My experiences with the French Language
include classroom study from second grade
on up through a Bachelor's degree that included study at the Faculte des Lettres of L'Universite de Rouen, Mont St. Aignan, France. I spent a summer in Belgium on Lions Club Exchange. I have held provisional New York State certification to teach French in grades 7-12, but had to let my certification drop during a period of intensive family caregiving needs. I taught French at a small private school for a year, and have provided substitute teaching services in French and other areas through the WSWHE BOCES Substitute Teacher Registry. Native French speakers have assured me in the past year that my spoken and written French remain of excellent quality.
With regard to the areas of English
where I have offered tutoring services, while I have not held certification in English, my grasp of the English language has certainly served as the base on which my success in studying other languages is built. (I do speak a functional amount of Spanish
.) My written language abilities are available for review in issues of The Glens Falls and Saratoga Business
Journals, where I am a contributing writer. I certainly have applied English language teaching in special education classrooms.
I am willing to work with individuals with special needs
in multiple areas, whether in classroom academics or working with children or more challenged adults teaching some social, housekeeping, or other life skills. My special ed degree is one with an accent on residential services, so I have a background in teaching a lot of hands-on and social interaction skills. I have an extensive background in working with individuals with special needs in direct care, respite house, and service coordination capacities in addition to subbing in multiple classrooms for BOCES and area school districts. I have worked with students at all age levels, with a variety of challenges, in multiple subject areas.
For any of these tutoring options, I am willing to travel to Glens Falls or Saratoga and some of the closer outlying areas.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 25 miles of Lake Luzerne, NY 12846