I always make sure I know the aims of the students I work with and how they learn best. From there, I am able to construct lessons individually tailored to their needs and strengths! Each lesson usually begins with an introduction on a certain subject (e.g. verbs, greeting, feminine and masculine, etc.), then progresses to interactive exercises so we can begin to apply what we have learnt in the session. I believe that practising conversations is one of the best ways to learn and I always try to integrate them for at least 20 minutes per hour. For a complete beginner all the way to expert, I can help someone progress in the most interactive and efficient way!
When I work with children, I believe that positive reinforcement is the best method (showing them with enthusiasm that they’re doing well to build self-confidence, using stickers for those who like them, talking about their achievements and improvements, etc.). I also always adjust to the needs of the child. Since they are all different, they also learn with different methods. For that reason, I listen and observe and then try my best to help, modelling my methods to the child. Being an enthusiastic person in general, I also bring a bit of fun and humour at the appropriate time.
I am originally from Québec in Canada and am fluent in both English and French. French is my mother tongue and I have completed all my years at school and university in the language. This, coupled with my teaching experience in English, gives me great confidence in my ability to provide excellent French tuition for all ages and abilities.
I have more than 150 hours tutoring experience, teaching French to grown ups, as well as English, Maths and science to KS1 and 2.
I have comprehensive experience as a lead teacher for Key Stages 1 & 2 at an academy that provided children with supplementary education. I was tutoring them on a variety of subjects including Maths and English, providing them resources corresponding to their needs and helping them with their school homework. When I lived in Québec, I was working as a tutor, helping children of Year 3 to progress in school through supplementary education and homework help (Predominantly covering French, Maths and Science). During my time in Québec, I also taught in a primary school, with classes in Reception and Year 5. In addition to my teaching, I have more than 5 years experience as a nanny, making me extremely comfortable caring for children.
I also have more than 2 years experience tutoring French 1-to-1 with grown ups! I love meeting new people and helping them progress and learn something new! I always make sure I know the aims of the students I work with and how they learn best.
I'm an outgoing, open-minded person, with a good sense of humour, an enthusiastic personality and a passion for working with children and helping their progression. I also pride myself on my hard work and dedication.
I am currently studying psychology as part of my degree, after my first certificate in Social Sciences. This included two internships in elementary schools for a total of 6 months. After I graduated from high school, I also studied for 3 years for a college diploma in the humanities, specialising in education. Therefore, I am confident in my knowledge regarding child development and education.
One to One Tutoring
September 2019 - Today
More than 150 hours of tuition one to one (in person and online). From teaching French for grown ups and kids of all abilities, to English, French and Maths for KS1 and KS2.
Tutoring – Lead teacher
SEPTEMBER 2019 – March 2020
Helping Key Stage 1 and 2 students to progress in their academic performance, as well as helping them with their school homework, preparing relevant material for them, updating what they have learned after every lesson and informing the parents of their child’s improvements and challenges.
Nanny | Bell-Smith’s family
JULY 2018 – NOVEMBER 2019
I began caring for this little boy when he was 2 weeks old and have had the pleasure to look after him and his social, psychomotor, and personal development.
Nanny | Lavoie’s family
FEBRURARY 2017 – AUGUST 2018
Teaching Internship| La clé-du-boisée school (Québec, Lévis)
SEPTEMBER 2015 – DECEMBER 2015
Teaching and assisting in the education of a class of 10 year olds. This experience taught me valuable teaching methods and gave me confidence being in charge of a class of 27 children.
Teaching Internship | L’harmonie school (Québec)
JANUARY 2014 – MAY 2015
Assisting and observing a kindergarten class. This training allowed me to make connections between learning and child development in the school setting and gave me experience with a wide variety of children with different needs.
Tutoring | Berges school (Québec)
NOVEMBER 2015 – DECEMBER 2015
Helping 8-year-old students with their homework, finding learning solutions and creative methods that suited their individual learning styles.
Butler | Le groupe Je Reçois Traiteur
JANUARY 2014 – MARCH 2018
Managed a team of waiters and chefs whilst being the client facing manager on the day of events. This job also involved setting up banquet halls, serving food and drink, and meeting clients' needs optimally at weddings, funeral services, baptisms, etc.
Téluq Université du Québec | General Certificate - Psychology
IN PROGRESS - ONLINE
Second General Certificate (2nd part of a 3-part Bachelors Degree). Classes on Child development, social psychology, teenager’s psychology, psychotherapies, etc.
Laval University | General certificate – Social Sciences
SEPTEMBER 2014 – DECEMBER 2015
First General Certificate (1st part of a 3-part Bachelors Degree) focused on preschool and elementary education.
Cégep Limoilou (Québec) | Humanities DEC – Education profile
SEPTEMBER 2011 – DECEMBER 2014
Equivalent of Advanced/Supplementary Levels. This program led me to understand the development of the child and the importance of the educational environment and support provided.
Trustworthy and hardworking.
Fluent in French and English.
Excellent time management skills.
Adaptive to different environments.
Autonomous, but loves teamwork.
Optimistic, creative, and open-minded.
I strongly recommend Frédérique as she helped my daughter with her homework from school. She easily build a relationship based on trust and gave my daughter the knowledge and self confidence she needed to get trough the rest of the school year.
I have known Frédérique for many years now and throughout that time she has worked in the care and education of children of all ages and abilities. I know her to be engaging, enthusiastic, and patient; as well as having the ability to tailor her teaching style to best accommodate her students. I cannot recommend her enough!
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