Keep calm and call a tutor. If you hear of anyone interested in learning French, Italian, Spanish, or English, or students who need help in reading, writing, social studies, and science, please send them my way. I'd love to help!
• 10 years in Fairfax County Public Schools – French Resource, French Immersion & ESOL
• Green Hedges Preparatory School - Adjunct Faculty
• Taught at Lado Institute, Languages Inc. & Berlitz
• Writing / Editing - The Journal Newspapers /
Latina Style / Viva Tysons / Le Nouveau Moi
• All ages – students from 4 years old to adults.
• References available. Testimonials below.
Porter Boys, 3rd, 5th & 6th Grades, Arlington County Public Schools ParentPorter Boys, 3rd, 5th & 6th Grades, Arlington County Public Schools Parent
"We call you our writing coach!"
Earl–Green Hedges School Parent–8th Grade –Spanish I“
a world of difference”
Heather – 6th Grade Parent, Fairfax County Public Schools – French Enrichment Porter Boys, 3rd, 5th & 6th Grades, Arlington County Public Schools Parent
We had SUCH A COOL parenting moment late this afternoon - and all because of you!! Jonah and Noah started speaking a little French at our dinner table (we were having some casual small plates at PF Changs…) - Jonah started saying "I like pineapple" - etc.. pointing out ingredients, and Noah, who started French in 8th grade this year, but takes it each day and has so far a 100% average kept up. We were impressed with both of them - and it was so fun and startling to hear/watch/see them speak a different language. Soon Jude was trying to pick up on it, as was Jake and we found ourselves promising Jake that he, too, would take from you some point soon. Anyway - HAD to share - it was really incredible. They sounded so confident (Jonah in particular) - and in fact, they had a slight argument over the correct pronunciation of UNE. Jonah seems to say it with a distinct accent and Noah does not and told Jonah he was incorrect. Jonah about fell over. As you know, Jonah is opinionated and passionate and while he handled it well - agreed to disagree. The entire exchange was cute and was so incredible. Hopefully some day all of the boys will be fluent in French - and we will have done them a real service!!
We are just beyond thrilled - and you should be too. Greg and I were talking again at lunch about this - and how Jonah's inflection seems to be spot on - of course, we know nothing - but still - you can almost tell that his is more speaking-based than rote memorization - because the true inflection really seems to be there and he is not bashful at all at executing the language the way that it has been spoken and/or taught to him.
Anyway - we're just thrilled.
Thanks again - oh - and the BEST part is that they were actually giggling and having a ton of fun over it. It was truly awesome.
Thanks a million!
All My Best,
Jane – St. Stephen's Episcopal School Parent – 8th Grade – French II
Sam is certainly making progress in French with your assistance. I can't tell you how much we appreciate your help. It has really made a difference to him and us.
William – Flint Hill Report Card – 11th Grade –French IV
Over the past two years, I have witnessed William develop into a talented French student with an eagerness to learn and a mature, responsible attitude in every single class. William does not hesitate to participate regularly. His hand is often in the air, as he anxiously awaits an opportunity to speak a language that is not his first. As a result, William’s speaking and listening skills have significantly improved. I look forward to a successful completion of the rest of the year.
Valentina is having a wonderful second quarter. I am amazed at how far she has come in such a short time. She can now communicate to her friends quite fluently in English, and also understands most written and spoken instructions. Valentina has made leaps and bounds in all academic areas and has really shown how determined she is to succeed in second grade. Valentina has progressed tremendously in the development of the English language this quarter. Great job, Valentina.