Bonjour! Hola! I received a B.A. in French and a M.A.T. in French and Spanish at the University of Maine, also attending Junior Year Abroad in L'Universit de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France, and many trips traveling in Spain and Mexico. I have 40 years of experience teaching all levels of French and Spanish from K-12. I hold a Certificate of Teaching in the State of Florida. The bulk of my experience is teaching at the high school level with a passion for clear instruction of grammar and development of speaking proficiency, but have spent the past 7 years working at the elementary level using a variety of methods; songs, stories, games, and TPR (total physical response, a method of learning by doing). I enjoy tutoring all levels of French including AP preparation which I have successfully taught for five years and up to level 2 in Spanish. My approach is to work diligently with the student to understand what their current level of ability is, what their goals are, and then to develop a personalized plan for them to reach those goals. Au revoir and hasta la vista!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maine at Augusta - Bachelor in Arts, French
Graduate Degree: University of Maine at Augusta - Master of Arts, French
Graduate Degree: University of Maine at Augusta - Master of Arts, Spanish
I collect vintage 1960's dolls, am a lover of books, and LOVE speaking French and Spanish!!!