I have taught in public and private schools at the secondary (grades 6-12) for 10 years and at the college level for 6 years and counting. I was an item writer for the Proficiency (Checkpoint A) exam and Regents (Checkpoint B) exam in NY, before it became an exam to be written at the local level.
I do assessments for students who seek college credit for life experience, currently home tutor students at a local school district, and help grade tests for for people who want to be French or Spanish teachers or seek a bilingual extension on their current teaching license.
I regularly attend foreign language conferences to keep up on the latest teaching methods and belong to several local clubs to keep my language skills fresh. I have traveled to France, Switzerland, Quebec, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. I have spent 4 summers studying abroad.
I use a variety of methods to reach all learners: auditory, visual, and hands-on learners. I bring the real world to you, using a variety of resources on- and off-line. If we are practicing the numbers, then we use some resources with numbers, like the TV or movie schedule, or some numbers from a phone directory.
It is very rewarding for me to see my students succeed in learning a language.
In my free time, I attend language clubs in my area, ballroom dance, and volunteer at the local center for the arts, the food bank, and other local groups. I have donated tutoring hours to help a local nonprofit raise money. I am also in the process of learning my 5th language, Portuguese!
SUNY New Paltz - Bachelors, French
SUNY New Paltz - Masters, Secondary Education: French