I have always had a passion for language arts. I excel in English courses throughout my grade-school, middle school, and high school experiences. In 8th grade I began studying French. I have now been studying the language for 7.5 years. I am a secondary education and French double-major at Temple University. I will be certified to teach K-12 students when I graduate next spring. For my fall 2016 semester, I lived in Nantes, France in order to better my skills with the language. I am an energetic teacher-- I love getting to know my students and working with their interests. This is makes learning a new language more fun because the student has room to grow in their personal hobbies while learning a new language. I am available for group lessons if you and your family and/or friends wish to learn. I am looking forward to helping anyone with their language skills be it learning French, learning English as a second language, practicing conversation in either language, reducing accents, etc.
I have been studying language teaching for three years now at Temple University. I have observed at multiple establishments and am currently in my semester of methods and practicum courses. In France last semester, I had the incredible opportunity to teach English to French classes twice a week. In these sessions, I gained invaluable experience that I will take with me into our tutoring sessions. I am still in contact with many students as well, which could be an interested idea to learn French by skyping one of the students there! Studying with me, learning French will be a wonderful experience, and the possibilities for fun are endless!
**I will add the exact amount of travel expenses to the bill. For instance, if we study for 2 hours and my Uber cost me $10 roundtrip, the total for the day will be $60.
Current overall GPA: 3.67
Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education/World Languages- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA— May 2018
Bachelor of Arts, French- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA— May 2018
Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States—A
• Studied the education system and the hardships found in different areas of the United States.
• Worked to find fair, equal methods to include, engage, and teach all students.
• Reviewed reading, writing, and speaking abilities.
• Read and discussed multiple classic novels in order to boost our competency in the language.
Education in the Global City—A
• Explored the difficulties faced by inner city schools, for instance a lack of resources and funding.
• Brainstormed changes which could be made in a classroom facing the difficulties inner-city schools face and ways to work with the students living in these areas and studying in these schools.
• Taught entirely in French.
• Wrote and corrected essays to increase grammar proficiency and writing abilities.
Introduction to Inclusive Education—A
• Intensive studies on IDEA, IEP/IFSP, NCLB, and the fourteen disability categories.
• Discovered ways to include all students in a classroom through multiple different techniques.
• Taught entirely in French.
• Analyzed short stories to increase reading comprehension.
Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society—A
• Focused on peoples’ differences including religion, sexuality, ethnicity, race, nationality, and more.
• Considered ways to include all students in our future classrooms no matter their differentiation.
Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice—A
• Taught lessons each class to hone presentation skills and increase teaching abilities.
• Explored theories by education professionals and leaders to discover different styles and ideas on education.
• Intensive study of French grammar taught entirely in French.
• Practiced reading, writing, and speaking to improve proficiency and grammar in all areas.
Survey of French Literature II—A-
• Read novellas and poems by famous authors like Baudelaire and Chateaubriand.
• Analyzed the literature and wrote essays, in French, pertaining to what we read.
• Taught entirely in French.
Study Abroad Experience in France—August-December 2016
• Studied at a French University for a semester in Nantes, France.
• All courses were in French.
• Lived with a host family to gain cultural perspective.
Development Intern in the Institutional Advancement Office of the College of Education—January-May 2016
• Provided assistance with a plethora of tasks for the office such as mailing letters, formatting documents, gathering information for packets, working events, organizing storage, and calling alumni.
• Learned skills: Microsoft Excel/Word mail-merge (letters, labels, envelopes), professional voicemails and phone conversations, formatting professional letters
Variety Club Volunteer— October 2015
• After-school program for students with disabilities.
• Provided games, snacks, homework help, and entertainment to students for three hours after school.
• Learned skills: working with students with disabilities, collaborating with supervisors and other volunteers
Essay Contest between Philadelphia Neighborhood High Schools— March-May 2015
• Collaborated with two classmates to organize and fundraise for an essay contest for schools in the impoverished neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
• Contacted 21 neighborhood schools to participate by phone.
• Fundraised over $200 using a GoFundMe campaign and delivered half the amount to two winners.
• Learned skills: importance of good timing, working with public institutions, professionalism through email, project creation and implementation
Literacy Alive Essay and Resume Booth Organizer—April 2016
• Organized the “How to Write a Winning College Application Essay” part of the Essay and Resume Booth at an event for high school students produced by Kappa Delta Pi.
• Researched 2016-17 Common Application essay questions and writing resources from Purdue’s Online Writing Lab including the writing process, what to do in case of writer’s block, different ways to organize pre-writing, and more.
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Member October 2015- Present
• International honor society for education majors
• Temple University’s branch focuses on bettering the education of students in our local area (Philadelphia).
Other Skills: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, writing, research, creating and organizing presentations, professionalism, communications, and public speaking
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