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Qualified teacher offering English and French tutoring online

I am a qualified teacher with five years of experience working in a variety of educational settings in the UK, US and Canada. My specialties are English literature and Language, English as an Additional Language, French and Art.

Here in the UK, I obtained my PGDE from the University of Edinburgh and I have taught English in local Secondary schools in classes ranging from 20 to over 30 pupils and tutored privately in small groups as well as one-on-one. In Canada, I obtained my B.A. in English literature and Art History (1st class). There, I taught art in bilingual English/French classrooms to pupils ages 5-15 in summer and afterschool programmes.

I tailor my approach to the individual. I do not believe there is a "one size fits all" method of teaching which works for everyone. What I believe in is getting it right for every learner. We'll work together to identify your goals and make a plan to meet them using your learning style. This will depend on your age, your first language, whether you are struggling in school and need support or you are trying to achieve the highest mark possible on your portfolio and national exam.

Extra information

Bring a laptop and internet connection

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 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 there!

My name is Joan and I look forward to becoming your or your child's tutor. I'm a qualified teacher with five years of experience teaching in a variety of educational contexts in the UK, US and Canada.

My favourite thing about private tutoring is that, unlike in the classroom, I can dedicate my time and complete attention to the individual learner. If they are struggling in school, I can offer additional support with their assignments. Or if they need more learning opportunities due to school closures and the struggles of remote education, I can create more lessons and assignments to ensure they do not fall behind before schools re-open. If they are entering a year with national exams, I can familiarize them with the portfolio and exam requirements and how to prepare. Together, we'll identify their goals and find the right approach to meeting them.

Education

Education

University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland
Professional Graduate Degree in Education - 2020
Secondary School English

McGill University Montréal, QC
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Art History May 2019
● Dean’s Honour List
● GPA 3.9/4.0
● Golden Key International Honour Society member
● Faculty of Arts Internship Award 2017

Languages
English and French

Experience / Qualifications

English Teacher, Moray House Online School Edinburgh, Scotland April 2020 to present

● Creating content through WordPress and Media Hopper to support teachers, pupils, and parents cope with limited instruction opportunities during the pandemic
● Creating and adapting individual lesson plans, sequences, and full units
● Supporting online discussions about English, French, and art coursework and standardized testing
● Acting as an editor and moderator of content created by students and colleagues in these areas
● Collaborating with University of Edinburgh academics to communicate aspects of their research in ways which engage young people

English Student Teacher, Knox Academy Haddington, Scotland Winter Term 2020

● Taught three English classes daily, team-taught, and observed colleagues
● Planned lessons, created class content, and marked assignments
● Assisted struggling pupils one-on-one outside of class
● Worked closely with pupil support and affiliated special education school
● Visited and observed primary schools in the school district
● Participated in parents’ nights, departmental and school-wide meetings, and in-service days

English Student Teacher, Holyrood RC High School Edinburgh, Scotland Fall Term 2019

● Taught three English classes daily, team-taught, and observed colleagues
● Planned lessons, created class content, and marked assignments
● Participated in parents’ nights, departmental and school-wide meetings, and in-service days

Private English and French tutor Edinburgh, Scotland Fall 2019 to present
● English literature and language
● English as an additional language
● French literature and language


Visual Arts Instructor, Centre d’art Préville Montreal, Quebec Summer 2019
● Taught skills and techniques in various media to students aged 5 to 16
● Served as a daycare monitor
● Completed health first aid and mental health first aid training

Caregiver/Tutor Montreal, Quebec Burlington, Vermont 2015 – 2018
● Held part-time positions for several families while in school
● Cared for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children
● Helped with homework in bilingual households
● Administered therapeutic treatments for special needs child

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