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I am a French citizen and I have been living in the US since 1999.
Teaching and tutoring have always been important elements of my professional life, since I consider them as absolutely necessary for an effective management of human resources and for the improvement of professional organizations. I want to highlight here two teaching/tutoring assignments: (1) I was part of the training team of the Stock Exchange in Paris: teaching basics of futures and options markets to capital markets participants; program combined group sessions and one-to-one sessions adapted to individual needs; and (2) I was an Adjunct Professor in CNAM in Paris (Lifelong education for international students and working professionals): taught a 35-hour course on futures and options markets. What did I learn from these experiences?: (1) Using different pedagogical methods that can been use depending on the stage in the learning process or on the individual(s) being taught; (2) Structuring a course covering a specific topic: content, structure, examples, tests, and (3) One-to-one teaching/tutoring: I see tutoring as the most active and dynamic way of teaching. Delivering information is of course important, however listening very carefully a student’s questions, feedback, and emotions is equally if not more important. Rephrasing, validating, acknowledging are crucial steps in the learning process and requires dedication and patience.
Here are my domains of expertise:
• French: my cultural and professional backgrounds allow me to resort to various disciplines as teaching framework: sciences, art, literature, finance, contemporary history…
• English as a second language: my colleagues have often praised my written and verbal communication skills in English; I owe those skills to a continuous training in English when I was in France and since I came to the US. I Know what works and what does not work;
• In the course of my professional life I have developed an expertise in software/tools that are crucial for fulfilling my responsibilities: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher;
• Finance/Capital Markets and Finance/Asset Management: my core expertise in France and in the US since 1999.
I thank you in advance for your consideration.
I am a French citizen and was born in Burgundy. I grew up helping my mother in the kitchen, and I can teach the basics and tips of the French cuisine and how to be organized to prepare a 3-course meal. Having traveled a lot and lived in the US since 1999, I can incorporate a lot of ingredients and ideas from other cuisines.
It has been a pleasure for me to learn English, and my colleagues and friends have often praised my written and verbal communication skills in English. I owe those skills to a continuous training in English when I was in France and since I came to the US. Once arrived in the US, I made a conscious effort to read only in English and listen to radios exclusively in English. I took a course at NYU to improve my pronunciation. I know what it takes to learn English, and I know what works and what does not work. Listening, repeating, being patient, and encouraging are the keys for success.
I can provide support on grammar, speaking, writing.
French is my native language.
I can provide support on grammar (I have always enjoyed the complexity of the French grammar!) on basic/practical language, or on more advanced language. I have a very diverse cultural and professional background and the students and I can resort to different sources or materials (topics or disciplines) for our work. Listening and patience are my guidelines. Speaking French is fun!
I am currently using MS Outlook professionally. I manage in Outlook emails for all my email accounts, that I have created in MS Outlook. Emails are sorted as soon as received and placed in appropriate folders according to rules that I define.
I use Outlook for marketing purposes. I create sophisticated messages that can include pictures, graphs, and active links. These messages are "mass-emailed" using groups (address books) that have to be created beforehand. I use a smartphone (Blackberry) and customer relationship management software (SalesForce) that are synchronized with Outlook (contacts, calendar, tasks). I also use extensively the search functions in Outlook to find past messages.
I can provide learning and support in the following areas:
* design and production of presentations or flyers;
* design of slide master vs. individual slides;
(background, page numbering, titles and footers);
* insertion of videos, images and graphs/charts with active links with Excel (for automatic update);
* slide animations or elements of slide animation.
I use Microsoft Publisher professionally to produce marketing documentation: brochures and flyers. Having worked in the financial industry, I have produced rather complex documents combining text, graphs, pictures and active links (hyperlinks or links with Excel). Microsoft Publisher is a very flexible application in comparison to Word or Powerpoint and I have learned to take advantage of this flexibility for the design of documents.
Great tutor! — I am glad to work with Jean-Michel. He is very patient and skillful to guide me to improve my listening, speaking and pronunciation. I am beginning to making progress. Jean-Michel can accommodate to my special needs such as did a role play to practice with me prior to my meeting, presentation or conference call with clients. It is helpful for me to build up confidence and performance. ...
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