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Kelly has done an amazing job tailoring the lessons to my learning style and immediate needs (learning french for an upcoming work trip).Oct 21, 2019Verified
One of the best instructors I have ever had with French. She understands how people learn and thus able to successfully teach anyone . I have been so impressed in the month we’ve worked together. I look forward to continue our lessons together.Feb 20, 2020Verified
I had a great experience working with Kelly! I had taken some French in the past and wanted to refresh my knowledge and continue learning, and she quickly identified where I was in the learning process and what strategies worked best for helping me learn. She was really prepared for each session and always made sure to incorporate my individual questions into the lesson plan. I would highly recommend working with her!Sep 2, 2019
Kelly is a great teacher. She is willing to personalize the lessons and work at a comfortable pace catered to each student. It is evident she has a vast knowledge of the language, as well as enthusiastic and encouraging to teach. I am excited to learn more!Sep 18, 2019Verified
Kelly seems to love teaching French. She is very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is a patient and kind teacher. I have found her tutoring to be extremely helpful.Sep 12, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?*Possibility of discounted rate for prepaid session packages; please inquire for details. *Initial meeting/call at no charge to discuss your goals, answer any questions you may have, and make a plan for how to help you meet your learning goals. *Sliding scale rates available on a limited basis - I believe in making education available to everyone, and I am willing to work with you on pricing if needed and when I have sliding scale openings available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?During our initial conversation, I like to learn about your background, learning goals, and learning preferences. If needed, I do a baseline assessment of the your reading, writing, and/or speaking abilities, according to the area(s) that you wish to improve. I happily answer any questions you may have for me (choosing the right teacher is important!), and I propose an individualized plan of study based on the your personal needs and goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am currently a PhD student in French Studies at Brown University, and I also hold two MA degrees in Language and Literature with a focus on language acquisition and pedagogy. I have completed extensive and specialized training in language instruction, dual language immersion, special education, and approaches to teaching language to people with a widely varied learning styles and abilities. In addition to my formal teaching experience - which includes teaching French immersion courses, French language and literature courses in both a public middle school and an independent high school, and college-level French courses at three universities - I have also worked as a private tutor for over a decade, developed a wide range of course materials and curricula, and worked with students of all ages and abilities.