I currently teach high school French (levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP), but I will be leaving the classroom in to begin my doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I received a Masters degree in French Literature and Foreign Language Pedagogy from the University of Delaware, which is also where I graduated with a Bachelors in French Education. This extensive study of the French language and culture has helped me develop diverse teaching methods that I passionately bring to my students. I have lived abroad in France on two separate occasions, once as a student and then later as an English instructor. Since I have entered the teaching profession, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages and backgrounds (elementary aged to adult learners) who have all had different personal goals for wanting to become proficient in French. In my classroom teaching and individual tutoring, I always try to bring an immersion approach to the lesson, no matter the level of French of the students. I believe in communicating as much as possible in French in order to develop fluency. I can be very animated and creative when it comes to expressing myself so that my students understand the language! While I tutor any level of French, I have had great success helping students achieve a passing score on the AP French Language and Culture Exam. I am also very familiar with ACTFL's Oral Proficiency Interview and helping students develop conversation skills. Additionally, I enjoy tutoring students in the domains of study skills and organization so as to prepare them for high school or university. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my husband, working out and watching classic films.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Delaware - Bachelor in Arts, French Education
Graduate Degree: University of Delaware - Master of Arts, French Literature & FL Pedagogy
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