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Tulane University (French and History)
University of Texas, Austin (Master's)
I have a master's degree in French literature with 2 years of experience teaching college lower level French at the University of Texas in Austin as a teaching assistant and 2 years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Central Texas College as the sole professor of French, including program design. I was named the outstanding French student of 2002 at Tulane University, and I have presented my French literature scholarship at numerous international conferences. Beyond that, I spent a year abroad in Paris studying history at the Universite de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). I speak with near native fluency and standard Parisian accent. I am a stickler for grammar (in written French) in my students, especially in the lower levels as this sets a better base for continuing on in their language studies. I also strive for a communicative approach in speaking abilities so that students feel comfortable expressing themselves early on in their study of the language.
I also hold a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis on European history.
I have studied French extensively as well as Latin and Spanish, and due to my mastery of multiple languages, I am adept at proofreading and editing in English. To that end, I have published multiple professional documents for municipal governments.
I am currently a stay-at-home mom to a toddler and preschooler. I've worked as a preschool programming director in a library as well as teaching college students ranging from 16 to 65 years old--I am comfortable working with all ages. I have a master's degree in French literature with 2 years of experience teaching college lower level French at the University of Texas in Austin as a teaching assistant and 2 years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and
She makes me feel like I will eventually master French, whereas before i had NO hope!! Thanks.
Brittany does an excellent job, even before the first session. She invested the time to meet with my daughter to make sure it was a good fit for both of them before scheduling the first session. After scheduling the session she and my daughter communicated about the topics to be covered. Brittany was also flexible in meeting locations and times, which is helpful as we all lead our busy lives. Looking forward to a good year in French class.
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I used Adobe InDesign CS5 for 4 years in an office environment. I designed and created pamphlets and annual reports of 32 pages each year. I am meticulous about my work, and my results garnered praise from the community for their professionalism. An example of one of the more recent annual reports can be seen upon request.
I have a B.A. in history from Tulane University with an emphasis on European history, with several of my classes taken in France at the Sorbonne. I also chose European history as a minor in my master's program.
I believe the study of history should be exciting and made relevant to the present. I don't believe in rote memorization of facts and dates but in understanding the who, what, where, when, and most importantly the why in history.
I have a B.A. in French and M.A. in French literature. I have 4 years' experience teaching college level French, including 2 years of program design. I want my students to feel comfortable speaking in French while also assuring that they learn the grammatical fundamentals to help them continue to use the language correctly and in increasingly complex ways.
I am a grammarian thanks to my years of study of foreign languages (French, Latin, and Spanish)--understanding grammar is crucial to learning new languages. I can help you to improve your writing skills or to understand the fundamentals of grammar.
I am an excellent writer, and my talents have been called upon by fellow students writing dissertations, by government officials preparing cases, and by coworkers submitting writing to superiors. I have a deep understanding of the English language and grammar thanks to my years of foreign language study. I believe proofreading should be a collaborative process in order to best improve a writer's work.
While the PSAT might be seen as a practice exam for the main college entrance exams, for superior students, the test represents a great opportunity beyond mere practice. I was a national merit scholar thanks to my excellent scores on the exam. This distinction can lead to many scholarship offers, including automatic full ride scholarships at some state universities.
I participated in debate and forensics as well as theater throughout school. I can help you organize your ideas and give you tips on how to become a successful public speaker.