I used Adobe InDesign CS5 for 4 years in an office environment. I designed and created pamphlets and annual reports of 32 pages each year. I am meticulous about my work, and my results garnered praise from the community for their professionalism. An example of one of the more recent annual reports can be seen upon request.
I have a B.A. in history from Tulane University with an emphasis on European history, with several of my classes taken in France at the Sorbonne. I also chose European history as a minor in my master's program.
I believe the study of history should be exciting and made relevant to the present. I don't believe in rote memorization of facts and dates but in understanding the who, what, where, when, and most importantly the why in history.
I have a B.A. in French and M.A. in French literature. I have 4 years' experience teaching college level French, including 2 years of program design. I want my students to feel comfortable speaking in French while also assuring that they learn the grammatical fundamentals to help them continue to use the language correctly and in increasingly complex ways.
I am a grammarian thanks to my years of study of foreign languages (French, Latin, and Spanish)--understanding grammar is crucial to learning new languages. I can help you to improve your writing skills or to understand the fundamentals of grammar.
I have used Excel for over 10 years. I am adept at complex formulas, conditional formatting, macros, charts, pivot tables, and myriad other functions in the software.
I am an excellent writer, and my talents have been called upon by fellow students writing dissertations, by government officials preparing cases, and by coworkers submitting writing to superiors. I have a deep understanding of the English language and grammar thanks to my years of foreign language study. I believe proofreading should be a collaborative process in order to best improve a writer's work.
While the PSAT might be seen as a practice exam for the main college entrance exams, for superior students, the test represents a great opportunity beyond mere practice. I was a national merit scholar thanks to my excellent scores on the exam. This distinction can lead to many scholarship offers, including automatic full ride scholarships at some state universities.