I am an undergraduate, completing my Associates of Liberal Arts at Northern Virginia Community College with a focus on languages. I then plan to move on to George Mason University where I will be completing my Bachelor's degree in Linguistics. In high school, I tutored my fellow students in French, and I was the president of JCL (Junior Classical League) also known as Latin Club. As president, I created effective and informative games which covered materials from Latin 1 through AP Latin 4. For example, I made a children's book of the Aeneid, which helps students remember important events and dates through visuals and poetry. Since I've grown up in a family of ten, I've had the opportunity to teach Latin to my younger siblings, ages 10 and 12, doing things like calling our dog "canis" as a way of helping them learn. In French, I've created visual devices to help students distinguish between specific grammatical constructions and word genders. For instance, I have lists of French words, categorized by gender, which have a picture of the word with a gender specific article of clothing on it. They range from a picture of a mouth with lipstick, "la bouche," to a movie theater with a top hat, "le cinéma." I am also well experienced in how to properly approach timed writings as well as essay writing. In my AICE/AP Language and Composition class, I produced an essay for the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which my teacher requested an extra copy of so that she could use it as an exemplar for next year's students. I am a member of The National Society of High School Scholars, World Foreign Language Honor Society, Virginia Senior Classical League, and I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Civic Seal. Outside of academics, I enjoy drawing, writing, reading (especially language books), hiking, swimming, and kayaking with my family.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: NOVA - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics
Writing, drawing, kayaking, swimming, and hiking.
High School English
Study Skills and Organization