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James passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2010

Hi! I am an experienced language teacher who has taught both in the United States and France. My time is spent dedicated to my two passions: language education and human rights! I spend a lot of time travelling and doing outdoor sports such as rock climbing and biking!

I currently live in Paris, France where I teach French and English to university students, adolescents, adults and children. I have several years of experience in curriculum development thanks to my time directing my own language school in Paris!

Every one of my student receives a tailor-made educational experience. I firmly believe that each individual has specific needs and that education must adapt to those needs.

I look forward to meeting you!

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Experience

French Instructor
Jul 2014 - Present
Southern Methodist University

- French Instructor for an intensive French class for beginners.
- Students progress with an A1 level and finish with a B1 CEFR level.
- Designed the CEFR action-based curriculum and the structure of the 4-hour daily / 5 week course.
- Designed 16 workshops based on the CEFR and an action-based curriculum.

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English Instructor
Aug 2013 - Present
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

- Instructor for guided-conversation classes
- Themes include business, entrepreneurship and working life

Director-Founder
Aug 2012 - Present
L.I.F.E. Languages

- Creation, facilitation and coordination of the CEFR action-based curriculum used in the school.
- Managed all aspects of the school: personnel, administrative, financial, logistic and marketing
- Recruited and trained 12 teachers to the schools CEFR action-based curriculum.
- Performed monthly administrative reports
- Performed monthly student progress reports.
- Developed new services and products
- Organised weekly CEFR action-based workshops

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English Instructor
May 2013 - Jun 2014
Wall Street Institute

- English instructor for a private language school
- Facilitated classes of 8 students at all levels of the CEFR
- Developed curriculum materials for all levels of the CEFR
- Developed workshop materials that were based on an action-based CEFR curriculum.

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English Instructor
Aug 2011 - Aug 2012
Université Paris Diderot

- English instructor for a phonetics class
- English instructor for a guided-conversation class
- Creation of pedagogical materials used by the university

French Instructor
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
University of Connecticut

- Creation of the syllabus + curriculum development for a beginner-level French class.
- Creation of workshops that allowed students to speak French outside of class
- Winner of the "instructor of the year" award in May 2011 by my superiors and my colleagues.

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Education

Masters, French and French Studies
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
University of Connecticut
B.A. French, B.A. History
Aug 2006 - Aug 2010
Southern Methodist University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

2011 - Teacher of the Year Award
May 2011
University of Connecticut

Photos & Videos

I am giving a tour in Paris in French to students who are learning French ;-)

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Nice to meet you! I'm James, your French or English language teacher!
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Anne Sep 15, 2017
English · Online

Thanks to James' lessons, I was able to improve my English quickly and be more confident - just in time for my final exam at my university. I couldn't have done it without him!

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