Mr. Alexandre B.
Masters degree · 31-35 years old male
"I teach conversationally and students learn grammatically correct language by practice rather than rules ; My style of teaching is based on French conversation dealing with diversified topics like currents events, popular culture, politics, economics, news, etc. I also help student to read and discuss French literature and newspaper/magazine articles and editorials. One of the aspects that we can discuss more...
"I teach conversationally and students learn grammatically correct language by practice rather than rules ; My style of teaching is based on French conversation dealing with diversified topics like currents events, popular culture, politics, economics, news, etc. I also help student to read and discuss French literature and newspaper/magazine articles and editorials. One of the aspects that we can discuss is the French context surrounding various events or works, so that you have a more comprehensive understanding of the different levels of meaning at play.
I enjoy 'designing' and preparing lesson plans for each session geared to address particular interests of the student. In order to do this, I meet with the student and/or the family (depending on the age of the student) to work together to plan a course of study. I think that a good teacher is a sum of pedagogy+psychology+method ; with pedagogy being the heart of the process.
As a teacher then a videographer I have always chased that passion to turn something which was supposed to be 'boring' into something 'fun.'
The first thing that I will ask is : Why do you want to learn or improve your French and what are you expecting from me ? Then I will develop an overall course of action based on the time available (how long sessions should continue) to complete a set objective (ex. getting caught up for a course, overall grade improvement, preparing for a specific exam, etc.) and those assumptions.
I am creative in my teaching. I use my videographer background (multimedia approach) to bring insight and originality to teaching students.
I tutor daytime and evenings and I also tutor online, which is great for anyone who's busy or would like to take classes late at night.
I love working with people and sharing this passion. I am energetic and patient and relate well to students of all levels and ages. I am creative in my teaching." less...
|fee:||$40 (for 60 min)|
|years of tutoring:||1-3|
|travel distance:||20 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
|member for:||4 years and 3 months|
Education and Qualifications
|school:||Paris X Nanterre|
I am French, born and raised in Paris. A former videographer for the scientific community, I have a B.S. from Aix-Marseille II (Science) and an M.S. in Environment and Archaeology from Paris Nanterre (Paris 10).
I started teaching 10 years ago when I started a PhD at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Sharing my French culture is a passion and I would love to help you turn your language learning from a struggle into a fun and enjoyable experience.
New York, NY 10032
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