Redlands, CA, 92374
Joined on May, 2013
Any day in the evening
Up to 10 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationB.A. French Literature, Cornell University
M.A. French & Applied Linguistics, Penn State University
M.A. Translation Studies, Kent State University
M.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Redlands
ExperienceI have 4 years of experience teaching French as a university French instructor and can help students of French with the following:
- pronunciation accuracy
- speaking practice
- reading comprehension
- writing (whether for short homework assignments or compositions)
- test preparation (regular classroom exams, SAT II French, AP French, etc.)
I love working with students of all ages and am extremely patient and understanding when it comes to teaching French, since I used to be a student of French myself. Despite not being a native speaker (I began learning French in the U.S. at age 12), I have a native accent that is very easy for both French people and students to understand. As I've discovered over the years, one advantage to not being a native French speaker is that I can understand the areas of difficulty that English-speaking students encounter when they're learning French and can help them improve in problem areas using explanations and examples based on comparisons between French and English. I have a thorough grasp of French grammar rules and can also share a lot of online resources with students that can help them when they're studying independently.
Other information about me:
- recently worked as a professional translator in Paris
- served as an editor for "French Essentials for Dummies" (published by Wiley in June 2011)
- studied at the University of Paris for 2 semesters during college
I look forward to working with you!
Hobbiesjigsaw puzzles, organ music, pelicans, independent learning, translating, drinking tea, walking, language and literacy
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