Hi My name is Mia. I am 14 years old and I come from the Phillipines. I came to Luxembourg in September 2018. I’d never had French nor German classes before. So I really had a hard time at the start of the school year. I am in the English section of the European School in Mamer/SFR3-EN in a class where students have been studying French for 8 years and German for 5 years. I had FX grades as I didn’t go through integration class (« classe d’accueil »). I remeber I would always panic when I had tests.
However when I have been regularly coming to LuxSynapse to Ms Yim for 2 hours a week from September to June, my French and German improved quickly as she helped me study and prepare for my tests. I am very happy with my teacher because she explains things very well, and has a lot of patience. My grades have gone from FX in the first semester to B in the second semester (A is the highest score you can get).
The exercises she gave me were very helpfulm, therefore I decided to keep my French tutoring during the summer holidays every other week as I didn’t want to forget everything that I had learnt during the school year. I want to be prepared for the next academic year (2019-2020). My parents are very satisfied with my report and progress in both French and German. I want to encourage other students and tell them that with a good teacher and hard work, you can succeed, no matter how big of a gap you need to fill in.