l'Université de Paris III (La Sorbonne Nouvelle).

While studying for my Masters, I acquired classroom experience in France, teaching English to French high-school students (equivalent of 1st year college in U.S.) on a political science track at the Lycée Paul Valery in Paris.

In the Philadelphia, I was facilitator of the Girl Scouts' Decisions for Life curriculum for middle school aged girls which led me to accept a permanent position at a charter school in Philadelphia and later a tutoring post in New York City.

While working in publishing, I founded a lunchtime French tutoring program and instructed editors at Essence Magazine. Most of my career has been focused in the creative field and I think this has given me some unique experiences from which to draw-- a plus when working with students. I am happily married to an educator of 11 years with experience in both New York and New Jersey as a teacher, administrator and instructional coach.

Testimonials

"Creative with Great Teaching Style!"

- Bailee, South Orange, NJ on 9/10/14
April replied on 9/11/2014

I am beyond pleased to hear this. Thank you! It's so rewarding to support a student who is passionate and excited about life and her studies. I look forward to a great year working together!

"Super tutor - funny, smart and engaging"

- Terri, Florham Park, NJ on 9/23/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Christine, Little Falls, NJ on 8/25/14
April replied on 8/26/2014

How wonderful to hear! Thank you. I hope your trip to France brought you joy and unlimited opportunities to use what you learned with me. Cheers!

"Very Patient and Excellent Tutor "

- Ivy, Carlstadt, NJ on 1/29/14
April replied on 1/29/2014

Thank you for your positive feedback. This is very encouraging. I couldn't have asked for more engaging and inquisitive students! Working with you is refreshing for me as a tutor and one of the highlights of my week.

"Great tutor"

- Anna, Millburn, NJ on 1/17/14
April replied on 1/20/2014

You are very welcome, Anna! It is a pleasure working with your daughter and seeing her marked improvements from the beginning of our sessions to now. Thank you for your feedback!

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I was an ESL tutor for a bilingual French high school student.

French

I have a MA in French Culture and Civilization from Middlebury College.
I studied at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université de Paris IV).
I have DFA2 Certification in Business French and a BA in French.
I studied Abroad with the School for International Training in Toulouse, France

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
French
Middlebury College
Master's
Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris
Graduate Coursework

Education

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (French )

Middlebury College (Master's)

Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris (Graduate Coursework)

Creative with Great Teaching Style! — The big smile after the session said it all! My daughter really enjoyed her first session with April. She loved her creativity and teaching style. As a senior taking French 3 after a one year layoff, she was not looking forward to the rustiness that was ahead of her. But as April said, "It's like getting back on a bike." My daughter enjoys her sense of humor and down to earth style and she felt t ...

— Bailee, South Orange, NJ on 9/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

April will travel within 15 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052.


About April

Currently, I'm an active French language and ESL tutor with several clients of various ages seeing positive results. Recently, I provided ESL tutoring services to a charter school in Newark, NJ for a multi-lingual student.

During my undergraduate studies, I trained with the School for International Training in Toulouse, France. I later obtained my Master of Arts degree in French from Middlebury College after an intensive, full immersion, year abroad in Paris, where I also took a certification course and exam in Business French at Novancia and classes at l'Université de Paris III (La Sorbonne Nouvelle).

While studying for my Masters, I acquired classroom experience in France, teaching English to French high-school students (equivalent of 1st year college in U.S.) on a political science track at the Lycée Paul Valery in Paris.

In the Philadelphia, I was facilitator of the Girl Scouts' Decisions for Life curriculum for middle school aged girls which led me to accept a permanent position at a charter school in Philadelphia and later a tutoring post in New York City.

While working in publishing, I founded a lunchtime French tutoring program and instructed editors at Essence Magazine. Most of my career has been focused in the creative field and I think this has given me some unique experiences from which to draw-- a plus when working with students. I am happily married to an educator of 11 years with experience in both New York and New Jersey as a teacher, administrator and instructional coach.

Testimonials

"Creative with Great Teaching Style!"

- Bailee, South Orange, NJ on 9/10/14
April replied on 9/11/2014

I am beyond pleased to hear this. Thank you! It's so rewarding to support a student who is passionate and excited about life and her studies. I look forward to a great year working together!

"Super tutor - funny, smart and engaging"

- Terri, Florham Park, NJ on 9/23/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Christine, Little Falls, NJ on 8/25/14
April replied on 8/26/2014

How wonderful to hear! Thank you. I hope your trip to France brought you joy and unlimited opportunities to use what you learned with me. Cheers!

"Very Patient and Excellent Tutor "

- Ivy, Carlstadt, NJ on 1/29/14
April replied on 1/29/2014

Thank you for your positive feedback. This is very encouraging. I couldn't have asked for more engaging and inquisitive students! Working with you is refreshing for me as a tutor and one of the highlights of my week.

"Great tutor"

- Anna, Millburn, NJ on 1/17/14
April replied on 1/20/2014

You are very welcome, Anna! It is a pleasure working with your daughter and seeing her marked improvements from the beginning of our sessions to now. Thank you for your feedback!

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Education

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
French
Middlebury College
Master's
Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris
Graduate Coursework

Education

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (French )

Middlebury College (Master's)

Advancia Negocia CCIP Paris (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052

April’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for April P.

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