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Certified English Instructor, Native (USA) English speaker, French Language Speaker

Hello! / Bonjour! I am an American, native English speaker, artist, instructor, and life-long enthusiast of languages, arts, and cultures. I am 35 years old and I am from Michigan in the United States.
I began learning French and German at a young age. I studied French for several years in middle school, high school, and at my university. Currently, as a self-taught learner, I am studying French, German, Italian, and others. I also organize group conversation events for French language learners and natives, and I taught English to French students in France.
As a learner of multiple languages, I am familiar with the challenges of learning a new language. Over time, I have tested and adapted different tools, methods, and approaches that work for myself and others.
My favorite parts of teaching English and French are:
- Teaching about the culture as a way to learn the language of the culture
- Leading conversations that match your interests and learning goals to help you practice pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic and cultural expressions, and fluency
- Leading reading exercises (books, news, literature) to help you practice reading comprehension while improving your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
- Leading dialogues (short fiction skits, theatre plays, scripts from real interviews) to practice speaking skills, expression, and to help you comprehend the nuances of American English
- Help with editing and translating your written work (e.g. cover letters, books, video subtitles, essays, fiction, and homework)
- Using your favorite textbook or learning materials to create more engaging, useful content
- Finding creative ways for you to teach yourself and to become an independent learner

I studied with the International TEFL Academy and received my Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Level 5 Teaching Certification to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) / English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in 2020.

I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan in the United States, and I teach art and creativity.

Some of my other interests include: Cooking, gardening, reading, writing, dancing, spending time outdoors, swimming, running, traveling, watching movies, meeting new people, and learning about cultures and languages. I have traveled to France, francophone Canada (Vieux Québec, Montréal, and Ottawa), and Ukraine.

I am new to teaching, but I have some experience teaching a wide variety of ages. This means I am open to customizing my teaching methods to best match your learning style, interests, and goals.

Most importantly, helping others reach their goals is fulfilling work to me. I would love to learn more about you and want to help you succeed.

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting you!

Extra information

If you are scheduling an in-person lesson at my location (the teacher's location), we will meet at a public place near the address provided (library, café, coffee shop). If I am traveling to your location, and you are located outside of Michigan, please contact me to arrange travel plans before you book a lesson.

Location

At teacher's location: Legal Services of Northern Michigan, Garland Street, Traverse City, MI, USA
At student's location: Around Lyon, France
At student's location: Around Paris, France
At student's location: Around Grenoble, France
At student's location: Around Tours, France
At student's location: Around Traverse City, MI, United States
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults
French:
French for adults, Fsl
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, French

About Me

Hello! / Bonjour! I am an American and native English speaker, French speaker and French culture enthusiast, artist, instructor, and passionate about learning. I am 35 years old and I am from Michigan in the United States.

I began learning French and German at a young age. I studied French for several years in middle school, high school, and at my university. Currently, as a self-taught learner, I am studying French, German, Italian, and others. I also organize group conversation events for French language learners and natives, and in 2020, I taught English to French students in France.
As a learner of multiple languages, I am familiar with the challenges of learning a new language. Over time, I have tested and adapted different tools, methods, and approaches that work for myself and others.

My favorite parts of teaching French and English are:
- Leading conversations that match your interests and learning goals to help you practice pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic and cultural expressions, and fluency
- Leading reading exercises (books, news, literature) to help you practice reading comprehension while improving your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
- Leading dialogues (short fiction skits, theatre plays, scripts from real interviews) to practice speaking skills, expression, and to help you comprehend nuances (of American English)
- Help with editing and translating your written work (e.g. cover letters, books, video subtitles, essays, fiction, and homework)
- Using your favorite textbook or learning materials to create more engaging, useful content
- Finding creative ways for you to teach yourself and to become an independent learner

I studied with the International TEFL Academy and received my Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Level 5 Teaching Certification to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) / English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in 2020.

I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan in the United States, and I teach art and creativity.

Some of my other interests include: Cooking, gardening, reading, writing, dancing, spending time outdoors, swimming, running, traveling, watching movies, meeting new people, and learning about cultures and languages. I have traveled to France, francophone Canada (Vieux Québec, Montréal, and Ottawa), and Ukraine.

I am new to teaching, but I have some experience teaching a wide variety of ages. This means I am open to customizing my teaching methods to best match your learning style, interests, and goals.

Most importantly, helping others reach their goals is fulfilling work to me. I would love to learn more about you and want to help you succeed.

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting you!

Education

- Certificate TQUK-Ofqual Level 5 in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TEFLTESOL), International TEFL Academy, Illinois (virtual), USA (2019-2020)
- BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts), University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design, Michigan, USA (2003-2007)

Experience / Qualifications

- Teaching English as a foreign language and to speakers of other languages (EFL/ESOL)
- Teaching multidisciplinary art and design, children through adult ages

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Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7  Monday at 7:00  Tuesday at 7:00  Wednesday at 7:00  Thursday at 7:00  Friday at 7:00  Saturday at 7:00  Sunday at 7:00
8  Monday at 8:00  Tuesday at 8:00  Wednesday at 8:00  Thursday at 8:00  Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 8:00  Sunday at 8:00
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