My fascination for language and communication combined with my passion to help others learn and acquire new skills makes me a passionate language teacher who will focus on delivering the best possible instruction for you.
Besides my studies at university, the years of learning and teaching language have allowed me to gain a vast amount of knowledge in the field, which in turn helps me assess and intuit what a student needs to work on and how to help them.
Writing: essay or report composition, structure, clear flow of ideas, punctuation
Grammar: words, sentences, verb tenses, prepositions
Listening: taking notes, recognizing main vs supporting ideas, reduction and contraction of words
Speaking: pronunciation, small talk, presentation and conversation skills, debates
Reading: understanding ideas from individual words to sentences, taking notes, identifying arguments
Vocabulary building: expanding the words you know and know how to use them correctly
Study skills: how to go about learning more of the language you want or need to learn
Having learned French, English, some Latin, Spanish and Portuguese and a few chunks of other languages has allowed me to experience first hand how much work it takes and how fun it is to express oneself in another language, so I can deliver encouraging and compassionate language instruction.