EducationB.A. Mount Holyoke College, 2010
French major, education minor
-- one semester spent at Paris VII (Denis Diderot) with the Sweet Briar Junior Year Abroad Program
M.A. in French and Francophone Literature, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012
M.A. in French Literature, at Princeton University, 2014
Currently PhD candidate in French Literature at Princeton University
Experience-- I was born in Geneva, Switzerland and lived in Lausanne, Switzerland until the age of 8. French was my first language.
-- In 2006 I took the Advanced Placement test in French and scored a perfect score. I also took the French SAT II and scored a 790 out of 800.
-- At Mount Holyoke College I spent several years tutoring French and mathematics (12-18 yrs. of age). I obtained Massachusetts initial teacher's licensure, after completing a rigorous practicum program, in 2010. During the training, I spent one semester at a local high school, teaching two French II courses and one French III course. During this time I got a feel for what teaching entailed and how to best connect with students. Additionally, in order to obtain licensure
-- During my junior year of college I spent one semester at Paris VII (Denis Diderot) in Paris. I studied both literature and philosophy.
-- At UMass Amherst I spent two years studying French literature. During this time I would occasionally tutor French.
-- As a teaching assistant I was entirely responsible for one to two sections of beginner to intermediate french per semester. Courses taught:
Fall 2010: One section of French 110 (beginner; 30 students)
Spring 2011: Two sections of French 230 (intermediate; 30-33 students per class)
Fall 2011: Two sections of French 110 (beginner; 33-34 students per class)
Spring 2012: One section of French 120 (beginner II, 33 students).
-- At UMass I also taught one online course in the summer of 2011, French 240 (Intermediate II). This was a four-week intensive program that was run using SPARK, an online teaching tool.
-- During Spring of 2011 I was an apprentice for a senior seminar, under the direction of a professor. I taught two (3 hour) courses on a book of my choosing, W ou le souvenir d'enfance by Georges Perec.
-- During the summer of 2011 I taught at the Middlebury Monterey Language Academy, at one of their locations, in Poultney Vermont. This rigorous immersion program demanded that I teach approximately four hours a day. I taught French III (12 students). I also taught two additional courses (which I developed independently): a beginner theater course and an intermediate course on Switzerland.
-- At Princeton University I've taught Beginner French (FR 101, Fall 2013), and Intermediate/Advanced French twice (FR 107, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
HobbiesI enjoy playing the cello, reading, skiing and playing tennis. I'm very friendly, laid-back, and attentive to detail.I love teaching. I have always had a good rapport with students. My ultimate goal is to teach French at the university level and conduct research.
AP French, CLEP English Literature, English, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, SAT Subject Test in French with Listening, SAT Subject Test in French, French 4, French 3, French 2, French 1, French, AP French Language and Culture, GRE Subject Test in Literature in English
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