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Leigh A.

French, Spanish, English language and literature

Rochester, MI (48307)

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I have been tutoring since I was 15 years old because I am bilingual in French and English. I have been teaching French and Spanish at University since 1964 when I was a teaching assistant at Stanford University. I taught as a University Fellow at Princeton University in 1970.

I have also taught French and Spanish at Rider College, New Jersey, Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Rochester College in Rochester, Michigan, where I am an adjunct in Spanish. I also teach at Rochester Community Schools (Adult Ed.). I have also taught children for the Rochester School System. I have French classes in my home, and I also have classes and tutoring sessions at other peoples' homes.

One of the things I have enjoyed the most have been my lessons through Skype because I have been able to teach people all over the world: Reading, England, Lausanne, Switzerland, Roumania, Singapore, Argentina, etc. Some of this work was done through Language Trainers.

My students usually do stay with me a long time because I make the lessons fun, and they learn at their own pace. Each person has a different way of learning, and I try to cater to that. For my Spanish students this year, we had a wonderful video I used for comprehension, and I was delighted to see that my students were able to understand nearly everything they heard by the end of the second semester. We also did Nulu articles, which were fun, and some Spanish stories from Youtube, which one of my students could imitate perfectly. We read some children's books too.

In my French classes, there are Youtube videos, TF1.fr., the French television station on the internet, and some wonderful kids' books to read.

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Leigh’s subjects

English

Wrote and edited Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction, for which I chose the top scholars of the day to contribute essays. Was nominated for a pushcart prize for my article, "The Two Sarahs of the Merchant's Tale," by Ball State University Forum, Wrote the fundamental paper, "Antinomic Cluster Analysis" on Chaucher, Currently write historical fiction novels for young adults. Have taught Freshman English for Rochester College and ESL for Pals International.

ESL/ESOL

I have scholarly books and articles on Chaucer; I have taught English at Rochester College, and I have taught ESL for PALS International.I am a writer of historical fiction for children and young adults. I won the Michigan State History Award for books for children and young adults for my The Journals of Kevin Murphy: Summer of the Bear.

French

I have my M.A. from Stanford University, M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in French Medieval Literature. I attended the Universities of Genève, Switzerland, the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, and the University of Lille in Boulogne-sur-mer in France. I lived in Les Issambres, France. I have taught French at Stanford, Princeton, Rider College, Oakland University, Oakland Community College, Language Trainers, Rochester Community Schools, at home and at people's houses over the years.

Grammar

Since I have three masters and a Ph.D. in French and Spanish, since I am a writer of historical fiction, and since I have written many books and articles in English, I guess my English grammar - my grammar in all three languages - in okay. I have also taught English grammar at Pals International and Rochester College.

Literature

I have scholarly books and articles on Chaucer; I have taught English at Rochester College.I am a writer of historical fiction for children and young adults. I won the Michigan State History Award for books for children and young adults for my The Journals of Kevin Murphy, I: Summer of the Bear.

Proofreading

I was the Editor-in-Chief of Solaris Press, where I edited the essays and books of the top professors in French and English. I have published 14 books of my own (three scholarly works, seven children's books, and four novels), two scholarly studies, an edition of an Old French Text, and two scholarly collections of essays.

Reading

I have two master's degrees from Stanford University, one in the poetry of François villon; the other in the entremeses of Cervantes. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I specialized in textualism and a literary study of La Chastelaine de Vergi. I edited scholarly essays for The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics and Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction. I have written seminal papers of Chaucer, and I write historical fiction for young adults.

Spanish

I have my masters in Spanish (Cervantes) from Stanford University. I taught Spanish at Rider College, New Jersey, and at Rochester College, Rochester, Michigan. I also tutor students in beginning Spanish.

Vocabulary

I have two master's degrees from Stanford University, one in the poetry of François villon; the other in the entremeses of Cervantes. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I specialized in textualism and a literary study of La Chastelaine de Vergi. I edited scholarly essays for The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics and Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction. I have written seminal papers of Chaucer, and I write historical fiction for young adults.

Writing

I have two master's degrees from Stanford University, one in the poetry of François villon; the other in the entremeses of Cervantes. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I specialized in textualism and a literary study of La Chastelaine de Vergi. I edited scholarly essays for The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics and Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction. I have written seminal papers of Chaucer, and I write historical fiction for young adults.

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Education

Hunter College of the City of N.Y.

Stanford Univ. (Master's)

Princeton Univ. (PhD)

Great Tutor, Easy to work with Leigh is so knowledgeable of the French language and I have found this has been so helpful while I begin to learn French. She is accommodating (we have found a nice spot that is comfortable for us both to have our lessons) and easy to communicate with. We are moving along with the lessons and she is very good about detecting when I'm not truly grasping something and finds another way of reviewing ...

— Claire from Bloomfield Hills, MI on 6/7/14);

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