I am perfectly bilingual in French and English. I grew up in France to American parents, and don't consider myself to be French or American - I'm somewhere in between both!
I consider myself to be very easygoing while still keeping my eye on the big picture and overall educational objectives. I had a few tutors growing up so I know what it's like to be on the other side!
I enjoy helping others - I love the feeling of sharing a mental breakthrough with others. Teaching also rekindles my love for what I am teaching! Imparting knowledge is a great feeling, and I think that I always learn just as much from my students.
Henry uses a very systematic program that is tailored to my personal goals. He applies a combination of phonetics, grammar, and common usage. He gives helpful feedback every step of the way, and then tailors the next session based on my needs. As an eduator myself, I would say Henry has a gift for teaching.
Man of Many Words designed a program just for me. I had been studying for a long time with Duolingo and so had a decent vocabulary. But I couldn't speak spontaneously. So he worked with me on that, conversing on line in ways that enhanced my progress and boosted my confidence. Another friend who was a beginner used him, and for her he designed a more formal program combining speaking, writing and vocabulary. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Very kind, funny and patient
He found a way to make my 14 year old son really take possession of the French language - in a way none of the tutors we've worked with in the past have managed. All of a sudden, Dean was excited about his own progress, and came to his homework with a lot less dread. Incredible what working with a native speaker like Henry can do. Plus, Henry's got a great sense of humor and I think he made a big impression on Dean.
The first thing is to explore the specific goals of the student and their preferences in terms of time management, desired intensity and whatever else they may feel some way about!
My goal is for us both to have a good time while learning.
I grew up in France and attended French and International schools.
Always up to the student! I'm flexible.
I've always done it, whether it be through a service or just personalized lessons. I've given lessons for dollars, euros, wine, spanish lessons, whatever!