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Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo. (French)
I am a student at Truman State University, and I am currently working on a BA in French, with a minor in German. During the Spring semester of 2010, I tutored students enrolled in Elementary I French on a weekly basis. I followed lesson plans provided by the professor, but I also focused on pronunciation and grammar, sometimes covering subjects that were new to students, but mostly reviewing topics previously taught in the classroom. I believe that it is important to expose the student to more than just exercises in a textbook, which, if limited to that, can make for a rather boring classroom setting.
Listening to music and watching foreign films are wonderful examples of allowing the student to delve into the culture, while also hearing the language spoken natively and naturally. I understand that not all students learn in the same way. Some learn best through visual means, others auditorily or through writing. It is important that one combines all of these methods to ensure an overall understanding of the material. For the 2010-2011 school year, I studied in Angers, France. During this time, I studied primarily French, in order to obtain a higher level of fluency, and also translation. I am a student at Truman State University, and I am currently working on a BA in French, with a minor in German. During the Spring semester of 2010, I tutored students enrolled in Elementary I French on a weekly basis. I followed lesson
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I have studied art for about ten years, and focused mainly on drawing, primarily with graphite, but also with charcoal and pen and ink. I started my studies at about age eight in a private art learning studio. Surrounded by about ten other students, the instructor taught us in a very personal and attentive manner, making suggestions as we worked. I ended with my studies there at fourteen, but continued with art in high school, taking classes in Basic Art, Pottery and Sculpting, Drawing I, and Advanced Art. I also took Drawing I at Truman State University.
From time to time, I still work on art and sell some of my pieces. Art, drawing in particular, continues to be a passion of mine, especially drawing subject matter reminiscent of Renaissance art. I would say that my style is mainly classical. I enjoy in particular studying and drawing the human face from images or sculptures for practice and observation.
I have studied art for about ten years, starting with private lessons, to high school classes, to one course in college. For the most part, my experience has been in the drawing field, but I have worked with oil paint and acrylic, mainly oil, and prefer to paint mainly surrealistic scenes. My experience with painting is not quite as extensive as with drawing, but I find that to a point, the two can overlap, minus of course the consistency and application of the media.
I would be capable of teaching the basics in painting composition, as well as paint handling, application, storage and clean up. I would say that I am best at handling oil paint, but have also dabbled in acrylic and watercolor.