ABOUT THE TEACHER
I am an American currently living in a suburb of Paris. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I earned my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages from Pennsylvania State University. Over the past fifteen years, I have lived in four countries on three continents and learned two new languages. During that time, I have developed a deep appreciation for communication. My struggles to connect with those around me have taught me the value of simplicity when I could not find the words, as well as a sensibility to the music of my own language. I live in a bilingual home with my French husband and two beautiful children. Not only do I enjoy being a teacher, I also thoroughly enjoy being a student and learning about the world in which we live.
Over the years, I have taught a wide variety of subjects, including basic computer skills to more advanced and focused software usage. Relating to English, I have taught children, both bilingual children and learners of English as a second language, as well as adult learners, focusing on business English and conversational English. My goal as a teacher, for whatever age or proficiency level, is to inspire confidence in my students and to help them reach their fullest potential.
Language determines how we connect with one another. It defines our very thoughts. A second language inspires new ways of thinking and allows us to connect with others in a way that would otherwise be impossible. The proper selection of words allows for sublime sharing of ideas.