From a very young age I have understood the importance of academia in one's formation. Educated initially in Montessori schools, I graduated cum laude from a private Catholic high school and from there enrolled in an active teacher's training curriculum. I spent two years in America and two years in France learning from the experts, traditional Dominican Sisters, the foundations of teaching. A large portion of my training was focused on learning the French language and the subjects that comprise the Language Arts: literature, composition, grammar, and spelling. I was taught according to a traditional classical method which focuses highly on the importance of the "great ideas" in the formation of the child. These ideas, taken from beautiful literary texts, gradually awaken the child to the nobility to which we are all called. Then, the noble realities give life to the other more mechanical elements of English language study such as grammar and spelling. Finally, having imbibed the wisdom of the great thinkers of the past, formed and nurtured by his encounter with the elegant and pleasant styles presented to him, and having been given the necessary mechanical tools, the child is equipped to express that which is true and noble himself. Having begun my French studies in school, I spent an additional 16 months in France, which helped to form and increase my French-language skills. My time in France was truly beneficial - there is something special about learning the language through immersion. The language of a people is much more than grammar rules and conjugations; it is truly interwoven with the culture and customs which express their heart and soul. I have been told by a native French speaker I was bilingual.
My love of learning has caused me to choose teaching as my profession - I currently teach Language Arts to 3rd and 8th graders as well as a French class to high school juniors and seniors at a local private school. I have been teaching Language Arts for the past four years, and in all have eight years of classroom experience, with my years of training inclusive. I have been trained in teaching Language Arts to 3rd - 8th grades, but have only actively taught 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the classroom. My great love of language, and the opportunities I have received to develop it, give me confidence in meeting your language tutoring needs. I will strive to be flexible with my time to serve you, but as I teach daily, will require a 24 hour cancellation courtesy. I look forward to helping you meet your language goals for the future! From a very young age I have understood the importance of academia in one's formation. Educated initially in Montessori schools, I graduated cum laude from a private Catholic high school and from there enrolled in an active teacher's training curriculum. I spent two years in America and two years in France learning from the experts, traditional