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Johanna B.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

French and ESL Instructor M.ED - 20 Years' Experience

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 126 ratings
Great explanations & Relevant exercises
— Stephanie, Spring, TX on 1/3/16

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University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)
College of New Jersey
MEd
La Sorbonne University-Paris IV
Master's

Education

University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)

College of New Jersey (MEd)

La Sorbonne University-Paris IV (Master's)

About Johanna

The quality of my teaching is top standard. I am a fully qualified and experienced bilingual language specialist in French and English with a Master's in language teaching and twenty years' teaching experience. I am an American who grew up in France and I have taught French and English to students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adults over 60, in schools and in companies. I tailor my lessons specifically to each student's individual needs and use the appropriate teaching approach(es) to do this. The whole student - his/her learning style, professional, educational and cultural background as well as personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, are all taken into account when I design my lessons and teach. Teaching approaches I use can include but are not limited to communicative, lexical, direct, audio lingual, grammar translation and/or kinesthetic methods. In this way, I achieve desired results in a short period of time, which explains the rate of my lessons. Braskem, Colas, BMW and Continental Automotive are some of the companies whose senior employees I have taught, and The Alliance Française, The British Council and Amideast (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services. INC.) are some of the language and cultural institutions I have worked for. I hold a Master's of Education, Advanced Placement Certificate in French, the DELTA (Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board) and CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board). I have first-hand experience with the American school system as well as the British and French school systems. I have lived and worked in different countries and am therefore very familiar with cultural and language differences, their positive and enriching attributes as well as the challenges and the difficulties they can cause. I guarantee results. The quality of my teaching is top standard. I am a fully qualified and experienced bilingual language specialist in French and English with a Master's in language teaching and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Houston, TX 77006
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great explanations & Relevant exercises"

- Stephanie, Spring, TX on 1/3/16

"Thanks for Johanna's tutoring in ACT English"

- Meirong, Houston, TX on 12/16/15

"Professional and effective tutor"

- Alma, Houston, TX on 8/6/15

"Exactly what I was looking for!"

- Kelly, Houston, TX on 6/6/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lise, Houston, TX on 3/13/15

"Great tutor"

- Jamie, Duncan, SC on 12/8/12
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have prepared many students for the ACT exam as part of American college entrance requirements, including my own daughter who passed very well.

Art History

I hold a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Art History from the renowned Sainsbury Center Art History department of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in the state of New Jersey in Elementary education. I have a lot of experience teaching young children inside and outside of school. As part of my Master's in education from the College of New Jersey in Princeton, NJ, I took courses in classroom management, different teaching methodology and differentiated instruction according to the student's learning style (auditory, kinesthetic, visual) and needs.

English

I hold a Master's in ESL from the College of New Jersey, a certificate in ESL from the same college, the internationally recognized CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board) and the DELTA (Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board). I have over twenty years experience in the field and have taught in several countries including France, Spain, Indonesia and Tunisia. As an ESL teacher, opportunities to prepare international students for the TOEFL have often arisen and I have successfully prepared the candidates. I have also been a TOEFL administrator for the exam.

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Masters in ESL from the College of New Jersey, a certificate in ESL from the same college, the internationally recognized CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board) and the DELTA (Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board). I have over twenty years experience in the field and have taught in several countries including France, Spain, Indonesia and Tunisia.

French

I am entirely bilingual - French/English. I did a Master's course at university in Paris - the Université de Paris Sorbonne, Paris IV. I hold a Master's in education, and I have passed the ETS Praxis World Language French exam and Advanced Placement certification course to be certified to teach French in the United States. I currently teach French to American professionals working for French companies in Houston.

Praxis

I passed the French Praxis test (world language) ETS for teachers of French. I am certified.

Proofreading

As an English language teacher with a master's degree and over twenty years' experience working with the English language, I gladly offer my services in the proofreading of a wide range of material.

Reading

As a successful English teacher with a Masters in education and over 20 years' teaching experience, I am more than qualified to teach reading at all grade levels and also at university level.

SAT Reading

I have a Master's in education and I have had all my education in English. I am an avid reader and writer, and I have successfully helped students pass their SATs, ACTs and PSATs.

SAT Writing

Like the ACT, the SATs are required for American college entrance and my Masters in ESL and twenty years' teaching experience has enabled me to successfully prepare candidates for this exam.

TOEFL

I hold a Masters in ESL from the College of New Jersey, a certificate in ESL from the same college, the internationally recognized CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board) and the DELTA (Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults - Cambridge University Board). I have over twenty years experience in the field and have taught in several countries including France, Spain, Indonesia and Tunisia. As an ESL teacher, opportunities to prepare international students for the TOEFL have often arisen and I have successfully prepared the candidates. I have also been a TOEFL administrator for the exam.

Writing

Teaching writing skills is an essential part of my educational and professional background as an English and French teacher. Due to demand, I am very specialized in academic writing as well as writing for business from e-mails to annual reports. In this era of technology, writing has become quite a complex skill and it is very important to recognize and know different writing styles and what type of written communication they belong to. I find writing very interesting to teach because it has so many variations that need to be understood and used.

University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)
College of New Jersey
MEd
La Sorbonne University-Paris IV
Master's

Education

University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)

College of New Jersey (MEd)

La Sorbonne University-Paris IV (Master's)

Great explanations & Relevant exercises — Johanna always asks what has happened since we last met and I love the chance to practice speaking and thinking about the rules in real time. BUT I also love the exercises and the chance to think on my own. This week it was qui, que, a qui - I thought I got it at our last lesson, but I struggled a lot with the homework! Our work today helped me understand more, and I'm looking forward to trying ...

— Stephanie, Spring, TX on 1/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Johanna will travel within 3 miles of Houston, TX 77006.