I have studied English, French, and Italian since childhood and I started to teach languages and humanities as a college student in 1990. My background is international: I grew up bilingual-French in Dobruja (a Black Sea zone in Romania); relocated with my family to Naples (Italy); and I acquired U.S. citizenship in 1997. My credentials are: a Master of Arts degree in European Studies/International Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philology (Foreign Languages and Cultures). I am certified in French (France Langue, Nice), Italian (Centro Italiano, Naples), and Romanian/Moldavian (Universitatea din București, Romania) and hold certifications in all the listed subjects. In Washington D.C. I trained/tested diplomats. I have also studied Classical Painting in Capri (Italy), Dallas (Texas) and at the National Academy of Art, New York City; and I studied Theatre/Modeling in Washington D.C.(Millenium Models) and Ballet/Flamenco at 92nd Street Y’s Dance Center in New York City.
I am certified and experienced in multiple subjects. I have designed and implemented personalized curricula for various age groups (3yo-72yo).
READING COMPREHENSION, (CREATIVE) WRITING, VOCABULARY, CRITICAL THINKING, VERBAL REASONING, ANALYTICAL WRITING, LITERARY ANALYSIS, CRITICAL READING, PUBLIC SPEAKING, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS, and ESL/ACCENT REDUCTION
TOEFL, ILR tests, IELTS
SSAT, PSAT, ACT EXPLORE, ISEE, ECAA, AABL, CPAA, CTP, WrAP
Executive language courses (French, Italian, English)
High School Test Prep
European Homeschooling for children aged 3-13 (French/Italian)
Travel courses (“survival” French, Italian, English)
I worked as a local consultant in Bucharest, Romania:
TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING, READING COMPREHENSION, (CREATIVE) WRITING, VOCABULARY, CRITICAL THINKING, VERBAL REASONING, ANALYTICAL WRITING, LITERARY ANALYSIS, CRITICAL READING, PUBLIC SPEAKING, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS.
I passed the SAT/Writing exam; additionally I have a BA degree in English (Writing, Reading Grammar, Literature).
I have passed the SAT Reading Exam. Additionally I have a BA degree in English (Grammar and Literature)
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