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Pursuant to your search for a qualified tutor, please find my attached resum. To specify my educational status, I received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

My educational endeavors at Berkeley and abroad have prepared me for skills and responsibilities required of a tutor in the multi-cultural center of New York. I have been speaking the French language for the past eight years and spent my third year of collegiate studies in Lyon, France at the Universit Lumire Lyon 2, improving my French language capabilities.

In addition to my year in France, I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and parts of Asia and Africa, which has endowed me with a broad understanding of international relations and world culture. My skills as an actor (having achieved minor studies in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley) have also
made me confident in my abilities as a communicator and listener.

Above all else, my experience as a substitute teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly in the Emeryville Unified School District, has given me the necessary knowledge to work effectively and reliably in
an education-type environment. My previous employments as a server, production assistant, and radio station
DJ have also helped me successfully learn to communicate with people face-to-face.

I feel that my educational background and my experience abroad and in the workplace more than qualify me for any tutoring needs that you are currently looking to fill. My willingness to learn and meet new people will also help me thrive in any new environment. It will be a pleasure to work with any student that comes my way!

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Nicholas’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, Comparative Literature

Hobbies

Music, acting, song-writing, composing, singing, guitar, piano, saxophone, whistling, beat boxing, tennis

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

High School English

Languages

Literature

Music

Music Theory

Public Speaking

Writing

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I like to find common interests with the student to establish more of a peer-to-peer relationship in lieu of a strict student-teacher relationship.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

It depends on what he or she is working on. I'd introduce myself, my passions, my hobbies, where I'm from, etc. I'd ask what the student's interests are, where he or she would like to attend college, musical interests, etc.

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