French online tutoring is a program where your child meets with a tutor face to face online through the Zoom platform. The duration of the French tutoring session can then take place from the comfort of your home where you can listen and monitor the session as you would if a tutor came to your home.
So… Are there more reasons to choose online tutoring?
YES of course!
Here are 4 reasons to choose online tutoring for your FI child:
1. The Landscape of Children’s Activities is Changing
Parents across the province are looking for ways to give their kids a leg up, and are registering them in extra-curricular activities to explore their interests and and develop their skills. As a result, children’s calendars are filling up and becoming less and less flexible around traditional tutoring hours (typically after school), creating difficulties for parents to find tutors available when and where they need them. Having a French tutor who is flexible around your hours, and further, who adapts to changes in your scheduling (i.e. more frequently than once a week, or easy to reschedule) is one of the needs online tutoring programs meet.
2. Gain Authentic Exposure Outside of the Classroom
Most children in French immersion are taught by a teacher who is a product of the French immersion system, and unless their family is French or they go traveling, it is very difficult to hear French as a living language outside of the classroom walls. By participating in the online tutoring program you allow your child to gain authentic exposure to a different accent and different culture. Because we can recruit outside of the GTA, we have several tutors who are native speakers or have very strong verbal skills, meet them here!
3. The Best Tutors Aren’t Always Close to Your Home
Finding a good tutor can be difficult, particularly if you’re looking for one-on-one tutoring from your home. Getting experienced tutors that are highly trained can be a challenge, especially when university-level students are often moving out of the area to go to school. By participating in an online tutoring program, you’re no longer limiting yourself to the tutors available in your region. Several of our tutors are past counsellors at Camp Tournesol so they are pre-screened. Also, most, if not all of our tutors are training to be teachers and have surpassed our standards of enthusiasm, professionalism and language skill.
4. Children Are Very Comfortable With Technology
We are in the age of continuous technological advancement. Many children know how to FaceTime their parents instead of actually calling them. Our online tutoring program responds to their learning environment, where children believe that using technology is the “cooler” way to learn and they can even learn French while in their pajamas.
So What’s Next?…
Why not give our online French tutoring a try at no risk to you! We guarantee full satisfaction or money-back guarantee if you are not 100% happy after the first session. Visit our webpage for more details and watch your child’s French skills and confidence skyrocket!
Written by: Annie Bellemare
About Annie: Invested in the world of education for over 10 years, Annie Bellemare has had the great opportunity to share her experience and passion for the French language at Camp Tournesol since 2009. She graduated from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières with a Bachelor’s degree in Second Language Teaching. After her first degree, she decided to pursue her studies at the master’s level. At the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Annie completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development. Her thesis was on youth identity and French-language education in Ontario. Her present role is Special Education Consultant at Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. As a Curriculum Director, Annie collaborates with the Camp Tournesol’s team in providing an optimal French learning experience to our campers as well as our students at the Brouillet French Academy.
Contact Annie Bellemare at email@example.com | 905-891-1889