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Stephanie D.

Experienced Language Tutor for French and English/ESL

Experienced Language Tutor for French and English/ESL

$45/hour

  • 13 hours tutoring

  • New Orleans, LA 70118


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About Stephanie


Bio

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...

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.


Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
French
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

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.

Corporate Training

French,

French

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

Proofreading

I edited two chapters for a textbook submission for a former student now working in curriculum development. I have five years experience teaching advanced English composition for ESL students applying for college in America.
Public Speaking,

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.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

IELTS,

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.
Literature,

Literature

My M.A. in French was a literature degree and my minor during my B.A. program was English. I read extensively and keep a book blog online. I have taught academic writing to ESL students for over 10 years.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I edited two chapters for a textbook submission for a former student now working in curriculum development. I have five years experience teaching advanced English composition for ESL students applying for college in America.
Public Speaking,

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.
Writing,

Writing

+15 years teaching advanced grammar and essay writing Lifelong experience journal writing, letter writing and now blogging Two language degrees and TESOL certification Fluent in French
English, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

French,

French

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

Writing

+15 years teaching advanced grammar and essay writing Lifelong experience journal writing, letter writing and now blogging Two language degrees and TESOL certification Fluent in French
English, Reading

Language

French,

French

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

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.
TOEFL

Most Popular

French,

French

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

Writing

+15 years teaching advanced grammar and essay writing Lifelong experience journal writing, letter writing and now blogging Two language degrees and TESOL certification Fluent in French
English, Reading

Special Needs

Speech

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.

Summer

French,

French

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

Writing

+15 years teaching advanced grammar and essay writing Lifelong experience journal writing, letter writing and now blogging Two language degrees and TESOL certification Fluent in French
Reading

Test Preparation

IELTS,

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.
TOEFL

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Very good demeanor

Stephanie has a great personality for teaching. Very patient with my 10 year old. Within a few minutes he was getting well-tutored in French. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone.

Dan, 2 lessons with Stephanie

Great tutor

Stephanie helped me to improve my writing skills for IELTS exam. After just a few lessons I improved my IELTS writing score from 6.0 to 7.0. Stephanie is really good at what she does. She knows her stuff and can communicate it very well. She is an encourager and very smart. I felt very comfortable with her and really enjoyed our lessons. I highly recommend Stephanie!

Mariia, 5 lessons with Stephanie

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