In what languages do you teach ?

French, English and Spanish.

Will you teach a student in their home ?

yes, using one of two proven effective methods: skype and, if a student lives less than 4 km from my office, in person . Many students also come into the office to take advantage of a variety of pedagogical tools – including a blackboard – and a supportive learning environment. All methods are available at a reasonable price.

How much do lessons cost and may I pay through CESU ?

The first half hour of your first lesson is free. After that, the price is determined by the number of people in a class and the number of hours scheduled per week, costing from 8 to 27 euros per hour. After 20 hours of instruction per month, a discount of two euros per hour will be deducted from your base cost. Payments are accepted in cash, check or bank transfer and you may be eligible for 50 to 70% reduction . Go to the “rate and payment” tab on our website to learn more.

Is Skype an effective way to learn when teacher and student aren't in the same place ?

Skype works! Each student submits all learning materials in advance for their lesson. During the lesson, screen sharing enables work to pass between student and teacher to make sure that time is spent in learning and not recopying – or waiting for email. It’s always possible to alternate instruction between in-person classes and skype.

Can you help me determine the most effective study method?

Yes. Each lesson uses a variety of tried and tested methods aimed at achieving proficiency in maths, physics and chemistry. You will learn how to formulate questions, to listen effectively, how to retain the essentials, how to organize your materials, and how to score well in subject tests. You’ll have every tool you need to gain confidence and proficiency.

What results may I expect and what evaluation criteria do you use?

In my more than ten years of experience I’ve found that, with regular academic instruction and review, your scores may be expected to increase from 3 to 5 points in two trimesters. Fast results in the beginning are followed by progress into greater levels of competency (progressive during school year or intensive during vacation periods). Study is based upon organized review of materials and lots of practice drills. Another technique I encourage is for parents to sit in on their child’s PH.DOM course at home. They may then help with homework exercises between classes that make sure key points of the preceding lesson are reinforced. Evaluation criteria an increased proficiency level in one or two trimesters and a global  improvment of your end of year results. Another evaluation tool is the comments of former students and their parents on this site and others, such as Superprof and LinkedIn. In the past ten years I have instructed more than 150 students who have succeeded in raising their scores or have achieved higher grades on their final exams.

Are you available to teach during vacation periods, holidays and weekends ?

Yes, I teach from 9 am to 8 pm every day except Sunday. During vacation periods, I offer intensive courses for students who want to fill in the gaps in their previous learning experiences.

Do you recommend group lessons?

Yes. I highly recommend group lessons for 2 or 3 students, especially during vacation periods. The only condition is that these students be at or near the same level. The price for group lessons is very reasonable.

Can you prepare students to succeed in specific programs, such as CNED, Hattemer, SAT, IBS or lycées internationaux?

Yes. I have instructed dozens of students in all of these programs. Diverse classes are often conducted in a mixture of English, Spanish and French.

Do you have experience in teaching students with dyslexia, discalculie or dyspraxia ?

Yes. To better teach these students I have developed a pedagogy that combines the simultaneous utilization of auditory and visual memory, rhythm and adapted work, repetitive and systematic exercises, techniques to strengthen memorization, and other proven teaching strategies.

What do you offer that is different from typical learning institutes?

I can combine multiple subjects in each session. So you won’t need different teachers ans I can adapt from one week to the next according to a student’s needs. Thanks to CESU, my rates are competitive, particularly for groups. Your bill is due at the end of the month (no need to pay in advance) and I can accommodate you in 3 languages. Finally, I offer classes online via Skype. P.H.DOM is designed to be flexible to your schedule and is devoted to the pleasure of learning.

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