Hey! Let me help you with your language or humanities studies through informal, fun, and effective tutoring.
My strengths are teaching French to beginners and English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers.
I received a BA in French from UCLA with an emphasis in language, literature, and urban culture, an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and have also had extensive training in German and Spanish.
I have lived in France and Germany and have experience teaching both kids and adults in the classroom and one-on-one setting. I can help you not only with perfecting your grammar, but also with perfecting your accent. These languages are NOT my mother tongue, which means that, just like you, I had to learn the language “from scratch” – and I went on to major in French in college. I've been there and understand what it takes to master French as a native English speaker. I did it and so can you. While textbooks are helpful as a guide, using the spoken language as it is used in the day-to-day world as the base from which to learn is much more effective and much more fun. Exploring current events, movies, music, culture, and literature is a great, non-traditional way to learn.
I help my students re-frame and approach subjects like geography, reading, languages, humanities, and schoolwork in general in a non-traditional way that makes it fun and relevant to life. With all my students, getting to know them and discovering their interests is the most important dimension to making learning happen.
References available upon request or you can read the recommendations from my students below.
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