I am a French native and a credentialed French teacher. I was born and raised in France and attended the Sorbonne University in Paris before moving to the Bay Area. I have been teaching at all levels of high school, community college, as well as after-school programs for the past eight years in the East Bay. I am in close contact with a lot of French teachers in the area and we routinely share our experiences with our students. Teaching is a passion of mine. I enjoy helping my students in ... [more]
I believe that I can help a student with English vocabulary because I speak with fairly sophisticated words in my regular speech. I read a lot as well, and I constantly learn new words through this medium. I believe that I can help a student improve his vocabulary by encouraging him in using synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms.
I believe that I can help a student passing the TOEFL exam for two reasons. One is that, being a foreigner myself and having experienced the challenges of this language, I am able to direct and support the student in a most efficient way. I am very familiar with English grammar and can provide the necessary support in listening and communicating as well.
I think that reading helps a lot in learning how to spell. There are ways to help improve spelling skills as well; i.e., identifying prefixes and suffixes.