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Ashley G.

Madison, WI

$40/hour

Master's in French Studies with International Experience

Background check passed as of 5/31/12
5.0 average from 105 ratings
Great French tutor, very responsive to our tutoring needs
— Wendy, Novi, MI on 6/18/14

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Oakland University
French and English
Master's Degree, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Coursework

Education

Oakland University (French and English)

Master's Degree, The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Graduate Coursework)

About Ashley

My Experience:

I hold a BA in French and English from Oakland University (Rochester, MI). I tutored French at OU, spent 9 months studying abroad in Orléans, France, and spent two separate school years (2012-2013 and 2014-2015) working as an English Language Assistant in French high schools. Currently, I am spending the summer completing a bilingual communications internship in Montreal, Canada as I finish up my Master of French Studies with a concentration in Communications.

What makes my tutoring different from others?

Just because somebody speaks a language doesn't mean they know how to teach or explain it. I have a strong understanding of both French and English grammar which allows me to break these subjects down into easy-to-understand, digestible material. I can help students understand the rules of grammar and how to break them - a key part of gaining fluency. Furthermore, I am a strong believer in not simply handing out answers. I work with my students to help them discover the answer using the knowledge they have gained throughout their studies and during our tutoring sessions.

Why French?

French has been my passion since I first studied abroad in college. That experience opened me up to a country and culture which, until then, I had only studied on paper. Studying abroad brought the French language to life for me, and this passion is what I aim to impart on all of my students! My hope is that through making the French language more accessible to my students, I will not only open up their minds to bilingualism, but spur them on to pursue the language further, incorporate it into their personal or professional goals, and - most importantly - use it!
My Experience:

I hold a BA in French and English from Oakland University (Rochester, MI). I tutored French at OU, spent 9 months studying abroad in Orléans, France, and spent two separate school years (2012-2013 and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Madison, WI 53703
Background Check: Passed

"Great French tutor, very responsive to our tutoring needs"

- Wendy, Novi, MI on 6/18/14

"Very patient!"

- Elden, Madison Heights, MI on 10/14/16

"Outstanding (structured but flexible, inventive and personable)"

- Carrie, Madison, WI on 7/6/16

"Very patient and encouraging."

- Nancy, Minneapolis, MN on 7/1/15

"Very good at what she does, helped me a lot with my final exam"

- Amna, Troy, MI on 6/11/14

"Great Tutor"

- Pamela, Novi, MI on 6/10/14
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary

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ACT English

Many community colleges and universities request ACT scores in order to get a better idea of a student from an academic point of view. The ACT English section is all about mastery of one's mother tongue. From vocabulary to grammar to context clues, I'm happy to help you learn to navigate this section with a bit more ease!

English

English is a beautiful language with many subtleties, and my experiences in learning French have taught me to appreciate those subtleties even more! Holding a B.A. in English, I am also a native English speaker with excellent grammar and vocabulary skills, and would be more than happy to help students with their studies in this subject.

ESL/ESOL

My studies in English and French have helped me appreciate the difficulty of learning a new language. My experience teaching English in France has helped me further relate to students and understand how to help them better in their pursuit of the English language.

French

Grammar is so important to the application of an acquired language. But, at the same time, French isn't all about book learning. It's also about knowing how to apply the vocabulary you know to various real-world situations. Along with traditional learning, I enjoy incorporating knowledge of common phrases and expressions not found in the average textbook into tutoring sessions to keep things fun, interesting, and relevant!

Grammar

Grammar is, most simply put, the reason I majored in languages. Grammar is fascinating. Like math, it has formulas and variables. And, like math, there is a difference between memorization and application. Once you know a rule and its exception, the next step is to apply - both in homework and on-the-go - in order to master it.

Literature

Literature is one of the keystones of a B.A. in English. Being able to read, appreciate, analyze, and explain literature is one of the best ways to hone your critical thinking skills. I will be glad to help you in these areas!

Proofreading

Proofreading is an important step in writing process. Checking spelling, word-choice, and sentence structure is vital in order to achieve a perfect product!

Vocabulary

An expanded vocabulary helps to give a writer a greater depth of language from which to choose when writing. Furthermore, a diverse vocabulary makes writing and reading more interesting and intriguing, in general providing a better experience for the reader or writer in either task.

Writing

Writing is perhaps the most powerful form of expression. To put one's thoughts and ideas on paper not only turns the abstract into the concrete, but also give it a form which is more easily distributed. History shows that writing has always been an integral part of changing the world, and writing well is the way to do this. With a B.A. in English, I have experience writing in a variety of styles. I also successfully completed a university-level course in Advanced Critical Writing in order to improve my writing skills. I would be glad to help you with yours!

Oakland University
French and English
Master's Degree, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Coursework

Education

Oakland University (French and English)

Master's Degree, The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Graduate Coursework)

Great French tutor, very responsive to our tutoring needs — Ashley tutored our daughter intensively for one month to bring her up to speed for a study abroad in France. She was very helpful with a college French class (300 level) by explaining the intricacies of grammar at this level. She went above and beyond the face-to-face meetings by creating worksheets and finding helpful websites for additional practice. She keeps in touch well by texting, email, an ...

— Wendy, Novi, MI on 6/18/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashley will travel within 20 miles of Madison, WI 53703.