English and French Language Tutor Tanya

English and French Language Tutor Tanya from Vancouver, BC
Name Tanya W. Recommended
City Vancouver, BC
Teaching English, French
Native Language English
Originally From Canada
Working With Kids, Youth, Adults
Levels I Teach Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons Take Place Online
Hourly Rate C$50

Native English speaker, lived two years in France and attended "La Sorbonne"; BC-certified teacher, five years classroom teaching experience, eight years tutoring experience -- all ages: elementary, high school, high school exam prep, ESL, FSL, French Immersion, children's phonics/reading, elementary and high school essay writing, literature studies, grammar improvement, help with university applications. I help students how to think critically and build their understanding of and output of language. I help second- language speakers improve their pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing skills. I use a structured approach for reading, literature, speaking and writing. I tailor classes to the individual learning needs of the student. I create a safe learning environment. I am intuitive and "in-the-moment", meeting students where they're at then taking them one level higher. I love interacting with my students and helping them to make progress in their language goals. 

Education / Certificates

Honours English and French literature degree, McGill; B.Ed., (*"University scholar"; and received prize from the Ambassador of Switzerland for excellence in French studies -- in particular for having the guts to study French literature in Paris, at the Sorbonne, with native French students);

 Bachelor of Education, Simon Fraser University (done in French).

Professional Experience

Two years teaching high school French, King David, a private Jewish school; three years high school English in private schools for divergent learners and also international students; FP ENG 12, Socials 9 (BC); ENG 10, 11 and 12, COMM 11 and 12 (BC); ESLCO, ESLDO, ENG U3, ENG U4 (Ontario).

Teaching Approach

  • "Non-Fiction Writing", an excellent program which offers a structured, step-by-step approach to writing around 30 different types of essays;
  • "Wordly Wise", a program for building vocabulary;
  • "IEW" (Institute for Excellence in Writing), an excellent program for building writing confidence;
  • literature studies, with reading comprehension/discussion questions for deeper thinking processes;
  • on-line literature, reading, writing, grammar, essay writing, communication resources;
  • informal conversation, both French and English;
  • homework help, including planning essays together by brainstorming, creating main ideas and supporting ideas, topic sentences, intros and conclusions, then editing once the student has done a first draft using shared google docs;
  • Sing, Spell, Read and Write (phonics/teaching how to read);
  • "AIM" (Accelerated Integrated Method, for speaking high frequency words faster), "Discovering French"(a high-school- level resource), and "Contacts, Langue et Culture", a college-level resource (French)¬†

Monday to Friday

Teaching Place(s)

Mount Pleasant (Vancouver)

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Abi K.

Great experience
3 years ago

Had a few good lessons with her. Highly recommend for French or English prep

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