Sarah Lawrence College (French)
I was an English tutor for ages 4-25 in Paris for ten years. Before my years abroad, I was a French teacher at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California and Thurgood Marshall in San Francisco.
While I enjoy the classroom, I much prefer the tutoring situation since I could devote my time to one student and watch that child learn and progress. In both English and French, I favor the communicative method although at times discreet point exercises are helpful to clarify a grammar or pronunciation point.
I still e-mail some of my students in Paris and I miss them greatly. Over the years we learned a great deal about French and English culture and language. They all did well on the standardized tests and on the many projects they were assigned.
I am certified to teach both English and ESL in Louisiana. My tutoring experience includes 10 years as a private English tutor in Paris and two years in the classroom in Paris, one on the high school level at La Fontaine, and one on the college level at Dauphine.
I have a Ph.D. in French from LSU. While there, I was a teaching assistant and an instructor. After I received the degree, I taught French at three different high schools in Louisiana and California. I taught at both public and private schools.
I enjoy working with students of all ages in both French, English and ESL. The students I have worked with have done well and been successful in the tasks we accomplished together and the projects they went on to accomplish on their own. I am still in contact with some of these students. I am very proud of our work together and their current work. I was an English tutor for ages 4-25 in Paris for ten years. Before my years abroad, I was a French teacher at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California and Thurgood Marshall in San Francisco.
While I enjoy the classroom, I much prefer the tutoring
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I have helped students aged 4-25 with study skills in French and English. The job I am interested in involves French. In order to improve French, we will target all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We will do this through the use of games for vocabulary and oral reports for confidence building.
I have much experience with tutoring. The first step is to get the students to feel comfortable with me and then the subject. Once we have achieved various benchmarks, the subject will be easier in a classroom setting.