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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. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00
Cancellation: 12 hours notice required
Jean-Michel will travel within 15 miles of Weehawken, NJ 07086.
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