- Hourly rate $45
- Response Time 3h
- Number of students 25
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French speaker helps you develop your French language ability - speaking, pronunciation, reading comprehension and written expression
- at their home
- By webcam
Ms. Shiren is one of our best tutors. High-quality profile and excellent qualifications, organised and responsive to lesson requests, appreciated by their students!
About the lesson
I first identify the needs of each student by assessing their strengths and weaknesses, then building a focused program that will place a strong focus on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation as well as reading and listening comprehension, and written and oral expression. Developing an understanding of Francophone culture and relevant geography is also an important element of being able to communicate effectively with Francophones around the world. We will use materials that will expose the student to these cultural realities.
- French speaking
- French listening
- Elementary School
- Junior High / Middle School
- High School
Early childhood education
About Ms. Shiren
I have studied French extensively, from elementary school through to the University of Toronto and various professional work placements in the Francophone-speaking world. I have lived, worked, and studied in France, Quebec, and Francophone Africa.
I have taught languages including French, as well as other subjects to students of all ages for over 10 years. I have also taught in French while working abroad.
Perfect! Ms. Shiren is a knowledgeable, experienced and patient tutor. She responds to messages promptly and she is quite professional. She made my daughter comfortable within minutes of the first teaching and she was able to identify her strengths and areas of deficiencies. I will recommend her to future students and parents as a French Tutor.
Perfect! Ms. Shiren is a very fluent French speaker and I really enjoyed speaking with her. As well, her feedback helped me to to gain a better understanding of my own French competencies.
Perfect! Ms. Shiren is really good in teaching. She prepared useful French materials with exercise to practice with me. It’s really organized and she knows what she is doing. My level is not beginner but also not advanced, pretty weak in speaking, good at passing exams. Teacher designed the lessons suitable for my level, I like it!
- See the response Ms. Shiren : Wendy is a dedicated student, eager to improve her French level and ability to communicate in the language. She makes every attempt to communicate in French and is diligent in reviewing class materials and homework assignments. Student motivation is a key to success and Wendy is committed to that success.
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Nos années d’amitié ont développé chez moi une admiration pour Shiren. Shiren est plus qu’un tutrice, c’est une alliée qui vous soutiendra et vous accompagnera tout le long de votre cursus. Elle est méthodique, patiente, méticuleuse et élabore des plans de travail spécifiques pour chaque étudiant. Son amour pour les langues lui permet de les décortiquer pour développer une compréhension profonde et de fortes connaissances grammaticales.
N’hésitez pas à lui faire confiance, vous en serez ravis !
My friendship with Shiren developed an admiration. Shiren is more than a tutor. She is an ally who will support you and accompany you throughout the entire curriculum. Shiren is methodological, patient and, meticulous. She is also creating unique learning plans for each student. Because of her love for languages, she analyses them and has developed a strong awareness and grammatical knowledge.
Trust her and you will be amazed!
I've known Shiren for over a year in a health/fitness setting and it has been an absolute pleasure working with her. She brings professionalism, friendliness, and enthusiasm to each encounter I've had with her. I recommend her services for her punctuality, work ethic, organization, and genuine care in other people.
Shiren is a great language teacher and has a gift of language. She can teach English, French, Spanish, also shows good communication in Chinese.
She has a fully prepared course outline and makes every student better engaged in her class.
Ms. Shiren is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who dedicate her time to help students learn what they needed, she investigates how different methods of teaching could help people to learn better.
Shiren was a great French tutor! She is very knowledgeable and a natural teacher. She does a great job at explaining grammar and proper French but also teaches you how to have casual conversations as well. Shiren is a warm and friendly person and makes you feel comfortable immediately. Highly recommend!
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- 5 h: $220
- 10 h: $430
- + $$5
- $ 45/h
Please note that 24 hours notice must be provided for classes that will be missed. There may be an opportunity to reschedule based on both the student's and my own availability. There will be a fee charged for missed classes that are not reported with advanced notice and that are not rescheduled for another time.
Find out more about Ms. Shiren
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
I started studying French, as the second official language of Canada, at the age of six. I started officially learning Spanish and Chinese at the ages of 14 and 15 respectively, and have always had a love of languages, communications, and writing, and sought out language study and enhancement whenever I could.
What makes you passionate about your subject?
It seems to be an innate desire I have to understand communication and culture, and how they reflect and impact each other. I like to observe how different languages express different cultural values, and often, how they reflect very similar cultural values but in different ways.
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
I enjoy seeing students I tutor go from little understanding of, or a lot of confusion about, a subject to a state of self-confidence with the language; a greater desire to grow and improve; and a sense of pride and success in their own work in the subject they sought tutoring for.
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you? Please explain.
My university-level Spanish literature teacher and my high school teacher of both French and Spanish inspired me with their unique approaches to teaching and their visible passion for the languages they taught. Their own passion was very evident in the creativity they presented in the activities selected for the class. They would often go to great lengths to ensure the material was engaging to us as a class, and that we as students were inspired as well.
What are your keys to success?
My keys to success are to find your passion and commit to it for the long term. Don't do it for results; but when you see the results you gain as a result of your investment, you will be pleased and proud of your own growth.