Pacific University (French, Anthropology)
I recently graduated college in May 2015 with my bachelors in French and Anthropology. My senior year I received the COFLT Award for outstanding achievement in French language. I studied French all through high school, and then took a gap year and traveled around Europe. Out of my 6 months there, I spent 3 months in France doing a language school in Paris, and a home stay in Avignon. In college, I studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal in West Africa (French speaking) for a semester, and loved it so much that I've been there 3 times now.
I became fluent in French after spending over a year in Francophone countries. In 2011 I spent three and a half months in France, where I went to a language school in Paris and then did a language immersion program in Avignon. I am often in Dakar, Senegal, and have spent about a year there total over the course of four different trips. When I am in Dakar, I am an international manager for a music group / socio-cultural association called Sous l'Arbre Acoustik (Under the Acoustic Tree) to create cultural workshop programs for international students. We also worked with humanitarian organizations to bring music to vulnerable populations. If you'd like to check it out, see the website I made! www.souslarbreacoustik.com
I have also taught swimming lessons in French, and taught English in a primary school in French. In addition to my time in France and Senegal, I've traveled extensively throughout Morocco, and nine other European countries. I maintain relationships and converse daily with people I have met abroad, which helps keep my French fresh. My partner also only speaks French, which forces me to use it every day.
I am very flexible and can cater the lessons towards the student’s individual goals, needs, and learning styles. I love speaking and learning French, and I want to help people be motivated to keep learning French beyond school so they can use it in their every day lives, or abroad. I want tutoring sessions to be interesting and fun but also effective and worthwhile, so for some that might mean sitting down and learning a structured lesson for an hour, and for others that might be an activity like cooking a French meal together and just speaking in French the whole time. I think the most exciting thing about learning a language is being able to apply it in the real world, and create relationships with people from different cultures. Hopefully as your tutor I will be able to get you as passionate about French and French speaking cultures as I am! One of the ways I like to help students improve their French is just encouraging them to engage in French related activities regularly. I was very active in French club at my university, so I've got tons of fun ways to practice French at home!
My rates are lower than many tutors on here, because I'm just getting started tutoring in this area and am looking to build a client base. I recently graduated college in May 2015 with my bachelors in French and Anthropology. My senior year I received the COFLT Award for outstanding achievement in French language. I studied French all through high school, and then took a gap year and traveled around Europe. Out of my 6 months there, I spent 3 months in France doing a language school