Heidi Gray : French

Heidi Gray
Subject : French
Native : English
France
(35) Lessons
100%      
(14) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $22.56 / £17.39 / €19.47
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Heidi Gray and I'm 24 years old and currently living in France. I am a native English speaker and teach English, French. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since March 2015. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, French. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello everyone,

My name's Heidi and I am an English and French teacher. I am based in South-West France where I have lived for seven years, before that I lived in the South-East of England. My interests are reading, watching films, painting (badly!), walking and travelling!

Qualifications & Experience

I am a qualified TEFL teacher, I did my training in Toulouse two years ago, and ever since then I have been teaching private lessons to adults, group lessons to children in after-school clubs and lessons via Skype.

I also help students with their English exams, as a high level is expected of them, adults wanting to better their career choices and children, whose parents don't want them to forget their English!

My wide variety of clients has enabled me to hone my teaching skills and really develop as a teacher.

Teaching Approach

Going through the French school system, I realized how many people needed help with their language but couldn't seem to find the right teacher. This is where I stepped in! I really enjoy helping people with their English and expats with their French, as learning a new language can be a difficult and daunting task.

I believe that when teaching languages, a wide variety of methods is important. All four bases should be covered (writing, listening, speaking and grammar) using a range of exercises, depending on the age of the learner and what it is they want to gain from their lessons.

I try to build up the confidence of the student so that they then have the courage to go and use their new set of skills in the world. I do this by engaging them in the subject, building up their knowledge and vocabulary, with each exercise growing in difficulty.

Finally, I finish with an activity which uses their newly learnt skills so that they come away feeling as if they've really achieved something.

Lessons should always be fun, interesting and most importantly, clear.

Detailed Profile in French

About me

Bonjour à tous !

Je m'appelle Heidi et je vis dans le sud-ouest de la France depuis sept ans. Avant ça, j'ai habité dans le sud-est de l'Angleterre.

J'aime faire la peinture, lire, regarder les films, se promener et voyager!

Qualifications & Experience

J'ai fait des études TEFL à Toulouse il y a deux ans et je donne des cours d'anglais et de français depuis! J'enseigne des adultes qui veulent améliorer leur carrière, les groupes d'enfants dans les activités périscolaires et les étudiants qui ont besoin de soutien scolaire pour leurs examens. Cette varieté de clients m'a donné l'expérience et de développer comme professeur.

Teaching Approach

Je crois que les cours doivent avoir une varieté de méthodes (écrire, écouter, parler et grammaire) avec des exercices qui correpondent au niveau et à l'âge de l'étudiant. Mon but est de faire cultiver la confiance de l'étudiant pour qu'il peut utilser ses atouts dans le monde. J'utilise des exercices qui commencent facilement et puis deviennent plus difficile. En conséquence, l'étudiant sent qu'il a accompli quelque chose qui va être utile dans le cours.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
10 Jul 2017
By : Aliiced
Subject : French 
Finally up to date on the feedback. We are focusing now on my listening and replying which I struggle with. Heidi has some great exercises and never loses patience! She rocks!
 
19 Jun 2017
By : Aliiced
Subject : French 
Almost a whole month since my last lesson but we are able to start right where we left off! we are into the nitty gritty bits now, Etre and Avoir, and it's hard but so worth it!
 
22 May 2017
By : Aliiced
Subject : French 
Yet more feedback! I've come back from holidays inspired more than ever to keep learning - Heidi never lacks enthusiasm or looks frustrated with me which is truly amazing lol! I am starting to be able to read whole paragraphs in French.
 
26 Apr 2017
By : Aliiced
Subject : French 
I was about to leave for holiday so this was our last lesson for a few weeks. Heidi is teaching me about ordering food and describing the weather. The restaurant exercises are fun!

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