Columbia University (Anthropology)
As the daughter of diplomats, French mother and American father, I was born in Pakistan and lived in Vietnam and Morocco where I was schooled in French. I started American schooling in 6th grade in Virginia and continued through High School in Belgium. I went to College in Paris, where I got my degree in French at the Sorbonne. Later, I graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Bachelor's in Anthropology.
I have worked as a translator in the three languages since my years in Columbia and I have been tutoring for many years. I enjoy the interaction with kids and adults, and connecting with people of different cultures. I am currently a tutor at Frelinghuysen Middle School. My method is simple. I try to find what interests you or your child in order to enliven the learning process of the language of your choice: ESL, French or Spanish.
French is my mother tongue. I was educated in French Schools and got a degree from the Sorbonne. While doing my studies I also did translation work from French to English and vice versa.
I have a great interest in Literature and Language and the expression of culture through those venues.
I have a degree in Anthropology from Columbia University.
I have the experience and education that enables me to help you or your child with English, French and Spanish. My method is interesting and very enjoyable. As the daughter of diplomats, French mother and American father, I was born in Pakistan and lived in Vietnam and Morocco where I was schooled in French. I started American schooling in 6th grade in Virginia and continued through High School in Belgium. I went to College in Paris, where I got my degree in French at the Sorbonne. Later, I graduated
We started with the basics which is what I need. She brought a children's French grammar book to teach the foundation of the French language. We began with practicing saying the alphabet and vowels.
Marie-Ange is dedicated and professional and works with the parents to find the right tutoring approach. I can highly recommend Marie-Ange for French tutoring.
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For the last two years I have been working with young people to help them improve their use of the English language and to prepare them for testing.
My entire life, whether in the United States or overseas, I have been in contact with people who spoke French or Spanish and no English. I have always enjoyed the contact and helping them by translating for them and teaching them whenever possible.
Also, I had a very good Spanish teacher who was originally from Puerto Rico. When we were in her company we were not allowed to speak English, we practiced the spoken language a lot, and we listened and sang Spanish songs. She brought the language to life for which I still send her love.
Although I am American by birth the circumstances of my life exposed me and encouraged me to learn and study in multiple languages, French being the first. I spoke French before English and started my schooling in French also. Although I eventually continued my education in English I did do my first year of university in French.
My reading qualifications are based on my tutoring experience of the last two years, particularly filled with working with children and adults, particularly reading with them.
I first learned Spanish around 7 years old when living with Spanish people. In seventh grade I started studying Spanish as a second language. Later, when living in Manhattan I helped my fellow tenants during our meetings when translating from English to Spanish and vice versa. Spanish is a language I have always enjoyed.
I am presently working with 2 young boys in middle school in order to improve their reading and writing skills. Last year, I worked with 2 young girls. I look forward to increasing the number of young people I work with.