- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 95
- Teaching since:
I am a recent graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia. I earned a Master of Arts in Language Teaching.
As a teacher, I enjoy using a variety of resources to teach. We can read children books or sing songs. I use VoiceThread to give individual feedback about your speaking abilities. Whether you are preparing for vacation or you want your child to learn another language, we can discuss your goals and make a plan that match your interest, availability, and goals.
Outside of my degree program, I have served as a substitute teacher for Kelly Educational Services in the Columbia Public School District, Columbia, Missouri. On a weekly basis, I was assigned to a classroom in a K-12 school. I carried out the lead teacher’s instruction, co-taught, or supported the lead instructor. The time spent in those classroom settings enriched my classroom management skills and gave me the opportunity to learn about how different teachers plan their lessons.+ Read More
At the University of Missouri-Columbia, I have taught four semesters of French 1100 (level 1) and one semester of French 1200 (level 2). My responsibilities as instructor-of-record included lesson planning, grading assignments or tests, collaborating with colleagues and meeting one-on-one with students during office hours.
Before the start of the semester, I created a Blackboard or Canvas site for students to access course information throughout the semester because it is important to continuously provide information and reminders to students. On the site, I use an innovative program called Voice Thread. In Voice Thread students are given an opportunity to speak French on an assigned topic, and they are given individual feedback weekly. In my classroom, I pride myself on creating a safe classroom environment that accommodates the needs of individual students while still promoting rigorous expectations for our program. I welcome questions and ask students for feedback about how well they have learned what I am teaching. After class, I use office hours to help students who are struggling with difficult concepts. This spring semester, I am teaching French 1200. I served as the coordinator and created a syllabus, managed weekly meetings with other instructors, and created quizzes and exams.
I have served as a French teacher for Grant Elementary School’s Language Club. In that position, I taught French to elementary school children twice a week. I was responsible for planning lessons and keeping students engaged.+ Read More