Tulane University (French)
University of North Texas (Master's)
My name is Kim and I am a current graduate student at the University of North Texas pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While the helping profession is my calling, I majored in French Language at Tulane University, graduating with my Bachelor's in 2011.
I began tutoring when I was in high school, offering homework help for the children of several of the teachers at my school. In college, I continued this tradition, tutoring one student from 3rd to 5th grade. Both her mother and teachers commended her progress, as she began 3rd grade several grade levels behind in her reading and by the end of our time together could confidently keep up with her classmates. What I love most about tutoring is helping my students surpass the goals they have set for themselves and getting to see the confidence that comes with gaining new skills.
I also love to work with young people. I have 5+ years of experience as a camp counselor here in Texas. The kids that I have worked with have ranged from age 6 to 16, and these past few years I have worked mainly with middle and high school students. I am comfortable with any age group. I feel that my time as a camp counselor has shown me creative ways to make learning fun and interesting. It is my philosophy that we learn better when we can be enticed by the material.
French was a passion of mine from a young age. As a high school student, I completed both the AP French Language and French Literature exams and received a 5 and a 4 respectively, receiving college credit for both classes. Throughout my time at Tulane I took a variety of French courses from advanced grammar to French literature to translation to French history. I even took a course entitled "Teaching French" in which we learned specific methodology for foreign language education. I was able to work at a French immersion school in New Orleans, designing lesson plans, and I had the opportunity to teach several classes on my own.
As a junior in college, I spent 10 months living in Paris, France. I lived with a host family to immerse myself in the language and attended two French Universities, including the prestigious Sorbonne. I enjoyed learning French in a real-life setting that takes you beyond the typical classroom (even when I was in a classroom!). My classes at university were full immersion courses with native French students where I completed the same coursework as they did. While there, I also tutored French students in beginners English. Living in France, my French improved exponentially. With my experience living in France, I can give real-world significance to the language and how we approach it, which in my opinion makes the learning much more interesting and meaningful.
Most recently, I tutored a 2nd grade student who was entering the French Immersion program at the Dallas International School. She had zero French language experience initially, and our weekly meetings involved grammar review, reading, and songs. After two years of tutoring and time in her immersion program, she was practically fluent. She also achieved the highest rank in her grade on the National French Exam that year.
I am a confessed grammar nerd. I am the person that enjoys proofreading essays, resumes, or even emails. In high school, I received a 5 on the AP English Language exam, gaining college credit.
I believe that proofreading should not only be a series of red marks on a page, but an opportunity to learn.
If you would like a tutor who has experience tutoring, working with kids, as well as an extensive French background, I hope to hear from you soon! My name is Kim and I am a current graduate student at the University of North Texas pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While the helping profession is my calling, I majored in French Language at Tulane University, graduating with my Bachelor's in 2011.
I began tutoring when I was in high school, offering homework
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