I have a master's degree in French literature with 2 years of experience teaching college lower level French at the University of Texas in Austin as a teaching assistant and 2 years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Central Texas College as the sole professor of French, including program design. I was named the outstanding French student of 2002 at Tulane University, and I have presented my French literature scholarship at numerous international conferences. Beyond that, I spent a year abroad in Paris studying history at the Universite de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). I speak with near native fluency and standard Parisian accent. I am a stickler for grammar (in written French) in my students, especially in the lower levels as this sets a better base for continuing on in their language studies. I also strive for a communicative approach in speaking abilities so that students feel comfortable expressing themselves early on in their study of the language.
I also hold a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis on European history.
I have studied French extensively as well as Latin and Spanish, and due to my mastery of multiple languages, I am adept at proofreading and editing in English. To that end, I have published multiple professional documents for municipal governments.
I am currently a stay-at-home mom to a toddler and preschooler. I've worked as a preschool programming director in a library as well as teaching college students ranging from 16 to 65 years old--I am comfortable working with all ages.
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