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Joel Mistral M.

Columbia, MD

$50/hour

Native French Speaker From Cameroon

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Howard Community College
Accounting

Education

Howard Community College (Accounting)

About Joel Mistral

Hello, my name is Joel. Welcome to my profile and I hope that you will find all of the pertinent information below to your understanding and liking. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than glad to answer them.

To start off, I would like to introduce the nation where I’m from, Cameroon. Cameroon has two international languages: French and English. I was born in the French part of the country containing ten states where French is the primary language. French is also spoken in eight other states and English is spoken in two states. We learn both languages in school and students must master both to graduate from high school. I started learning French in preschool and continued throughout elementary, middle, and high school. After graduating from high school in Cameroon, I attended a French-language university up to my sophomore year, where my major was economics. I did not graduate with a bachelor's degree because economics was not what I ultimately wanted to study and I quit school to set up my own business. However, when I started attending university, I realized that I had the skills to teach and tutor students.

I taught and tutored students in French from 2001 to 2003, but before doing so I had to learn French teacher pedagogy. The French teacher pedagogy is a set of guidelines which provided me with methods for instructing students and for identifying and understanding their weaknesses in order to help them improve. As a teacher, I had six students who were approaching their middle school entrance exams. I had to teach these students in a group setting three times per week, for four hours each class. The content we covered included French dictation, grammar, vocabulary, and conjugation. Meanwhile, I had one-on-one tutoring sessions with students who were struggling to master certain concepts. These tutoring sessions usually lasted more than an hour. The average age of my students was ten years old. It was here I learned to maintain a flexible schedule in order to accommodate students who learn better at different times of day and different days of the week. My tutoring sessions ranged from Wednesday evenings to Saturday and Sunday mornings. With this group of students, I had a 100% success rate in their middle school entrance exams. I then continued teaching four middle school students who were approaching a GCE-O level high school entrance exam. I taught this cohort Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons for three hour classes. I also maintained one-on-one tutoring with this group of students because I wanted to make sure they mastered lessons and were ready to pass their exams. Three of my students were thirteen years old and one was fourteen years old. In addition to teaching them French, I taught them math, biology, and French literature. I was able to again reach a 100% success rate with these students because I was used all of my knowledge and effort to teach them. Education is expensive back home and parents spend a lot of money for their children’s learning without any government assistance. Because of this, I worked closely with the parents of each student to make sure they were getting everything they were paying for.

I believe that for someone to learn French properly, they should master the written and unwritten rules. Having visited and lived in French-speaking countries such as France, Gabon, Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Guinea-Conakry, Congo, Chad, Togo, Canada, Switzerland, and Belgium, I have a developed a strong understanding of the language and the commonalities in cultures where French is spoken. I am confident that my experience and knowledge of French will allow me to help students in all facets of learning, from elementary concepts to planning a vacation trip to a French-speaking nation. I am prepared to answer student questions on grammar rules and conversational norms as well. My philosophy with learning is that we are all students and I encourage questions to help me understand where a student may be struggling. I believe that feedback is important both ways. As I will encourage students to provide me with feedback to improve my teaching, I will also do my best to provide clear and immediate feedback to students. I hope I have provided you with a comprehensive introduction to myself and I look forward to working with you. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Joel.
Hello, my name is Joel. Welcome to my profile and I hope that you will find all of the pertinent information below to your understanding and liking. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than glad to answer them.

To start off, I would like to introduce the nation where I’m from, Cameroon.
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Columbia, MD 21044
In-person lessons
Language:
French

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French

My qualifications are: master and develop students’ French high knowledge. So, I have experience to develop listening, reading,writing and speaking to my students.
Make them understand the important of the grammar and build academic vocabulary especially for beginners. For adults who have already know the language. They will receive adjustments to refresh memory and to move to another French level.
Finally, there are also videos on YouTube that has impact and I recommend it to my students to interact out of the time I have class with them. So, it helps students to practice more their listening, reading, writing and speaking and it is the only way to master this language.

Howard Community College
Accounting

Education

Howard Community College (Accounting)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joel Mistral will travel within 10 miles of Columbia, MD 21044.