I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I went to a great, small Charter school that allowed me to be involved in tons of activities: Art Club, Latin Club, Newspaper Editor, Mock Trial, Speech & Debate, Model U.N., Prom Committee, Volleyball, Church Choir and Yearbook Committee. In addition, I was very involved in my community serving as a youth commissioner for the City of Phoenix Human Relations Commission that sought to right all injustices and support under-represented communities in the Valley. I also served as a Youth Ambassador to Taipei, Taiwan and participated in an exchange/hosting experience. Thanks to my education, I scored well on the PSAT and became a National Merit Scholar. In 2007, I graduated high school and was offered a full-tuition scholarship to Texas A&M University.
After a summer studying in Tuscany, Italy, I started my four year undergraduate career at A&M. I have a Bachelor's in French, having studied abroad in Normandy. While at University, I was a Teaching Assistant for French 101 classes, leading oral laboratory classes twice a week, grading all homework and offering additional private tutoring for struggling students. I also have a minor in Art & Architectural History- my favorite period is over-the-top Rococo shortly followed by more austere Ancient Greek architecture. I've taught ESL in France for the past three summers as well as full-time after graduation. While in France, I held private tutoring for a 5th grader, a high school senior and a conversation group for 50+. I've tutored children as young as 5, middle and high school students, advanced university students and adults.
I love the French language and culture so much and would love to help encourage you, too! I've also got a strong background in European History, and have done lots of work helping students perfect their English essays.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Texas A & M University-College Station - Bachelor in Arts, French
SAT Verbal: 700
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