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"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going" - Rita Mae Brown, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer's Manual

I believe that above all else, language is the key to understanding our vast and ever-changing world. If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to speak every one of our planet's languages.

I am a student at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, majoring in French and minoring in English. Upon completing my bachelors degree, I intend to pursue a masters degree in French-English translation. I have a passion for languages and the crucial role they play in our world, and I am endlessly looking for more opportunities to learn. I am inspired to tutor because I value education as one of the greatest opportunities a person can be given, and I love seeing the ideas and ambitions of language students. My favorite subject to tutor is French, as the language is incredibly dear to my heart. The French language has so much history and rich culture, and it is easy to be inspired by its beauty. In my spare hours I enjoy immersing myself in the worlds of literature, exploring the real world around me, and creating art, food, and poetry.

Undergraduate Degree:

 North Central College - Current Undergrad, French major, English minor

ACT English: 34

Expanding my personal library, studying language, exploring nature & civilization, cooking, baking, home decorating, discovering new coffees & teas, making art

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP French

British Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Conversational French

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

French 1

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

HSPT Language Skills Prep

HSPT Reading Prep

Medieval Literature

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

World Literature

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that at the core of learning, there must be a passion, or at least a tiny spark that promises the possibility of a passion. In teaching, I attempt to find that spark within a student and transform it into a passion, using my own love for the subject as a springboard.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would converse with them about what it is that inspires them, and tell them what inspires me. From there, once I know where the core of their motivations lie, I would begin our tutoring session, keeping both their practical educational needs and their personal goals in mind.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would ask them to remember the excitement they originally had when they began the subject. I would then ask them to think about why the subject is important to them. From there, I would continue helping them to learn the material, only this time finding ways to relate it to their own life. I find that for myself and many others, reminding yourself of the motivation you had at the start of your learning process can reignite the desire to succeed.