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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Economics-Accounting and French from Claremont Mckenna College, a Masters in International Business Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and an Advanced TESOL Certificate from the American TESOL Institute. After living and working in France for 6 years, Taiwan for 1.5 years and Beijing for 6 months, I speak French fluently and Mandarin Chinese at a high level. I was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan in 2003-04 and a Watson Fellow in China, Taiwan, France and Italy in 1997-98.
I have taught ESL to students of all ages for about 5 years and French and Chinese for about 2 years. Since I have also been a language learner, I can understand my students' challenges and help them work to overcome them. I enjoy getting to know my students and catering my lessons and methods to their individual needs. I recently started a language services company called Living Educational Encounters which offers language teaching, writing services, and immersion programs.
Because of my business and accounting background, I am also qualified to teach math, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Powerpoint.
I look forward to meeting you!
I studied Chinese for about 5 years:
- Pomona College in Claremont, CA
- the Beijing Traditional Theater Academy in Beijing
- the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris (where I took Chinese classes in French)
- the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris, where I took Chinese in French)
- at Taiwan Normal University's Mandarin Training Center in Taipei
I lived in Beijing for 6 months and Taipei for 1.5 years (where I was also a Fulbright Scholar). I have taught beginning Mandarin to American children and adults.
I have a TESOL Certificate and have taught ESL for 5 years in the US, France, China, and Taiwan. I have taught students of all ages and specialize in helping those whose native language is Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French or Spanish.
I studied French for 8 years in the US (high school and college) and for 2 years in business school in Paris. I lived in Paris for a total of 6 years, and also worked for Andersen Consulting Paris. I speak French with no American accent!
I am an excellent writer and enjoy helping students improve their writing.
I also have a company that provides writing, translating, proofreading and editing services. I specialize in helping students whose first language is not English.
I am an excellent writer and enjoy teaching writing. I especially enjoy bringing out students' creative writing abilities and exposing them to new books and other resources that aid in developing their own writing.
I also have a company that provides writing, translating, proofreading and editing services.
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