Hi, I am Andrée. I love tutoring and teaching. I structure my lessons according to your specific needs and level. My goal is to make you speak as much as possible. By empowering you building the necessary vocabulary and practicing the right pronunciation, I will help you to be able to sustain a conversation for what you need and for your specific goals.
I pull from my long term experience of 27 years in teaching French Immersion and from my Master degree in teaching French as Second Language. I had been tutoring for almost 8 years with Vernon Immigrant Services many adult students from different cultures. I have presently 2 students, one in ESL and one in French
I need to know one week ahead if you need to cancel your appointment
Andrée Girouard B.Ed, Master Ed. (concealed information) (concealed information)(cell) #128- 4100-24 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1M2 (concealed information) (home)
PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE: as a tutor in Elementary, High School and Adult continuing education, to create an enjoyable and structured learning atmosphere where every student can succeed and have fun learning
• enthusiastic, energetic and passionate
• ability to produce creative and engaging lesson plans
• flexible and able to adapt to various situations
• patient and punctual
• engaging leading presence
• strong art skills
• create a comfortable and productive learning environment
• implement curriculum by also recognizing the diverse learning needs of children while
assessing, evaluating and reporting on student progress
1. as a French Immersion classroom teacher in Elementary Schools
• in Grade 2-3- ¾- since 1988 at Beairsto School, Vernon. School District no 22.
• in Grade 2 at Calgary Board of Education (CBE), Alta
• in Kindergaten & Grade 2 at Fort McMurray Catholic Separate School, District 32
2. as a substitute teacher in Elementary and High Schools
-at School District 22 from K-12 during Master Degree studies 2006 to 2008 (educational leave of absence)for different subjects, like French, Social Studies, Physical Education and Arts
- at Calgary Board of Education, Alta fall of 1986
- at CECM, Montreal, Qc in 4 schools 1980-81
3. as a tutor (private and in groups)
• VDISS: Vernon District and Immigration Services Society, Vernon, BC 2011 to 2017
-Private one-on-one teaching English as Second Language on a regular basis, usually twice a week.
-8 weeks tutoring a small multi-level group in 2016 with mixed origins and nationalities
• private at Lake Louise, winter 1987
4.Linguistic Researcher University of UQAM, Montreal, QC September 1976 to June 1977
Personal assistant of a Linguistic Professor at the Languages Faculty. Transcription of french dialects in Montreal's specific communities and neighbourhoods. Collection of data by recording interviews and dialogues with families, then translation in academic French.
•Master in Education in Second Languages
Simon Fraser University, B.C. May 2006 to August 2008
•Specialist in Teaching French Immersion and English as Second Language in Education
University of Ottawa, Ont. August 1982 to August 1984
•BA Education in Teaching Pre-School and Elementary
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) September 1977 to August 1980
•College Diploma, Human Science in Psychology
College Laflèche (Private) Trois-Rivières, QC September 1972 to June 1975
High School: College Marie-de-l'Incarnation, Trois-Rivières, QC September 1968 to June 1972
• Facilitator of workshop of Chronic Pain Self-Management. University of Victoria, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health Yoga Facilitator Certificate since April 2012
•Kripalu Yoga Certificate, Trinity Yoga, Kelowna, BC August 2009 to October 2009
Level 1, Yoga Certificate
•NVC: Compassionate Communication May 2001
Many workshops from Eric Bowers, established In Vancouver now about compassionate communication
.•YMCA Fitness Instructor August 1987 to October 1987 Practicum in Aqua fitness for adults.
•EMT/WMT: Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level A. Lac La Biche, Alberta
First Aid Certificate required for Ski Patroller in Alberta October 1986 to November 1986
•Alpine Ski Instructor Level 1, Olympic Parc, Calgary, Alta January 1986
•Psychology of Achievement from Brian Tracy's seminar 1986 to 1986
3 day motivational seminar of self-development and higher performance in a work environment
• Available at the interview or on request
Perfect! Andrée is very patient, friendly, and quick to deliver in regards to translations, corrections, homework assignments, coming up with new lessons, etc. It's a pleasure speaking with her each week!
Stephanie has developed a very pleasant accent in French. She is very keen to learn and her enthusiasm is contagious. I really enjoy seeing her progress and our sessions are always productive and very pleasant. Stephanie
Perfect! I enjoy learning French with Andree. I can tell Andree is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. I think I'm very lucky to have found such a good teacher. Highly recommended!
Tina is a very keen student and a quick learner.
Perfect! Andree's experience and skill as a school teacher make her an excellent French language tutor. She, herself, has a wide variety of experience and knowledge and so is easy to talk to.
Andree is a creative teacher- she often uses a book of little stories written by imaginative French elementary students in Quebec, which is a joy to read and listen to. She also teaches common daily French sayings and expressions that one wouldn't necessarily learn from a textbook.
Her method of teaching is student-centred - she listens well to what the student's needs are and focuses on these throughout the classes. For me, personally, the focus is on conversation skills, as that is where my own French learning has fallen short in the past.
Her classes are well structured, and this can be modified at any time according to the student's needs and desires.
Andree is a fun-loving person by nature and this makes her classes enjoyable as well as educational.
After only a month of French language tutoring I have already seen improvement in my conversational skills.
I am very happy to have Andree Girouard as my tutor and gladly recommend her to anyone who is looking for French lessons on-line.
I think VJ is a keen student who wants to improve. She has a strong background and seems to learn quickly.
Perfect! Andree was very prompt in responding, and offered a free lesson. We continue to meet on a regular basis for lessons. I find her friendly, and fun to learn with. She is always well prepared, and often finds new ways to teach me French. I would highly recommend her for tutoring.
Robyn was a very diligent student and was keen to do her homework. She always came prepared with lots of questions. She responded avidly with all my suggestions and was a quick learner. We both felt that she was much more prepared for her trip in France. It was a real pleasure to teach her. Way to go Robyn! I cannot wait to hear about your trip!! and how you could speak more easily during your journey! Andrée
I know Andree through Vernon Immigrant Services as i am learning English as my Senod language with her. I relate well with her because her sthle is very kind and forgiving. She corrects my mistakes with humor and we havecfun. We meet at the library and after reading funny books , we use them for comprehension, for enhancing vocabulary and touching grammar in the same time. As a Korean, certain sounds are difficult for me and I practice with Andree. I revommend Andree because she is a good teacher and you will learn well with her. She is trustworthy being always on tme and prepared for every meeting
This is Pari from immigrant service I think Andree is a great teacher and she's training is clear and useful
And also she's very friendly and kind.
I must thank her again.
Good Luck Andree!
I was introduced to Andree from the immigration center. She is a great teacher for me. Her lesson is very meticulous and accurate. Help me know what I lack, what I need. She is also always kind. A tutor with her is really meaningful and a good time. Thank you~!!
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