French online tutor: Which skills for a good french online tutor.

Getting a teaching certificate doesn’t guarantee that your tutor will be a good French online tutor, therefore you need to detect his skills/qualities which will be added up to his classes.

French online tutor has Pedagogy. 

  • The different process set up by the teacher relative to the objectives and problems identified by him, would certainly make a big difference in your improvement. However, it is a difficult thing to evaluate as a student. You can anyway ask your teacher about it and see if his answers and his point of view. 

French online tutor has the patience. 

  • Indeed a good teacher  will be a patient one. And when there are difficulties and problems, he will always put himself in question. Each student gets this rhythm in the learning process and the teacher will have to respect and adjust the pace of teaching accordingly.

French online tutor has the empathy.

  • Teaching with a certain empathy makes it easier for the student to learn but as well to build a stronger relation between the student and the teacher. Indeed a student will be more confident with a teacher who cares and really listens to him/her. This confidence will help for the learning process, especially for speaking practice.

French online tutor has skills and training in new technologies.

  • Today, the internet is a fabulous opportunity for teachers to enhance their classes through new technology on the web. Indeed, there are lots of websites offering games, quiz, video, songs, integration with students etc… 
  • However, to be used efficiently, the teacher really needs to put effort into knowing the best website and then he needs to integrate it into his teaching methods. Indeed it won’t be enough to simply add exercises from the internet into the class.
  • Moreover, the online class supposes that the teacher knows how to efficiently use Zoom, skype, google hangout etc…  In addition, teachers will have to master the online sharing network system to keep class available for the student and create thus the interaction.

French online tutor has sympathy.

  • Obviously, your teacher needs to be sympathetic and motivated. His/her energy will be, without a doubt, a fabulous leitmotiv for you and useful for your learning process. Learning is the main thing in the class and it will be so much easier in a good and fun atmosphere created by a sympathetic and motivated teacher.

I’ve always thought learning french would be difficult, because of all the exceptions in the language, but MyFrenchTeacher have made learning French fun with the practical and interactive word games. And the sharing of the additional French cultural information adds more ‘dimension’ to the whole learning process. Additionally, the regular interaction with my French tutor allows someone like me, who travels a lot, to still be able to refresh the classes on-the-go. So far, it’s been a great start to my French learning experience.

Mary Yeh
Corporate Ethics and Compliance Manager, Asia Pacific Region