I believe in engaging lesson plans that include both language and culture to be the most effective way students learn. I've also found that using meaningful lessons that are applicable to real-life experiences encourages students to use French with a purpose.
I've just completed my teaching experience in Paris through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). I graduated from UNCC as a French major and a foreign language education minor. My passion for French started in IB French from high school. Since then, I've taught French at high schools, middle schools, and even a language immersion school in Charlotte. Studying abroad and living with a host family in Lyon, France for a semester had also given me a colloquial approach to the language and culture as well.
I'm currently a grad student at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, pursuing my Master's in International Education Management with a focus in French. However, due to COVID-19, I am based in Charlotte.
An additional $5 is added if the location is further than 20 miles from my house. Message me for details! Cancellations must be notified within at least 24 hours in advance from scheduled appointment.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0
Bachelor of Arts in French, Languages and Culture Studies
Minor in Foreign Language K-12 Education
University Honors: Chancellor's List Spring 2017, Spring 2018
Dean's List Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
Université Lumière Lyon 2
Study Abroad: French Language and European Studies in Lyon, France
" Professional development at NCAIE Study Abroad Reentry Conference
" French Translations Certificate
" Professional development training at Foreign Language Association of North Carolina
English Teacher - Teaching Assistant Program In France (TAPIF)
" Taught English to French middle schoolers for the académie de Versailles
" Created lesson plans using PowerPoint presentations and activities
" Discussed topics including English grammar, sentence structures, American history, culture, & traditions
French Internship - Waddell Language Academy
" Translate English lesson plans to French
" Assist cooperating teachers with students in teaching Math, Reading, and Writing
" Engage students in lessons, reviews, and tutoring
English Club Teacher and Assistant
USAC Internship - Saint Thomas d'Aquin-Veritas, Chevreul Lestonnac
" Facilitated games related to learning English phrases
" Created a welcoming cultural environment to learn about American culture and traditions
" Collaborated and co-taught with a colleague in English Club
" Assisted the English Teacher in lessons using English knowledge in grammar and phonetics
UNCC Year-Long Internship - Butler High School, Mallard Creek High School
" Observed the Coordinating Teacher and learned new pedagogic styles
" Partook in facilitating extracurricular activities inside and outside of school
" Created Lesson Plans and taught French as a SL
Project Scientist - UNCC Center City Building
" Conducted and demonstrated experiments for hands-on learning
" Advocated and empowered young girls to pursue their STEM interests
" Led educational expeditions and lessons with cooperating teachers
Rising Readers - Hidden Valley Elementary, Joseph W. Grier Academy
" Reshaped academic lesson plans based on proficiency levels
" Demonstrated lessons through arts and crafts, and physical exercises
" Helped students in ESL improve English grammar and spelling, resulting with higher scores than the summer before
Awards & Accomplishments
" Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
" Odyssean Scholarship
" Walter Jensen Scholarship
" Dr.Judith Suther Scholarship
Perfect! Christina was an excellent French tutor and helped me tremendously with my intermediate level college course. She is extremely knowledgeable in French and a great teacher. She was able to explain concepts clearly and organize the information in a way that was easy for me to understand. She reinforced skills that I needed help with to progress to new concepts. I learned so much from her. She was really positive and gave me confidence speaking and writing in French. She was reliable and extremely flexible in scheduling sessions during my fast paced summer course. I highly recommend her for any level of French. She's the best!
Ashley was awesome, I could definitely see the enormous growth she gained after our lessons together. It was such a pleasure tutoring her!
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