I am a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in French
and Francophone Studies. As a graduate teaching assistant, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language
classes and a French film
course conducted in English
. Before attending UMASS, I lived in Brittany, France for two years where I taught English to elementary school children aged 6 to 12 years old. I completed my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in French Language and Literature
at the University of Vermont in Burlington. While there, I volunteered in multiple ESL
classrooms in Burlington public schools and worked as a French tutor for university students at UVM. Two summers ago I worked as a French and Spanish
tutor with student athletes at UMASS, and this past summer I taught a second-semester French course online.
I have Preliminary Licensure to teach Foreign Languages (French) Grades 5-12 in Massachusetts, and my Initial Licensure is pending my official graduation in February. I have passed the MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) in French and Spanish. I also hold a 100-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching and learning are my passion, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and helping students succeed. I specialize in languages including French, English, Spanish, and Polish
. As both a language learner and teacher, I understand the challenges students may face when learning a new language and can help them overcome these difficulties. I cater my lessons to the specific needs and wants of the student (i.e. grammar
, speaking, reading
, etc.). I like to incorporate culture and technology (including websites, music
, films, and more) into my lessons and to encourage students to use the target language as much as possible.
I am flexible with both time and travel, and I am willing to tutor around Western Massachusetts. Please note that I have an 8-hour cancellation policy, although I do allow for make-up sessions. I prefer to meet with prospective students and their parents for a free introductory meeting to ensure that we are all on the same page.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your academic or personal goals!