French is my strongest tutoring subject. Before receiving my bachelor's degree, I won a French Cultural Counselors Award and studied in Avignon for four months where I interned in an archive. I returned to Europe in the fall of 2011 to live and work as a Teaching Assistant in a French high school. I speak French fluently and I communicate regularly with friends overseas.
I first started tutoring as an undergrad at Gettysburg College in the Biology Department (college-aged students) and in a few volunteer programs (middle school and younger). I enjoyed working to help students succeed and decided to continue on that path after college. I am a strong student in a variety of subjects and, in spite of my non-technical majors, I come from a quantitative background from my high school education at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora. My life has been a trial of balancing quantitative impulses with a qualitative fascination for stories and cultures, so I like to use a variety of different tools from multiple disciplines to tune teaching for individual needs. I see a diversity of materials as essential for better connecting with the strengths of each student. Now, in the age of the internet, foreign publications and media are crucial to quality language education. I instruct not only with grammar textbooks but with music, video, and newspaper sources from overseas and I show students how to access and utilize these resources for future study.
Relevant academic records: I was a History and French double major with Economics minor. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gettysburg College in 2011. I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
FRENCH: 300, 400, Translation, Linguistics, Moralist and Immoralist French Literature, French Film
HISTORY: Modern China, Renaissance & Reformation, Colonial America, The Early Republic, Eisenhower and his times, Modern Germany, African History and Society to 1880
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