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Stephanie D.

New Orleans, LA

$45/hour

Experienced Language Tutor for French and English/ESL

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
French
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Master's

Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (French)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Master's)

About Stephanie

I am a highly dedicated language teacher with a Master's Degree in French and a TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate.

I have been teaching English as a second language since 1999 when I joined the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program to teach in Japanese junior high schools as an AET (Assistant English Teacher). Since my return in 2000, I have continued to teach English both in private lessons and in institutions.

I have taught English as a second language for teenage and adult international students that come to the USA to enter an American University to continue their studies. I have taught all levels of English from very beginner to upper advanced / Master's level English, with a specialty in advanced grammar and academic writing. I have also taught test preparation for such English proficiency and college entrance exams as TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and GRE and have also proctored some of these tests.

I have also taught French at the high school level and in private lessons. My French is near-native, as I began learning French at the age of 14. I continue to maintain my proficiency by frequently traveling overseas to French-speaking countries and by reading. Not only is traveling important to me on the aspect of language, but it is equally important for me to educate my students on all aspects of French culture and customs. I am passionate about the French language and love France and visiting Francophone countries like Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

I love using real articles from magazines and internet as well as literature, short stories etc, for teaching purposes. I want to make language learning interesting and fun. Having a discussion on what we read is a very important part of my lessons as I can check comprehension and vocabulary as well as elicit opinions and new ideas, which many language tests require for high scores.
I am a highly dedicated language teacher with a Master's Degree in French and a TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of New Orleans, LA 70118
English:
English, Grammar, IELTS,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
French,
IELTS,
Speech,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

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French

Master's Degree in French from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Nine trips to Francophone Europe to improve language ability.

IELTS

I was an IELTS invigilator at my job in Houston, and I taught an IELTS preparation course at that same job. I worked with students in Houston about writing argument essays (one of the primary essays for that test) and helped them with describing graphs for the 1st essay. I also helped students with vocabulary building to improve their reading scores and gave them tips on how to manage with the speaking portion.

Public Speaking

I have taught speech classes at ESL Language Centers for ESL students, and a private speech class in Japan. I was also a tour guide so I know a lot about speaking in front of large groups, making what I say exciting and interesting and sometimes funny, and also about speaking loud enough for everyone to hear me.

Speech

At a previous job, ELS Language Centers, I was often in charge of giving a speech class. There I taught students different kinds of speeches and techniques including emphasis, gestures, intonation, stress, and other techniques including having them memorize a movie speech that they had to practice and deliver. At my last job, I had a private student with whom I also worked on refining and developing speech skills.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
French
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Master's

Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (French)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephanie will travel within 3 miles of New Orleans, LA 70118.