Information About Maria PazVaughan tutor
My name is Maria and I am a University of Toronto Graduate. My academic experience is in French, English, Italian and Spanish. You could say I have a passion for languages and communication. call me a language buff, or a linguaphile. I love expressing myself in the different languages I speak and I look forward to sharing that excitement for learning a new language with my students. There is a unique joy to finding a new way of expressing what you feel, think and believe!
I have been tutoring for 5 years part-time to youth (ages 11-14) as well as to adults. I help my students understand how to help themselves by pushing them just a little ahead of what they already know. By engaging with content a little harder than your current level, you can step up to the next level in your language learning.
My approach is based on the communicative method of language teaching which encourage fluency and listening comprehension. By having natural conversations in a range of subject areas specific to your needs, students will gain vocabulary knowledge and learn to understand native speakers.
Depending on your needs, I can focus on grammar and language construction for assignments, essay writing or business communications.
I can also apply a very visual teaching style and you can expect lots of photos and videos of words or ideas we are discussing. This helps to form a visual connection to the word/idea being learned. I find this has helped me greatly in remembering concepts in the language I am learning. You can also expect to be talking a lot and presenting.
Finally if the student prefers I can assign exercises to be done between sessions and charge a reduced rate to mark the assignments and give feedback.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- University of Toronto (2013) - French and Italian Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)