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Universite Marien Ngouabi de Brazzaville (Philosophy)
Catholic University of Kinshasa (Master's)
Catholic University of Navarre (Master's)
I already have completed four University degrees. In addition, I am an experienced teacher. Indeed, before to start working as a teacher, I completed two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Philosophy and another one in Theology as well as a Master’s degree in Moral Theology. In addition to that, I studied teaching skills, educational methods and teenager’s psychology in order to become a Religious studies teacher/instructor. Besides the training I had, while studying, I taught Religion, Philosophy, French and Social Sciences at High school from 1996 to 2001. What is more, I worked with teenagers often rejected by society as being bad boys and girls. I made use of my skills and education as well as my experience to lead them to improve their morality (ethical behavior) and to become good girls and boys. Moreover, I also have a Master’s degree in Philosophy (completed in Spain). I have an international experience and background. Indeed, My Theological studies were completed in the Catholic University of Kinshasa, which is affiliated to the Belgian Louvain la Neuve University (Belgian studies system); My Bachelor’s degree studies in Philosophy were completed within the framework of French studies system in use in my country the Congo Republic, which is a former French colony. My Master’s degree studies in Philosophy were completed in Spain within the framework of Spanish pedagogical system. Furthermore, I am fluent in three international languages (French: my primary language; Spanish: my second international language; and English: my third international language) and four African dialects. With regard to my Spanish skills, I worked, while completing my Master’s degree studies in Philosophy, as a translator of Philosophical articles from Spanish into French. Concerning English, In addition to British English I studied in my country, I have been, here in the US, studying English since 2004: Instruction and Consulting ESL; Georgia Tech Language Institute; Kaplan Test Prep Center; Georgia State University’s IEP
Brief working experience description:
I taught French, Philosophy, Social Sciences, and Religion to the two last High School classes. With regard to French, I taught grammar, writing, speaking and reading. Concerning religion, I taught history, some doctrinal classes related to the Virgin Mary, Jesus-Christ, and general subjects. Regarding Philosophy, I taught general knowledge: what is philosophy, its features, and characteristic traits, its history in general: the beginning of philosophy and its development, its relationship with Sciences: how several sciences were born from philosophy and became independent later, the relationship between philosophy and religion: the idea of God in philosophy, philosophy's independence in comparison to religion, the object of philosophy, philosophy and life, study of some philosophers, the specificity of philosophy as a study of the totality of the reality, and so on. With regard to Social Sciences, I taught the definition of social sciences, the different way of defining these sciences: social sciences/ human sciences, the relationship between social sciences and Ethics, social sciences and the study of society and humankind, and so on. While teaching, I basically focused on using the Socratic Method; it consisted of building the daily lesson, or teaching with students by asking them questions. With Refugee Family Services, I have been volunteering since 2006 in tutoring and mentoring refugees’ adolescent children: girls and boys. With other tutors and mentors, we have been leading them to be successful in life in teaching them some social life skills, helping them to do their homework, teaching them how to write essays, and so on.
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"For the past two years Mr. Bruno Valentin A. has been volunteering with our Youth Empowered for Success Program. The Youth Empowered for Success program provides at risk refugee youth with volunteer tutor/mentor support, enabling students to be more successful in school and to complete their education. Volunteers meet with the students one on one, every Saturday for three hours and work on most critical/challenging school subjects. Volunteers in this program provide an invaluable service to students that desperately need help in enhancement of English language skills, career exploration opportunities, leadership training and social skills development.
Mr. A. has proven himself to be an amazing asset to the Youth Empowered for Success Program. During the past two years that I have known him, I have been thoroughly impressed by his dedication and commitment to the program. He is perhaps one of the most dedicated volunteers involved in the Youth Empowered for Success program to date. He arrives on time and prepared for each session with his mentee and keeps me informed of progress and any issues he is having. Beyond this, he seems to show an amazing amount of dedication to the refugee community as a whole, offering his assistance in any other capacity needed by Refugee Family Services.
It is my great pleasure to unreservedly endorse Mr. A.’s application with your organization. I believe that his dedicated involvement in the Youth Empowered for Success, paired with his involvement in various other activities centered on the betterment of our world and serving the less fortunate make him a well deserving candidate for this position." I already have completed four University degrees. In addition, I am an experienced teacher. Indeed, before to start working as a teacher, I completed two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Philosophy and another one in Theology as well as a Master’s degree in Moral Theology. In addition to… Read more
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I am originally a French native speaker, and I completed 22 years of studies within the French language and educational system framework. Within this same framework, I wrote two MA and one BA Theses as well as a multiplicity of research papers. Besides, I am professionally a French teacher: I taught French in High School for six years; I taught private French classes in Spain for two years to Spanish students and workers. For several years, I have been, within Wyzant framework, providing French private classes and tutorial to homeschooling, elementary, middle, high school and University students. Furthermore, I am, currently, in a simultaneous manner, teaching French and Spanish to Accelerated Learning Educational Services’ students. I have experience teaching French to beginners and to advanced level students. My French teaching classes always are adapted to my students’ previous level. In general, I always start from the syllabic method by means of which I make sure my students acquire proficiency when it comes to fluently and out loud reading as well as to writing French. Then, based on their level, I prepare and organize a special curriculum related to what they are supposed to learn or study based upon the school program. My teaching also is, sometimes, based on an eventually school’s proposed curriculum. I wrote two special French 1 and French 2 curricula. Knowing French, my primary language, Spanish, and English, I know the difference between these three languages; I also know the basic needs for Spanish and English native speakers likely to help them quickly learning French.
My career goal fundamentally consists of putting in service of humankind my skills based upon my educational background and my professional experience as well as my languages skills. Indeed, I hold four university degrees, two Master’s and two Bachelor’s degrees respectively in Philosophy and Ethics, and I am proficient in seven languages: French, Spanish, English, and four African languages. As a matter of fact, after graduating from High School, I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (Marien Ngouabi University of Brazzaville, Congo Republic), and then a Bachelor’s degree in Theology as well as a Master’s degree in Ethics or Moral Theology (Catholic University of Kinshasa, DRC). After having taught Philosophy, Religion, and French in High School for six years, I completed a second Master’s degree in Philosophy (Catholic University of Navarre in Pamplona) in SPAIN, where I taught French to Spanish students and workers. In the Catholic University of Navarre (Spain), I also worked as a philosophical articles translator from Spanish to French. In addition to having written several Philosophical research papers, I wrote a Master’s degree Philosophical Thesis entitled “Concrete Philosophy and Peace”: inspired by a French existential Philosopher, Gabriel Marcel, I thought about the conditions of possibility by which an everlasting peace is likely to be established; my approach was anthropological and existential. Furthermore, In addition to having studied British English for more than seven years, I studied American English for more than seven years too, and I did so in several schools: Instruction and Consulting, Georgia Tech Language Institute, the Atlanta English Institute, Georgia State University, and Kaplan Test Prep. As a result of my background, experience, and languages skills, my humanitarian and philanthropic commitment consists of providing assistance to whoever needs it in the following areas of my expertise: Philosophy, Ethics, Theology, Religion (classes, writing papers, articles, blogs, thesis, and so on) French, Spanish (classes, homework, translation and interpretation, writing papers, thesis, articles, and blogs, and so on), , English (vocabulary, papers, articles, blogs, and so on).
First of all, I completed a Bachelor's degree in theology, a Master's degree in Moral Theology. In the second place, I completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Philosophy. Then, I taught religion for a couple of years. I do have a great educational background with regard to religious studies. Therefore, I strongly believe that I can teach religion. In fact, Philosophical and Theological studies are strongly related to religion. I studied teaching skills or methods in order to become a religion teacher. I have experience of Seminary life and a strong pastoral experience.
I studied Spanish in Spain (Catholic University of Navarre in Pamplona – Spain), and I got certified in the Spanish language, especially "Castilian", "el castellano", Spanish as it is spoken in Spain (European Spanish), the source of the Spanish language. Indeed, in addition to having studied the language prior to Master's degree philosophical studies in Spanish, I did improve my academic Spanish by taking philosophical classes in Spanish and by studying with philosophical books in Spanish as well as by writing research papers in Spanish. What is more, I lived on campus with Spanish and Hispanic students; which made me practice my Spanish speaking and listening. As a result, I am proficient in Castilian Spanish, I also do know the difference between Castilian Spanish and Spanish has it is spoken in Latin America. Furthermore, I taught French to Spanish students and workers in Spain; I worked as translator of philosophical academic articles from Spanish to French, and those articles were published in collective books. I worked as Social Sciences specialist in the Spanish Basque country's Hospital. I worked as Minister in several Spanish parishes in Spain. For several years, I have been, within Wyzant framework, providing Spanish private classes and tutorial to homeschooling, elementary, middle, high school and University students. Furthermore, I am, currently, in a simultaneous fashion, teaching Spanish and French to Accelerated Learning Educational Services’ students. I have experience teaching Spanish to beginners and to advanced level students. My Spanish teaching classes always are adapted to my students’ previous level. In general, I always start from the syllabic method by means of which I make sure my students acquire proficiency when it comes to fluently and out loud reading as well as to writing Spanish. Then, based on their level, I prepare and organize a special curriculum related to what they are supposed to learn or study based upon the school program. My Spanish teaching also is, sometimes, based on an eventually school’s proposed curriculum. I wrote two special Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 curricula.
Moreover, I am working as Interpreter/Translator (Spanish/French/English) for World Services and Can Talk Canada; I am also working as bilingual (Spanish/English) brand ambassador for BMT Promotions and Talent.
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