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All of my education and jobs throughout my career have required me to write in a correct, persuasive and polished manner. I wrote an honor's thesis in college which required impeccable academic writing. I have worked with non-native speakers to correct their documents in English, I have written comprehensive psychological reports for clients who consulted with me for testing on their children, and I have also worked extensively in marketing to improve the language of documents created for publicity purposes.
While living in Belgium, I worked for Berlitz teaching English to elementary school age children. In that position I learned how to teach language with an immersion approach. Since then, I have also tutored older clients in ESL.
Nearly 11 years of living and working in French-speaking Belgium have given me a fluency in French that is almost impossible to achieve by studying the language alone. Living abroad has given me the ability to understand how real people communicate in French in everyday situations, so I can give my students practical skills that other tutors may not be able to. Having completed a master's degree entirely in French, I am also no stranger to correct French grammar and writing conventions, and I can help my students master the more technical aspects of the language as well. Most importantly, I love the beauty of the French language and I want to help my students enjoy speaking and understanding the language as much as I do!
All of my previous and current work positions have required excellent writing skills. In my psychology private practice, I wrote comprehensive reports summarizing multiple tests and observations in a way that was clear to both parents and professionals. Currently in marketing, I have to write succinctly and convincingly to motivate new applicants to apply to the program I work for. I also have a passion for creative writing and receive special training through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, of which I am a member.