Skilled and Experienced!
Skilled and Experienced!
A French native speaker, my teaching career has evolved primarily through the teaching of French, English and Art in private and International schools in the US and abroad. Over the years, I have learned to optimize the first contact with a new student. The manner in which I approach a student for the first time determines the success or failure of our work together. Thus, making him feel comfortable and gaining his trust, facilitate communication and enable me to pinpoint his strong...
A French native speaker, my teaching career has evolved primarily through the teaching of French, English and Art in private and International schools in the US and abroad. Over the years, I have learned to optimize the first contact with a new student. The manner in which I approach a student for the first time determines the success or failure of our work together. Thus, making him feel comfortable and gaining his trust, facilitate communication and enable me to pinpoint his strong points as well as his weak ones. Only then can our work begin.
I specialize in helping students develop and/or improve their writing skills in English and in French.
Having recently moved to a new area, I currently tutor solely online via Wyzant's platform and on Skype.
Students, I am at your service!
My short story, "Yes, I can", was a finalist in the Spring 2018 Writing Contest run by Adelaide Magazine. You can read the story in the October 2018 issue of the magazine.
I was also awarded First Place in the 2014 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition in the Unpublished Nonfiction Article/Essay/Book Chapter Category for my story entitled "The Making of Sugar: A Memory".
My first book was released on June 20, 2011. Targeting the young adult crowd, it explores a bias in Mauritian society. My second book is under construction...
Janine has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Very helpful and honest
I had Janine last summer helping to edit my academic paper. She was so helpful and patient. I got an A+ on the paper, and I'm glad that I had her help.Reem, 2 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
This is wonderful news, Reem. Whenever I drive by the library, I think of you and wonder how your paper was received. In the final analysis, you did it. You are so open to learning! Thank you for allowing me to help and for letting me share in your success!
Good 1st lesson
Ms Janine had a great start with my 8 yrs old daughter and she is already looking forward for the next lesson. The lesson was a lot of fun! Merci 😃Michael, 17 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Thank you Michael. A responsive student brings out the best in the teacher. Cheers, Janine D.
Thoughtful and Insightful Tutor
Janine is a a great tutor. She has helped with every aspect of French -- listening comprehension, pronunciation, grammar, and so on. She provides a good structure through lesson plans and different exercises, and I am having a fantastic time learning with her.Rex, 25 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
This is so thoughtful of you, Rex. Thank you. You are special, I so enjoy working with you because you keep me on my toes. Make the best of your stay in France!
Good lesson, keeps momentum going
I have had 2 lessons with Janine so far and have found her to be patient, knowledgeable and nice to talk to. She gently corrects my French mistakes and suggests new vocabulary to use. I look forward to more lessons together!Urszula, 4 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Thank you, Urszula. Good students, good teachers make! I appreciate your feedback. Un grand merci, Janine
First French lesson on Skpe
This was my first ever skype lession and I was a bit reluctant. But think it is going to work out. I am very encouraged. We had a very nice session.Christina, 6 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
I am pleased you are not disappointed, Christina. The effort you put forth goes a long way towards the success of the class. Thank you.
Such a great teacher
Janine has helped Patricia on every step of her learning journey, always supportive and positive. She was a great teacher that really helped my wife to develop and unleash her potential. Thanks Janine for being a great teacher, coaching and supporting Patricia.Roberto, 21 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Thank you, Roberto and Patricia. A great student, a great teacher make! In praising the teacher, we tend to disregard the student. Patricia was the perfect student, so attentive, willing to learn and always on task. She made my job so easy. I loved working with her.
Very helpful teacher
I got a great lesson with Janine today. She was nice, patient and very helpful. She understood all my needs very fast. I am looking forward to our next lesson!Maria Jose, 8 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Maria, Thank you for the feedback. As you know it takes a motivated student to motivate the teacher. Your enthusiasm buoys me. I look forward to working with you.
Patient and Knowledgeble
Very detailed oriented. Janine looks at each sentence and improves the sentence structure while teaching you the mechanics of grammar. I strongly suggest Janine at a tutor.Cathleen, 14 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Thank you, Cathleen. I wish all my students had your tenacity and your capacity to absorb and learn. All the very best.
Outstanding, very committed teacher
Janine has done an outstanding job in teaching our daughter of 12 years French to keep up with French in Belgium. She always prepared her lessons very well and kept my daughter motivated during a whole school year to take additional classes after school, and do homework and study. Janine has also helped our son Mathias to prepare for SAT testing, in particular to improve his writing as a non native english speaker (mothertongue Dutch). Attached his feedback: My SAT scores just came in and I thought you would like to know them. I scored 2120 points in total: 740/800 on math, 730/800 on reading and 650/800 on writing. Compared to the first practice test i took, this means that my writing score has increased by a full 100 points (I had 550 on the practice test) and my total score by 260.Raf, 44 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Thank you, Raf. It was a pleasure to work with both your children, in French and English. They are both dedicated, inquisitive and diligent students who enjoy acquiring knowledge. A rare combination indeed!
I needed to learn conjugations for my French class and she was very helpful! She also taught me past tense.Noel, 33 lessons with JanineTutor responded:
Hello Noël, Thank you for the feedback. Matt made my job easier by being attentive and on task. I look forward to helping him better his French language skills.
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