I graduated from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) cum laude with a Double Major in English (bringing in a 5 English AP) and Romance languages (inc. a Jr. Yr in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne). I scored a 5 (Native Speaker) in French in the Foreign Service Exam.
I then spent 3 yrs in francophone W. Africa w/ The Peace Corps and afterwards attended the NW JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, receiving an MBA while working full-time as a financial analyst at Beatrice Foods. I subsequently honed my expertise in International Finance by working for several large Chicago-based multinational firms, inc. Baxter and The Quaker Oats Co. In addition to further perfecting my French, my business travels gave me a working knowledge of Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese. Later, I became a partner/portfolio manager in ICAP, covering the Int'l Consumer Staples sector, and retired when our firm was bought out by a large E Coast Insurance company. Post-retirement, I attended CLC, where I earned (cum Laude) a Certificate in Teaching / Tutoring in TESOL (ESL).
I have been fortunate in my education and career and I enjoy sharing by tutoring a wide range of subject areas including World History, English Composition, ESL and French language and Culture.
I enjoy getting to know my students and helping them discover their optimal learning style. To do so, I tailor my teaching style and methods to each individual student. The beauty of 1-on-1 tutoring is being able to offer this unique tailor-made service.
We are all lifetime learners and I find that each tutoring session offers a rewarding opportunity in reciprocal learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bowdoin College - Bachelors, Double Major - English & Romance Languages Cum Laude
Graduate Degree: Northwestern University - Masters, MBA
Beekeeping; Boating; Fly Fishing; Golf and Theatre
CLEP American Government
CLEP American Literature
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
CLEP College Composition
CLEP College Composition Modular
CLEP English Literature
CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
CLEP Principles of Marketing
CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
COMPASS Writing Skills
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Political Science
High School Writing
History of Architecture
IB Business & Management
IB Classical Languages
IB Global Politics
IB Language ab initio
IB Literature and Performance
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Latin America History
Technology and Computer Science
US Constitutional History
What is your teaching philosophy?
The optimal way to evaluate a student is via consistently applied informal and formal assessments combined with effective feedback.