In 2016, building on over fifteen years of experience in developing innovative and fun-filled French second-language summer camp experiences throughout the Greater Toronto Area and in response to a need for year-round language learning support in our community, Camp Tournesol launched its online French tutoring program.
Now a division of Camp Tournesol, Great French Tutors continues to fulfill our core mission of supporting student’s bilingual journey in convenient and customized online learning experiences. Drawing from the best of our experienced and fully trained counsellors, Great French Tutors provides busy families with an important tool for continuing their language learning journey. Read about the advantages of online French tutoring in our blog here.
With Great French Tutors, we focus on one-on-one targeted support, which could include specific French language skills or simply homework, with repetition, positive reinforcement, and most importantly lots of practice. Weekly French lessons are customized by each French tutors with your child’s specific needs in mind. Our French tutors include graduates of our summer camps programs who are selected because of their excellent ability to connect with children and are usually working in the school environment or are teachers-in-training.
Students benefit from the individualization and can see themselves improving session after session.
Our educational tutorial service is adaptable to students of various levels but is primarily destined for students in grades 1 through 12. However, if you are interested in registering a child outside of these age ranges, do not hesitate to give us a call and we can certainly adapt the program to your needs!
The primary focus of our program is reading and reading comprehension, as students work through texts with the support and guidance of our tutors. During each session, students will read one short story and work through pre-, during-, and post-exercises with the tutor to strengthen reading comprehension skills and reinforce the themes of the text.
As a result of reading, students also develop their skills in understanding grammar and vocabulary. Students are exposed to common vocabulary and sentence structures that are necessary for communication, that are reinforced in the activities they complete during each session. Because the entire session is done online with a tutor, students also gain valuable speaking and listening practice! Students hear the pronunciation of key vocabulary and phrases that they will practice and incorporate into their own speech.
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The tutors in our educational tutorial services are equipped with a bank of stories and activities that they personally select according to your child’s interests and levels. As such, should there be a concept that takes a bit more practice before mastery, they are well-equipped to undertake such revision; likewise if a child grasps a concept very quickly, the tutors can easily take the student’s learning to a deeper and more complex level. Each session prepares students for authentic usage of French, both in and out of the classroom; all of the exercises and activities in the program are developed alongside the Ontario French as a Second Language curriculum, ensuring that what your student will be learning will directly apply to their French needs. Why not try our no-risk home tutorial services NOW!