ESL and French language tutoring
ESL and French language tutoring

ESL and French language tutoring

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Introduction: Hello! My name's Sophia. I teach English and French ONLY ONLINE through Zoom, Skype or Facetime. I use the methods and skills I have learnt thanks to CELTA and TESOL certificates as well as International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers (IHCYLT). The methods and techniques such as asking the student special guide-like questions are highly effective as they let me use English during the lesson to a minimum and not making my lesson look like a lecture. Those questions allow my students to speak for the most part of the lesson, which means they practice it and I'm like the mediator between them and the material. During my lessons with my students I always stick to 80 (practicing)/20(learning) rule. 80% of the lesson I let my students practice as much as possible the language via dialogues, language games, critical thinking games and role-plays. My lessons are always, fun, engaging, conversation-based and planned according to my students' goals. Every lesson starts with a fun and engaging warm-up, where students are to recall the prior knowledge of the previous lesson, this allows my students to practice the learnt material and build their confidence for the future lessons. Further at the lesson, depending on the student's level, we study the material via reading an article, watching an educational video, listening to a song or an audio, based on the topic of our lesson. All the materials are thoroughly planned out to let my students achieve their language goals: such as speaking fluency, elaborate writing, wider vocabulary, correct usage of grammar and pronunciation. I teach ESL from Beginner level to Proficient to kids from 6 and up. (Elementary school - High-school). I also teach general, conversational, English for tourism and Business English to adults. I teach conversational English to teenagers from 12 and up. I also prepare for exams: such as TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, YLE, FCE. Thanks to my lessons students are able to communicate freely with their foreign business partners, kids are able to get ahead at school, achieve their goals, get fluent, pass the international exams and study in an English or French speaking countries, adults are able to read fiction and watch their favorite shows without subtitles and dictionaries. My classroom is a comfortable place where students are encouraged to feel free share their ideas and thoughts in English and so make mistakes. I also try to allow my students to be teachers sometimes, because it makes them more motivated and inspired to learn the language and to explore the world of learning and achieve their goals in life. I taught English and French in Specialized School #75 in Ukraine after graduation from V.N National Karazin University. I took Spanish as my third language in the University. I also tutored English to elementary, middle and high school students. I've been tutoring English and French for 5 years. I'm an online teacher at Skyeng school in Russia since 2017. I am also currently a Part-Time French tutor working online via Skype. I love my profession. I got my TESOL certificate from Arizona State University in 2018, CELTA certificate in New York in 2019 and IH (International House) certificate is also in 2019 in teaching young learners and teenagers. In my free time from work I like traveling, riding a bike, reading French literature. My main hobby is my work with international students, elementary, middle/high school students.
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MaJesty W.
Sep 29, 2021
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So excited to properly start classes with this amazing teacher. Our first mini lesson was quite informative. She’s willing to adapt to anyones learning abilities & she’s really kind. If your serious about learning a new language i highly recommend her!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No experience • Full fluency • No experience • No experience • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Viktoria V.
Jul 23, 2021
Sophia helped me to prepare for my TCF exam which was coming in 6 months. With her help I managed to really improve my language skills in French and raise me level from Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate.
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Amy S.
Feb 11, 2021
Sophie was a well-prepared, professional, and personable French teacher who made lessons fun by incorporating topics I was interested in. She is a great listener who really cared about my goals and interests. I learned a lot from her and really advanced my French abilities quickly. I highly recommend her!
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Karina B.
Dec 4, 2020
I had great ESL lessons with Sophia! She is very patient, lessons with her are always engaging and we became good friends. She helped me a lot with reducing my accent. Sophia uses a lot of various resources to help me become more fluent. The most efficient exercices were role-plays and authentic reading materials like from National Geographic, which really enriched my vocabulary and speaking skills.
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John C.
Dec 2, 2020
I've been taking French lessons with Sophia for half a year and I can say that my French has incredibly improved. With Frenchlanguagetutoring I managed to start speaking on most common topics with French people and at my work. I'm very grateful to Sophia! Recommend to everyone who wants to improve French and get fluent.
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