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I’m Umut, and I'm an experienced French Tutor. I am currently doing my Ph. D. in French Studies at Western University. I hold a master's degree in French Literature and a bachelor's degree in French Language Teaching.
I'm a very enthusiastic, organized and patient person. I'm passionate about languages, cultures, travelling, reading and sports.
-Over the years, I've managed to bring many students from entry-level to converse and gain confidence- fluency in French.
-I have been teaching French language, literature and culture courses to university/college students and professionals for over 5 years.
-I have worked at different universities such as Western University and Simon Fraser University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, French Instructor and Tutor.
-I have also taught French to adults at different organizations such as Collège Boréal and the City of London.
-I gave beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses and worked with Professionals individually and in a group to improve their conversational and writing French skills.
*In the 2017-2018 academic year, I was selected as one of the top 8 professors by Western students and nominated for the USC Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
-I believe in personalized learning, an educational approach that focuses on each person’s strengths, weaknesses and objectives.
-I know that every student learns and motivates differently.
-My lessons are adapted to your learning style, your level and goals.
-I provide you a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in which learning a new language will be more fun than ever!
-I include a lot of interactive language activities in my lessons such as role play scenarios, videos, podcasts, games, etc.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT TEACHING FRENCH is to see my students' progress and see them speak more confidently after each lesson. With my private lessons, I’m excited to help you achieve your goals in French whether you learn it for school, for work or for fun.
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Additional Languages: English (American), French, Spanish, Turkish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Western University (2020) - French Studies (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
- Simon Fraser University (2017) - French Literature (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Dokuz Eylul University (2016) - French Language Teaching (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)