January 5 - February 27, 2009 (8 weeks)
Substitute Teacher, Midland High School (Midland, MI)
French I, II, III and IB (international baccalaureate) levels IV, V & VI.
January 2002 - March 2006
Volunteer French teacher, Capac Elementary School (Capac, MI)
10 weeks of 30 minute sessions introducing 1st grade students to the French language.
September 2004 - March 2006
Private tutor to two home-schooled high school students (Capac, MI)
Weekly 60 minutes French lessons throughout the school year.
Private tutor (1991-1992)
Bi-weekly lessons to an adult student planning an extended business trip to Paris.
University of Detroit, Adult Education
One semester as Dartmouth Drill Instructor (1991)
Central Michigan University, Dartmouth Drill training and instruction (1988)
University of Bordeaux, France (September 1989 - June 1990)
Certificates in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, Advanced French Studies and Business French
Lived in a boarding house and communicated 99% of the time in French
University of Rennes, France (January 1989 - June 1989)
Study abroad experience - all credits transferred to CMU for my French major
Lived with a French family and communicated 95% of the time in French
Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant, MI (August 1985 - December 1988)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Majors: French and General Business
I am very passionate about the French language. My teaching style is heavily focused on grammar, spelling and pronunciation. I prefer full-immersion (communicating in the target language) for maximum progress. I am animated and enthusiastic.
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