Hello! My name is Robert and I am 26 years old. I just spent the last two years living and working in France as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in four different elementary schools just near Paris. It was there that I discovered my passion for teaching while acquiring real-life experience week after week for two years. I worked with children from 5-11 years old. I also worked as a private tutor with children and adults of all ages and levels teaching them English. I even worked for a tutoring agency as well. It was there that I learned to really expand my methods and make learning a lot more fun. I not only gained invaluable teaching experience while abroad, but I also learned to speak French almost fluently after starting out as a complete beginner.
I have a bachelor's degree from Purchase College where I studied Math and Art History. I also received a teaching certification from Cambridge University in the UK. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in teaching. I know for me, it is the right career choice. With all of my experience, I've realized that my skills are a great blessing because I am able to do what I love the most, teach others to do what I can do. There is no greater reward than watching a student overcome obstacles and improve. I like to keep my teaching upbeat, positive, and I like to try to use fun methods to learn things.
My areas of specialty include: FRENCH, ESL (English as a Second Language), GENERAL ELEMENTARY/JUNIOR HIGH, MATH (Elementary and High School/Preparing for the coop/Preparing for New York State standardized tests)
Having lived in France for two years, I was grateful to have a number of opportunities to travel throughout Europe. I visited London, Brussels, Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, Rome, Milan, Venice, and many more. Traveling has always been a passion of mine and I am sure many of you will agree. Besides traveling, my other interests include: learning other languages (I have currently just started learning Spanish), being with kids, museums, and films.
Thank you for taking the time to read all about me and I look forward to answering any more questions that you may have and look forward to hearing all about you!
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