My teaching methods include the following: lectures, discussions, brainstorming, problem-solving and role-playing. I enjoy incorporating technology and fun facts into my classes in order to engage students and peak their curiosity about the French language!
For students who wish to learn French: a typical French class includes an introduction to a new concept using a lecture-based method. I explain the concept and discuss how it's used by providing examples to students. I will then ask students to complete worksheets to practice what they know, and then we will take it up together once they are done. With any time remaining, I enjoy playing games or using scenario-based role-play in order ensure the student has correctly understood the concepts taught/learned. Students are assessed prior to beginning.
For students who need homework help: a typical French class is designed the same as above, with the exception of using classes to go over homework and focus on areas of difficulty.
I love working with students and being able to show them that learning another language is easy and fun! I have not only worked with all age groups, ranging from Kindergarten to University, but I have also had the pleasure of teaching in France and at the University of Guelph!
I have experience teaching students in elementary and secondary school, university and college, and at the corporate level.
I am a full-time French teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Honours (French, Sociology, Business), Bachelor of Education (French) and Master's degree (French).
Inspiring students while helping them learn another language and gaining the confidence to practice speaking this language is my passion!
Travel costs vary depending on where you are located.
French & Computer Teacher — The Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E., 2017-Present
• Teach the Ontario French Immersion curriculum to grades 4 to 7 Core French students and
Computers to grade 4 students
• Create the grades 4 and 5 French course resource books and the computer curriculum for grade
• Manage classroom sizes of approximately 18 to 20 students
• Lead students through oral and written comprehension and production activities through the use
of their resource books or textbooks (On y va! 1 and On y va! 2)
• For French, use technology to teach new vocabulary and grammar lessons while shedding life
on the francophone culture in order to engage students
• For Computers, lead students through research tips and familiarizing themselves with core
programs in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Conduct formative and diagnostic assessments, summative assessments and formal assessments
(Assessment For, As and Of Learning)
• Hold parent-teacher interviews and prepare individual student reports in order to expand upon
students strengths and weaknesses
• Coach the elementary school girls basketball team and lead after-school co-instructional
activities twice per week
Teaching Assistantship/Practicum — L’université de Rennes2 (France) June-July 2017
• Assisted A1-C1 level (Common European Framework of References for Languages - CEFR/
CECR) French language, phonetic and cultural courses
• Reviewed homework with students, answers language questions and explained the goals of
specific exercises and supported students during work periods
• Organized cultural events for students to attend in Rennes, St-Malo and Normandy
• Worked closely with each teacher to understand how to create lesson plans and formal
evaluations which highlight the four competencies in FSL (FLE/FLS)
• Prepared a formal report and presentation which highlighted different teaching styles and
learning styles learned throughout this practicum through supporting methodologies in FSL
French Language Teacher — University of Guelph September 2016 - April 2017
• Taught A1-A2 level French to university students, 3 hours per week
• Prepared weekly lessons, evaluations and all in-class work material
• Ensured students were actively engaged in oral and written production, as well as
comprehension, on a weekly basis
• Held office hours one to two times per week, or by appointment, to assist students in need of
• Modified and updated the existing and out-dated course curriculum for this course
• Worked under the supervision of Dr. Dawn Cornelio
Tutor — Private Tutoring 2015 - Present
• Experience teaching Kindergarten through Grade 11 students in French (Francophone,
Immersion, Core and university students), English, Math and Geography
• Lead students through reading, writing, pronunciation and comprehension of course material
• Prepare daily worksheets, assessments and homework which target students area(s) of difficulty
• Coordinate lesson plans and plan Summer curriculums to keep students actively engaged in the
course they are struggling with
• For French, ensure each course reflects a cultural component of the Francophone culture, in
order to add a realistic component to our lessons
• Help students stay organized and motivated all semester long by using a quarter of our lessons
to understand and work on organization and time-management skills
Peer Helper — University of Guelph 2015-2016
• Lead students through a required Sociology course: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
• Guided students through NVivo software tutorials on a weekly basis
• Held office hours for students, in person and online through the university database, to assist
students who needed extra help
• Developed a Peer Helper manual for Professor Vargese (course Professor) to outline the roles and
responsibilities of a Peer Helper for this course
Teaching Assistant — Emily Carr Secondary School December 2015
• Lead grade 9 to 11 students through Marketing, French and Family Studies courses
• Assisted students with any questions they had regarding in-class activities and work sheets
• Shadowed the teaches during their preparatory periods in order to understand how to plan
lessons and evaluate students
Graduate Research Grant (2017)
Graduate Research Award, 85%+ cumulative average (2016)
Dean’s Honour Roll List, 85+ average (2015-2016)
Co-translated French novel, La nuit je suis Buffy Summers, with fellow colleagues (2016)
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