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Jed W.

Philadelphia, PA

$40/hour

French/Art tutor looking forward to assisting students

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University of the Arts
Painting and drawing

Education

University of the Arts (Painting and drawing)

About Jed

I specialize in tutoring French and Art (specialization in painting and drawing). Having grown up in Paris, France and being a dual French-American citizen, I have a real-life experience of French language and culture as well as extensive experience working as a freelance tutor in French; as well as for tutoring/teaching and language agencies such as Berlitz, Inlingua, Mount Airy Learning Tree and Tutorfind.

I am also professional artist, gallery owner and art instructor; I have been making art and exhibiting my art extensively for the last 10 years. My art teaching experience includes teaching teenagers and adults Portside Arts Center,Philadelphia and seniors for University of the Arts/Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and assistant- teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Summer Camp.

What I love about tutoring is relationship and rapport that builds with the student as well as the joy of seeing a student's progress through the lesson/lessons.
One of my goals in tutoring is to always keep the student interested but never overwhelmed. At each lesson I present the student with a lesson plan based on his/her level and also teaching aides such as,for French students: grammar books and fiction/non fiction books as well as print outs from current newspapers and blogs. For art students I present them with books and materials on different art techniques and artists as well original art by myself, in different styles. I also give the students homework at the end of each lesson; this involves topics and issues covered in the lesson, and I encourage students to explore, respectively, French society and culture or, in the case of art lessons, the contemporary art world and artists they may relate to. In doing these things my goal is to help the students connect what we are learning with their own life passions and interests.

In my French tutoring, I have outstanding teaching techniques based on extensive experience and research; understanding the complex grammar, structure and vocabulary of French, I am very good at creating lessons and lesson plans that help the student gain greater mastery, at his/her own pace. I challenge the student but always in a respectful and encouraging way, and always stay positive and cheerful.

In my art lessons, I also challenge and encourage students by presenting students with different types of exercises starting with very simple and easy to grasp ones that are also enjoyable. I always try to explore connect to the student's own creativity and drive to make art have extensive experience in many different kinds of materials and techniques in art. From my own experience as a student in art school, I can keep a lesson going in an interesting and fun way, encouraging the student to try out and develop different art styles and methods. I have extensive experience with different types/ages of students as well and possess an extensive library of art books, pictures, manuals and teaching aids to help the student progress at his/her own pace.
I specialize in tutoring French and Art (specialization in painting and drawing). Having grown up in Paris, France and being a dual French-American citizen, I have a real-life experience of French language and culture as well as extensive experience working as a freelance tutor in French; as well as for tutoring/teaching and language agencies such Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

There is a $5 added fee if I have to drive to the student

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147
Language:
French

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I have been a practicing and professional artist for the past 15 years, also teaching as well. Drawing is the most essential element in visual art and I possess extensive experience in drawing from the human figure, still life/objects and landscapes,etc. I have a Bachelors in Fine Arts from University of the Arts (with Dean's List honors) and I also have a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, American's oldest and most prestigious art school.

French

Dual French-American citizen, grew up in Paris, France; went to an International High School and graduated with an International Baccalaureate. Graduated with a BFA and Dean's List Honors from a University in Philadelphia. Also extensive experience in French translating/interpreting/simultaneous interpreting. I am a long-standing member of the American Tutoring Association and the Delaware Valley Translators Organization (DVTA).

Here are some highlights from my experience as a French instructor:

2016 French tutor: Tutorfind, Philadelphia, PA
Tutoring various students and helping them achieve proficiency

2010 French instructor at Interlingua Translations: Philadelphia, PA
Taught intermediate French to corporate client

2010 French tutor at College Tutors: Philadelphia, PA
Tutored a 9-year old girl in French

2009 French instructor at Berlitz: Princeton, NJ
Taught intermediate French to a client based in Philadelphia

2009 French instructor at Mt. Airy Learning Tree: Philadelphia, PA
Taught Intro. To French beginners' level class

2005-present Freelance French instructor and tutor: Philadelphia, PA
Taught and tutored French on all levels to on an individual and group basis to adults and children

Painting

I have been a practicing and professional artist for the past 15 years, also teaching as well. I specialize in painting and can paint in many different styles, from realistic to more abstract. I am well versed in many different types of educational approaches regarding art and have extensive lesson plans, from beginner level to advanced. I have taught drawing, as well as painting, for the last 10 years in different capacities.

University of the Arts
Painting and drawing

Education

University of the Arts (Painting and drawing)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

There is a $5 added fee if I have to drive to the student

Travel policy

Jed will travel within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147.