My goal with teaching is to give my students the tools they need to face challenges and solve problems on their own. With essay writing, I try not to correct papers, but instead speak more abstractly about what they need to improve. With French I help my students find their weak areas and their strengths, so that they know where to focus in the future. I give them the foundations, rather than just throwing exercises at them for something to do.
I have a double major from UCLA in English and French. I graduated magna cum laude in Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Delta Phi honors societies. I am a Francophile, who has lived in France and loves to write creatively.
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UCLA Undergraduate Honors Student in English (concentration in creative writing) and French Literature
GPA: 3.887, Magna Cum Laude, College Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi
Fall 2018 Semester at the University of Lyon II, Lyon, France
Immaculate Heart High School, Los Angeles, CA, June 2016; GPA: 4.3
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Lola Rougé-Thomas, English teacher at College Pierre Brossolette in Melun, (concealed information) +33 6 79 16 92 33
TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France)
October 2020-March 2021
Helped teach English at a middle school in Melun, Île-de-France, France (south of Paris) for 5 months during the COVID19 pandemic. Presented to and taught whole classes. Taught special needs classes and helped students, who were not fluent in French, let alone English. Also worked with individual students and small groups. Lived in Melun for 3 months and commuted from Paris the rest of the time.
Massage Envy, Glendale, Sales Associate
Duties as a Sales Associate: Scheduling and editing appointments via company software. Organizing patient and therapist files. Reception of phone calls and greeting of guests. Selling memberships and other products.
UCLA Library Special Collections, Student Assistant
February 2017-March 2020
Attendant in the reading room (entails monitoring patrons as they study rare and fragile books and collections, retrieving materials for patrons, and assisting patrons in various other capacities), handling and assisting in the care of rare books, paging and re-shelving books for patrons and staff, photocopying materials for patrons, and participating in other tasks and special projects. Being welcoming and accommodating, while also being realistic. Collaboration with other staff on projects and tasks.
Intern in the Science Department of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles
January 15 – April 6, 2018
Assisting in the organization of the conferences held by the Science department of the French Consulate, including a franco-american conference on the human microbiome in March at the California Nano-systems Institute at UCLA. Wrote emails, spoke to scientists, researchers, engineers, doctors, and entrepreneurs.
American Friends of the Oasis of Peace, volunteer, Sherman Oaks, CA
After going to Israel for a few weeks with a Jewish community organization, I was very distraught and confused about how the conflict with Palestine was playing out. I found this organization and learned more details and met a Palestinian woman, who lost most of her family members in Gaza that summer, while I was volunteering. I was able to write an article about my experience as well as attend peace rallies and visit the office of Representative Brad Sherman in Van Nuys to discuss making changes to the U.S. response to this catastrophe with individuals representing different sides of the conflict.
The Writer’s Den
Spring and Fall 2017
Led Creative Writing class in public middle school in Watts serving primarily underprivileged students for two quarters. It was a challenge to engage the students with so little time (a very long LA commute and our time slot was at the end of the day when the students were least engaged) and as we were the last class every Friday, when the students were most jittery. We planned creative writing activities, both individual and collaborative, that would excite the curiosity of the students.
Writing Center Tutor
Spring 2015- Spring 2016
At my high school, in each class of Juniors, 5 students were chosen by the English department to tutor the school in academic essay writing. I was selected and really enjoyed the opportunity of working individually with students to empower them to be more confident and persuasive writers. It helped strengthen my writing as well.
Pi Delta Phi, French National Honors Society Inductee, 2019
Pirate’s Alley Pen Faulkner Contest Finalist 2018
Cabrini Literary Award, 2nd Place 2015- for piece about visiting Israel, with Palestine under fire
Fingerprints Writing Contest, 1st Place 2015
AP Scholar with Distinction, 2015
Immaculate Heart French Department Award, 2015
• Contributor: UCLA’s FEM Magazine, arts & creative section
• As a member of FEM’s arts and creative section, I contributed poems and short stories for print and online issues. FEM was one of my favorite activities outside of class at UCLA, because of the community. It is an extremely vital space for female identifying people to gain confidence in self-expression and to create a community of cooperative individuals, who believe strongly in intersectional feminist values and in educating oneself and others about feminist issues. I believe it was an important activity to learn to defend my beliefs and feelings, while still being an open-minded and understanding individual, who wishes to do a service to the whole school community.
• Shakespeare Company at UCLA
• Elected to serve on “Membership Committee” in my cooperative living community of 430 Los Angeles students, but I had to resign due to the virus
• Worked in the kitchen and was a front office desk worker for about a year in the Coop
• Studied classical ballet for 15 years
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