STAFF : THÉRÈSE DJOB
From a passion to a profession
FrenchEtVoila’s owner and founder, Thérès Djob is a French-speaking and Certified Teacher who has 10+ years of experience in Francophone and French Immersion Schools.
Thérèse is married and is a mother of four children (10, 8,5, and 4 months).
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Technology from University (Quebec, Montreal) and a Bachelor of Education from Cape Breton University (Sydney, Nova Scotia). Her capacity to teach has taken her across the country as she has learned and worked as an educator in three provinces. She has worked as a French & Math Resource Teacher for students with special needs at the l’etoile Acadie (Sydney, Nova Scotia) for 2 years. Therese also substitutes in the Edmonton, Beaumont, and Leduc regions. Therese is passionate about language education and strives to leave a positive impact on each life she encounters, no matter how small.
In 2016, when Thérèse moved to Leduc, Alberta, her and other French immersion parents noticed there was no French tutoring support in the area. She started by tutoring her own children and noticed a great improvement in their academic grades. In 2018, FrenchEtvoila was born and became the first tutoring service in Leduc.
Thérèse is a French-speaking native and certified educator, with over eight years of teaching in Francophone and French Immersion schools. Thérèse is a substitute-teacher at Edmonton, Beaumont and Leduc area. Thérèse has a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Technology from University (Quebec, Montreal) and a Bachelor of Education from Cape Breton University (Sydney, Nova Scotia). Her capacity to teach has taken her across the country as she has learned and worked as an educator in three provinces.
Thérèse enjoys working with children and has been fortunate to witness how teaching in French has been transformational in her students’ lives. She has taught both math and science in French and, as a mom of three, has taught on subjects beyond the scope of the classroom.
Thérèse is passionate about language education and strives to leave a positive impact on each life she encounters, no matter how small.
She arrived in Quebec in 2004 from her native country (Cameroon) as an international student. Six years later, she graduated from the University of Quebec in Montreal with bachelor degree (major mathematics and minor technology). She then moved to Nova Scotia where she obtained a Bachelor of Education from the University of Cape Breton. During her stay in Nova Scotia, she gained extensive experience by teaching both adults and children inside and outside schools.
In 2016, Thérèse moved to Leduc with her husband and her young children.
The entrepreneurial flame broke out in 2017, when Thérèse could not find French tutoring classes in Leduc for her children. She decided to teach them
herself by taking a break from her full-time teaching career to take care of her young children.
The remarkable academic results of her children led her to the idea that she could support parents and children in her community by offering tutoring classing to those in need.
A year later FrenchEtVoilà business was born!
It must be said that Thérèse has always had an entrepreneurial streak in her. Education and entrepreneurship are a family story. Her mother and grandmother were experienced and successful teachers and entrepreneurs.
FrenchEtVoilà officially opened at the end of summer 2018 in Leduc. It is a private company offering personalized tutoring services in French. It offers children the opportunity to reinforce what has been taught in school and to adults a friendly environment to learn, speak and refresh their knowledge of the French language. As a mathematics teacher Madame Thérèse also offers mathematic tutoring classes.
Field of activity and commitment
To date, FrenchEtVoilà services are used mostly by English speakers whose children are in French immersion programs, adults who are learning French and students of all grades who need help in Mathematics.
Since the start of this business, its customers have been satisfied and testify that the services provided have brought them:
- more confidence when speaking French
- a significant improvement in academic marks after 2 to 3 months of classes;
- less stress and frustration when doing homework.
The primary objective of FrenchEtVoilà is to develop and promote a bilingual community.
In 2018 and 2019 FrenchEtVoilà was interviewed by Radio Canada and was mentioned several times in Business Link articles, such as in its guide for immigrants.
In April 2019, Thérèse participated in the 3rd edition of Contes et Légendes De Chez Nous, and won third place.
In December 2019, Thérèse won the Young Entrepreneur Award 2019 from Le Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta.
In February 2020, Frenchetvoila was nominated by Leduc Chamber of Commerce for the Small Business Award 2019.
Since its creation in late summer 2018, FrenchEtVoilà has grown, as the demand for French services is constantly growing, Thérèse has set up a waiting list to be able to manage the flux of new customers and preserve the quality of the services provided.