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Tim W.

Saint Louis, MO

$50/hour

Tim W., French and English tutor

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Saint Louis University
French
Saint Louis University
Master's

Education

Saint Louis University (French)

Saint Louis University (Master's)

About Tim

I am a St. Louis native currently pursuing my Master's degree in French language and literature. As an undergraduate, I studied French, communication and international studies. During my years as a student, I've experienced the impact of dynamic, enthusiastic teachers who love what they teach. I hope to emulate those examples in my tutoring. I find that the great thing about tutoring is the breadth of possibility in one-on-one instruction. I prefer to conduct tutoring sessions in a relaxed, conversational manner that puts the student at ease to ask questions and express difficulty with a concept. I care deeply about my tutoring subjects and I want to make students interested in them, too.

I have studied French for eight years and either taught or tutored formally for the past year. I taught a lab section of French 1010, the introductory course at my university, and regularly tutored students of varying language levels in our university's Language Resource Center. When tutoring, I prefer to incorporate various media (audio, video, books and conversation) for more thorough linguistic knowledge, since language takes so many different forms and requires so many different areas of competence. I have experience helping my fellow students master concepts they found difficult. Having spent a year living in Lyon, France, I recognize the value of investing language teaching with a cultural context. Additionally, I was an intern for five months at Saint Louis Language Immersion Schools, serving as an assistant in a French-language second-grade classroom. All subjects were taught in French; the instructor incorporated a diverse array of activities to engage the students. I get a great deal of inspiration from those five months, as well as from my high school teachers and college professors, when planning tutoring lessons.

Through a lifelong love of reading and courses in American, French and world literatures, I have developed a nuanced understanding of literature and have had plenty of opportunities to not only read it but also write about it. Years of essays and other academic papers have honed my writing skills. Furthermore, my two years of experience as the news editor of my university newspaper gave me a keen eye for proofreading, editing and composition.

Please contact me if you need help in French or English, and don't hesitate to ask me any questions! I'm eager to help you make significant progress in your endeavors.
I am a St. Louis native currently pursuing my Master's degree in French language and literature. As an undergraduate, I studied French, communication and international Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63129
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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English

I have excelled in English courses at both the high school and college level. When I took the ACT, English was the subject where I best performed. My experiences as an avid reader, writing essays over the course of my student career, and as the news editor of my university's newspaper have collectively solidified my understanding of the English language.

French

I have been studying French language and literature for the past eight years, having earned my Bachelor's degree in the subject and currently pursuing a Master's degree in French. Over the last year I have consistently tutored students of various levels and also taught an introductory French lab course to undergraduates. I have spent an academic year studying in Lyon, France, and will go to Poitiers, France, this fall to continue my studies. Additional experience comes from a five-month internship at Saint Louis Language Immersion Schools, where I was a teacher's assistant in a second-grade French-language classroom. From my coursework I have gained significant familiarity with different eras of French literature, encompassing novels and poetry.

Grammar

Years of reading across the spectrum of English-language literature have exposed me to the nuances of English grammar, as has my coursework in English and communication at the high school and college levels. However, my two years as the news editor of my university newspaper gave me the greatest training for grammar when composing news articles. Whenever I read a book, newspaper or magazine, I am sharply attentive to errors or unique grammar forms.

Literature

Throughout high school and college, I have taken numerous courses in American, French and other world literatures. In these courses, I particularly excelled as a student. French literature was a fundamental component of one of my college majors. Analyzing, understanding and writing about literature was always just as important as the actual reading of it. As a student of French literature in particular, I have written many papers on works of the medieval and Renaissance eras; the 19th and 20th centuries; and the contemporary era. Additionally, I have presented some of my work in French literature at conferences and symposiums.

Proofreading

For two years I was the news editor of my university's newspaper. In this position, I not only wrote news articles, but had to carefully examine and proofread the articles in the news section for spelling, grammar and accuracy. In an informal capacity, I have always honed my proofreading skills as a student as a wrote and then proofread my own written work for my courses. I have frequently proofread my international friends' papers. As a result, I have a keen proofreader's eye whenever I read books and newspaper or magazine articles.

Saint Louis University
French
Saint Louis University
Master's

Education

Saint Louis University (French)

Saint Louis University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63129.