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Kannan V.

French & German teacher at your service

New York, NY (10034)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$75.00
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Bonjour! Guten Tag! My name is Kannan and I'm an experienced foreign language teacher. I've taught both French and German at the middle and high school levels, and I've served as a teacher in urban, suburban, and rural communities. As a public school teacher, I have held certification in both New York and Virginia. I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in German Studies, and have spent time living and studying in Germany, both during and after college. My French expertise comes from the Middlebury College French School and from my experience living and teaching in France. I spent one year in Marseille teaching English as a foreign language at the elementary school level—a grant position that I was awarded by the French government. I also hold a Master of Education in Foreign Language Education from the University of Virginia, where I spent time perfecting my language skills while becoming an expert teacher. During my time in graduate school, I completed a thesis and classroom research on the effect of language learning strategies on spoken proficiency.

Since leaving the classroom, I have returned to the field of education and have begun working independently as a private tutor. I have found that tutoring is the best way for me share my passion for languages and teaching with students of foreign languages. Beyond my experience as a teacher, I also lead a career as a professional classical singer, performing opera, oratorio, and choral music in the New York area and abroad.

If either of these languages interest you, please get in touch, and we can get started speaking today! Merci beaucoup! Vielen Dank!

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French

As a classroom French teacher, I relied heavily on music, stories, simulations, film, and movement to engage in foreign language learning. As a tutor, I am successfully able to adapt many of these strategies and methods for one-on-one instruction. I can help students learn grammatical concepts through song and visuals, and vocabulary through movement and story-telling. I always bring the focus of the lesson back to communication, making authentic use of whatever concept has been learned. My overarching goal is to connect the language to the students’ lives, allowing them to communicate in the target language about their interests and own life experience. I believe that when that connection is made, true language learning occurs.

German

As a classroom German teacher, I relied heavily on music, stories, simulations, film, and movement to engage in foreign language learning. As a tutor, I am successfully able to adapt many of these strategies and methods for one-on-one instruction. I can help students learn grammatical concepts through song and visuals, and vocabulary through movement and story-telling. I always bring the focus of the lesson back to communication, making authentic use of whatever concept has been learned. My overarching goal is to connect the language to the students’ lives, allowing them to communicate in the target language about their interests and own life experience. I believe that when that connection is made, true language learning occurs.

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Education

Wesleyan University (German)

Middlebury College (Graduate Coursework)

University of Virginia (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kannan will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10034.

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