I’m Jeanne, I am a 21 year old french gap year student. I decided to go on a gap year to improve my English in Sheffield as well as gaining further experience in teaching.
I have a university degree in the field of Education Science. For my studies, I interned at three primary schools to gain experience.
Two years ago, I volunteered in an association to help young foreigners integrate into society by helping them to learn French. During individual lessons, we discussed various subjects such as grammar, vocabulary, syntax exercises.
Last year, I helped a child who had learning difficulties. This little girl was 10 years old, she was dyslexic and disorthographic. I saw her three times a week helping her with her homework reviewing some misunderstood concepts together. Our cooperative work allowed her to progress, and she began to see her work from multiple perspectives. I really liked helping her and seeing her evolution. It was a very interesting experience for me and my professional future. I am very passionate about teaching and keen to learn more. This is what motivates me to give private French lessons this year.
I don’t have one single teaching method because I think you should always adapt to the student's needs. Not everyone can learn in the same way (visual intelligence or auditory intelligence), so I am flexible in my methods. Learning can be done in different ways, such as using educational games, doing grammar/vocabulary/syntax exercises, or conversing on different subjects.