Improve your English conversation with a native speaker in and around Antony/Sceaux
I am from Southern California, living and teaching in France for 10 years. I have worked with all age levels from age 5 to adult. I personalise my lessons according to the level of my students and their individual needs. I have taught grammar, vocabulary, reading, and conversation. I have also worked with students in preparation for the BAC, TOEFL, school and job interviews, etc. I have worked with adults specifically in the area of conversation and work-related English skills. I have roughly around 35 - 38 students per year, working from one hour at least once a week with each one. I have retained the majority of my students over the years and have watched many of them graduate from high school with impressive marks on their English BAC. More importantly for me, I have seen them become fluent English speakers, not just students who know how to do well on an exam. This is what has made me the most proud of all. And I am very proud to see how my students have progressed over the years and how much they enjoy speaking English! That is what teaching is all about!
I have a BA from UCSD, majoring in Sociology, 1989.
As for my formal education and background in teaching: I completed two teaching programs for Elementary Education and Special Education in San Diego, California.
I worked as a primary school teacher in California, as well as working with students with special needs at the high school level (1992 -2005). I have worked for years with second language learners and speak several languages myself. I have a true love and passion for languages and hope to impart this to my students. Most importantly, to learn English because they want to learn and like to learn the language, not simply because they 'have to.' I try to make learning fun and interesting, and I enjoy teaching immensely!