I am a private school teacher. I teach high school English Literature, English as a Second Language and French as a Foreign Language. I have also been a private tutor for the last 5 years. As a private tutor, I've worked with all ages. I've helped young children with focus and organization and with homework home. I've helped middle and high school students with time management and essay writing. And I've helped adults with language acquisition and business writing.
I believe what has made me a successful teacher was my time as a student myself at a French language school. I paid attention to what teaching methods worked for me and why, and I brought that into my own teaching methods. This perspective really helped me plan lessons that were successful for my students. I try to keep my lessons interesting, age-appropriate and hands-on.
Particularly for language learning, I believe in diving right in and speaking the language from day one. I don't believe memorization or the typical approach of "starting with the alphabet" helps language learners achieve their goals.
I love sharing my passion for languages, writing and literature with my students, and seeing them make real progress. I like the creativity involved in customizing my lesson plans to fit my students' interests and having as much fun during lessons as we can.
My favorite part about teaching my English literature classes was seeing the transformation from English class haters into students telling me it was their favorite class at school! There's nothing better as a teacher than hearing that from your teenage students.
I'm learning a lot, it's amazing, patient I recommend it to everyone !!
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