Mr. Michael Q.
Bachelor in French · specializes in French And English · 51-60 years old male
"I enjoyed languages even as a teenager. I went on to get my B.A in French and study Spanish and German while in college. My experience, both academically and culturally, makes me a perfect choice for the one who is wanting to learn French or English. My linguistic background is not only theoretical but also practical. I am able to help you in all areas : reading, writing, oral comprehension and speaking more...
"I enjoyed languages even as a teenager. I went on to get my B.A in French and study Spanish and German while in college. My experience, both academically and culturally, makes me a perfect choice for the one who is wanting to learn French or English. My linguistic background is not only theoretical but also practical. I am able to help you in all areas : reading, writing, oral comprehension and speaking, no matter your level. My teaching method is based on observation, from which I am able to create exercises and activities that inculcate positive language habits. The repetition of positive language habits supplants old ways of communicating, and you become more confident as a result. I am patient and encouraging with my students. I love my work. Let me know if you have questions." less...
|fee:||$20 (for 60 min, negotiable)|
|years of tutoring:||10 and more|
|students tutored:||100 and more|
|travel distance:||10 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
|member for:||8 years and 9 months|
|references:||References available upon request|
Education and Qualifications
|school:||San Francisco State University|
Welcome! I am fully bilingual, having grown up with both English and French. I am American with a B.A. in French from San Francisco State University. I taught French to undergraduates at Florida Atlantic University while pursuing my Masters degree there in French Literature. I also taught French at a private high school in South Florida. I created and administered the mid-term exams, and was responsible for choosing textbooks for my classes. I have also worked as a private French and English tutor since 1980. I have tutored also at Sacramento City College and at San Francisco State University.
I work with beginners to advanced, and can address all areas of language acquisition (reading, writing, oral comprehension, and speaking).
I most recently returned from China where I taught English to students and staff at Shenyang Agricultural University. My supervisor there is an excellent reference, and remains a very good friend of mine.
I am currently teaching English and French privately in person and via Skype. I am very approachable and would love to hear from you. Look forward.
Portland, ME 04101
full address is on file
|Elementary & Junior High School|
|English as 2nd Language||ESL|
|Tao Te Ching|
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rating and Reviews
"A Personable tutor"
Dealing with Michael over the last year and a half, I have always found his way of interacting with people to be just wonderful. Not only is Michael a great tutor he is also professional in his affairs. I noticed that he gives his students a free trial run on his methods before they get started. I would recommend him to anyone interested in improving English or French skills.