I have a B.A. in French and a diploma in Business French from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris. I also speak Greek, Italian, and Spanish.
I have worked as a private tutor in the area of foreign languages, essay writing, and a variety of other subjects for more than a decade. In that time, I have witnessed the difficulties many students have when learning something that seems unfamiliar, uninteresting, or just makes no sense. Seeing this, I believe it is my responsibility to be a positive influence by ensuring that all my students do well and understand the material. For example, with French, I always give them a brief English grammar lesson beforehand which helps tremendously boost their confidence level as the foreign gradually becomes familiar.
I am truly excited about working with students and encouraging them to excel. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing a student conquer his/her fears and expressing him/herself in a way he/she never thought possible. I work with each student’s specific needs in a patient yet firm manner. I also exhibit determination, empathy, and humor to make learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Most importantly, I am personable and understanding and believe that brings me closer to helping my students.
In my free time, I love cooking Mediterranean/Greek cuisine and would love to open a restaurant one day. I also write poetry, short stories, etc. and am currently working on my first novel. Lastly, I adore knitting and crocheting cute, fashionable clothes and accessories for girls.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Hofstra - Bachelor in Arts, French
cooking, reading, writing, knitting crocheting, music