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Robin

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When I graduated college, I was completely torn over my career choice – journalism or education. Writing had always been my strength and thus I aspired to make a career of my skill. I had not considered teaching when I began college. However, many of my friends there were education majors who influenced me on a daily basis as they passionately related how rewarding it was to be able to push a pupil just a little bit further through encouraging words.

When I was studying in Paris, I not only traveled throughout Europe, but had the exhilarating opportunity to tutor a French student in English. After a couple of weeks, she had become more than just my student – she was a special person in my life. In fact, I was so captivated by this experience that upon my return to college, I volunteered to be a teaching assistant for a French course. Although I lacked prior teaching experience, I instantly felt comfortable in front of the classroom. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with others and felt my enthusiasm made them eager to learn. Unfortunately, this experience took place during my last semester. I figured it was probably too late to change paths and become a teacher – though I longed to. Thus, I decided to give journalism a chance before considering other options.

Within a few months, I found my way to Wall St. as a financial journalist for Standard & Poor’s. While the job had been a thrilling learning experience, I knew that sitting in front of a computer all day hardly made a positive impact on anyone. However, that experience, combined with my many journalism internships, have qualified me to be the faculty advisor of The View.

I am now in my tenth year of teaching, having taught eight years of French and tutored one year of English as a Second Language. As I continue on my journey as a French teacher, it is my goal to work with students of all proficiency levels, from I to AP. I am currently teaching levels II Honors, III, and IV. In addition, I would like to become more proficient in Spanish, while continuing to expand my French vocabulary. I would also like to attend more professional conferences so that I can acquire new techniques for which to instruct my students.

Robin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: State University of NY at Geneseo - Bachelor in Arts, French and Communication (Journalism/Media Studies)

Graduate Degree: The Ohio State University - Master of Arts, Foreign and Second Language Education

Hobbies

travel, cooking, reading, shopping, playing with my cats

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Phonics

Reading

Writing