Search 72,592 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 20 tutoring hours

Lucy S.

Houston, TX

$45/hr

French and English Tutor with a Passion for Language!

Usually responds in about 1 day

French and English Tutor with a Passion for Language!

Message Lucy

Send Lucy a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Lucy or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Hi, there! My name is Lucy S. and I am a recent graduate of Seattle University with a degree in French (with departmental honors) and English literature. I am currently back in my home town of Houston, Texas. I tutored in French and English through WyzAnt during the summers of 2012 and 2013, and the experience was extremely rewarding.
I am fluent in French, having lived in Normandy as a child and having subsequently insisted on taking all my classes in French until the age of 12. I have definitely kept up with the language since then by earning a B.A. in French with departmental honors as well as spending a semester studying abroad in Grenoble, where I achieved my C1 DALF certification diploma (Diploma of Advanced French Studies; C1 and C2 are the top two levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). In high school I consistently ranked 1st place in various French language competitions, and I believe I have never lost my intense love for the French language and culture. As for English language and literature, I love those too! As I mentioned earlier, I graduated from Seattle University in June 2014 having majored in English literature as well as French. I have a real passion for everything taught in an English classroom: grammar, literature, creative writing, proofreading, etc. I have received honorable mentions in several national essay-writing and poetry contests over the years, and in March of 2012 I presented original research on some historical literature at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I have also had original poetry featured in Seattle University's literary magazine, "Fragments".

As for my tutoring methods, I like to personalize the material as much as I can based on the needs of the student. I have mostly helped students with work they received either in class during the school year or through a summer program. However, I also recognize the importance of solidifying the basics. This means that I am more than willing to help my students form healthy habits with language including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, proofreading, etc. When I am tutoring in French, I try to use as little translation as possible, as this puts a barrier between the student and total understanding of the French language. Instead, I prefer to directly connect French words with their meaning. When I tutor English literature, I strongly encourage close textual reading and when it comes to writing, I like to apply this same emphasis in order to improve fluidity and successful proofreading.

With all that said, I am pretty flexible when it comes to the student's needs, and I have experience working with students of all ages. Ultimately, I want the student to succeed and feel accomplished, no matter how large or small the improvement. Above all, I hope to persuade anyone who does not enjoy French or English to change his or her mind. A student who gains a love and passion for a language will, after all, be more motivated to succeed in the future!

Testimonials

"Very patient"

- Julie, Houston, TX on 11/11/14

"Very flexible and easy-going."

- Cathey, Bellaire, TX on 8/15/13

"Very fun, charming and a great French tutor!"

- Angela, Houston, TX on 6/25/12
English:
English, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, French,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
French,
Proofreading

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.

French

The best way to learn the French language is through total immersion. However, this is obviously not always possible. The next best way to learn another language is not through translation from English to that language, but rather by creating associations and establishing definitions and meaningful connections within the language itself. As someone who began her schooling in France, I recognize the importance of learning not just to understand French, but also to think in French.

Literature

I have studied a wide array of classical and contemporary authors, poets, and playwrights. These include American, British, French, Ancient Greek/Roman, and Russian authors. I am also willing to read any book or play that the student requires assistance with if I do not already have previous experience with that particular work. My literary emphases include authorial purpose, style, historical context, and exploration of thematic imagery.

Proofreading

Effective proofreading is a major tool in learning to complete successful and persuasive essays. Essays containing easily avoidable grammatical errors will not appear to possess as much legitimacy in the academic world as papers that have been adequately reviewed. Having participated in many college-level paper conference groups in my university's Honors Program, I have useful experience in critiquing my peers and being critiqued in turn. I frequently apply close reading techniques in order to eliminate as many errors as possible.

Vocabulary

A varied and specific vocabulary can transform an essay from ordinary to extraordinary. By expanding one's vocabulary, one also gains the opportunity to develop more of an individual writing style. Although memorization is key to retaining new vocabulary, it is also important to recognize etymologies so that one can achieve the highest possible level of understanding.

Writing

Effective writing starts with a mastery of the basics. Without the proper foundation, it is very difficult for a student to learn to write persuasively and fluidly. I always emphasize the importance of grammar before moving on to issues of style.

Seattle University
French and English

Education

Seattle University (French and English)

Very patient — Lucy had a great first session with my daughter. So many concepts she was struggling with became much more clear, and she has a better understanding of many of the basics in French 1 that have been covered in her school class. ...

— Julie, Houston, TX on 11/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lucy will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77056.


About Lucy

Hi, there! My name is Lucy S. and I am a recent graduate of Seattle University with a degree in French (with departmental honors) and English literature. I am currently back in my home town of Houston, Texas. I tutored in French and English through WyzAnt during the summers of 2012 and 2013, and the experience was extremely rewarding.
I am fluent in French, having lived in Normandy as a child and having subsequently insisted on taking all my classes in French until the age of 12. I have definitely kept up with the language since then by earning a B.A. in French with departmental honors as well as spending a semester studying abroad in Grenoble, where I achieved my C1 DALF certification diploma (Diploma of Advanced French Studies; C1 and C2 are the top two levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). In high school I consistently ranked 1st place in various French language competitions, and I believe I have never lost my intense love for the French language and culture. As for English language and literature, I love those too! As I mentioned earlier, I graduated from Seattle University in June 2014 having majored in English literature as well as French. I have a real passion for everything taught in an English classroom: grammar, literature, creative writing, proofreading, etc. I have received honorable mentions in several national essay-writing and poetry contests over the years, and in March of 2012 I presented original research on some historical literature at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I have also had original poetry featured in Seattle University's literary magazine, "Fragments".

As for my tutoring methods, I like to personalize the material as much as I can based on the needs of the student. I have mostly helped students with work they received either in class during the school year or through a summer program. However, I also recognize the importance of solidifying the basics. This means that I am more than willing to help my students form healthy habits with language including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, proofreading, etc. When I am tutoring in French, I try to use as little translation as possible, as this puts a barrier between the student and total understanding of the French language. Instead, I prefer to directly connect French words with their meaning. When I tutor English literature, I strongly encourage close textual reading and when it comes to writing, I like to apply this same emphasis in order to improve fluidity and successful proofreading.

With all that said, I am pretty flexible when it comes to the student's needs, and I have experience working with students of all ages. Ultimately, I want the student to succeed and feel accomplished, no matter how large or small the improvement. Above all, I hope to persuade anyone who does not enjoy French or English to change his or her mind. A student who gains a love and passion for a language will, after all, be more motivated to succeed in the future!

Testimonials

"Very patient"

- Julie, Houston, TX on 11/11/14

"Very flexible and easy-going."

- Cathey, Bellaire, TX on 8/15/13

"Very fun, charming and a great French tutor!"

- Angela, Houston, TX on 6/25/12
}

Education

Seattle University
French and English

Education

Seattle University (French and English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77056

Lucy’s Subjects

English:
English, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, French,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
French,
Proofreading

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 Lucy S.

Lucy S. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Lucy, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.