I am an American just returned from a four-year sojourn in France, where I worked as an au pair for a Franco-Swiss family, taught English in a French high school, tutored private students in English, and immersed myself in the local culture and language.
In addition to my passion for foreign languages, I love English, both the practicalities and the technicalities; being also adept with words and grammar, I enjoy helping others to improve their communicative skills and understanding of the wherefores of language - be it in English or in French.
I thrive upon the written word and spend vast amounts of time reading and listening to books: French classics (in French, for the sheer joy of it), young adult novels in English, Austen and Gaskell, biographies. I love stories and the words used to recount them.
I also run, which gives me time to make more stories in my mind, and I write down tales as they come to me, although I have yet to publish any of these.
If you feel I can help you or if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you. Questions are the trampoline of learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cedarville University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Lincoln Christian University - Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
reading, writing, running