My love of teaching and tutoring French and German to students of all ages has given me personal satisfaction throughout much of my life. I have been fortunate to have had experience in teaching both of these languages for over 25 years to students ranging in age from 5 years old to high school age in both private and public school settings. I have also had the pleasure of teaching individuals who became expatriates. All my students experience success by obtaining in-depth knowledge of French... [more]
I feel that I am extremely qualified to tutor both French and German not just because I have done extensive coursework in these areas at the university level, but also because I have both taught and tutored these subjects for over 25 years. In the classroom setting, my students enjoyed the learning process and respected the importance of studying a language other than English. At the same time, all of the students whom I tutor have increased their grades by at least two or more levels. I do believe that the positive rapport that I develop with my students is due to the joy and comfort level that I convey to them during the teaching process. This in turn encourages them to study and ultimately improve their level. Finally, I strive to have my students enjoy the learning process and ultimately experience success.
Aside from my teaching certification and extensive coursework taken in German both at a cultural, literary and grammatical level, I have also had immersion experience. Because I was raised in a German speaking home, I feel totally comfortable conversationally as well. My love of teaching comes through with each student that I tutor by developing a comfortable setting in which to learn. It is perhaps this comfort level that encourages student self-confidence, as well as the desire to excel consequently producing a positive learning experience.