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Swarthmore College , Swarthmore, PA. Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in French, minor in Education, May 2006.
Current GPA 3.77, major GPA 3.87.
K-12 French teaching certification.
Relevant Coursework: French language, culture, literary analysis, and contemporary history; writing workshop; linguistics; Educational studies.
Activities: Dancer, choreographer, and co-coordinator for Terpsichore, an all-inclusive dance performance group.
Also danced within many classes (Ballet, Modern, and African dance) and performed other students’ choreography in departmental performances. Danced an average of 10 hours per week each semester throughout college.
Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France. Lived with non-English-speaking host family and completed all coursework in French in Study Abroad Program. Awarded Prix Baudelaire for most motivated French speaker in program group. (Jan-May 2004)
Saint George’s School, Spokane , WA . Graduated valedictorian, June 2002. GPA 4.0.
National Merit Scholar; Presidential Scholar semi-finalist; school awards in French, math, and drama; Knowledge Bowl co-captain; Spokane Civic Theatre high school board president; actor in school plays and musicals; danced ballet and modern dance after school.
Student teacher, Friends Select School, Philadelphia . Taught French level 1 in 7th grade and levels 2 and 3 in the high school. Designed curricula to teach grammar, culture, and introductory literary analysis. Topics included : present, imperative, passé composé, and imparfait tenses ; reflexive verbs ; activity, cafe, high school, and travel vocabulary and culture ; and literary analysis using St. Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince. Observed and substitute taught a French 4 literature class. (Jan – Apr 2006)
** See my online student teaching portfolio at http://acad.swarthmore.edu/Ed17/efeltma1/
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French camp counselor, Lac du Bois, Concordia Language Villages , Hackensack, MN. For 8 weeks during each of the past 5 summers, supervised, cared for, and taught French to children ages 6-18 in a language immersion summer camp. Resolved conflicts, homesickness, and emotional issues in cabin groups, motivated children to learn and love French, supported newer staff members to understand camp programming and learn teaching strategies. Received 1 week of intensive training in language teaching each summer. (June-Aug 2001-present)
Junior Counselor (2001), Counselor (2002), Counselor and Store Manager (2003-4), Senior Counselor and Environmental Awareness Coordinator (2005). During summer 2006, will work as Credit Teacher, teaching a 4-week class for which students will receive one year of high school French credit.
Tutor for Chester Children’s Choir student. Weekly tutoring/mentoring for fifth-grade girl from Chester, PA, (one of the poorest cities in the country), after her rehearsals on campus with the college choir director. Provided support for reading, spelling, math, and computer literacy skills (Sept 2005- May 2006).
After-school French teacher, Swarthmore Rutledge School , Swarthmore, PA. Planned 10-week curriculum and taught French to 1-4 grade students in an informal language immersion setting. (Oct-Dec 2005)
Classroom Observer and Researcher. Observed and studied eight grade students in the alternative project-based integrative curriculum, the Soundings classroom, at Radnor Middle School and contributed to a study of student motivation. (Oct-Dec 2005)
Tutor with Learning for Life. Participated in Learning for Life program that pairs college students and staff for reciprocal teaching. Worked with dining hall administrative assistant on computer literacy and fluency, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel. (Oct – Dec 2005)
Classroom Observer. Observed an AP Spanish class at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, PA. (Aug-Dec 2004)
Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Swarthmore College , Swarthmore, PA. Assisted Introductory Chemistry students with laboratory work and questions, graded assignments. (Aug-Dec 2003)
Other Interests and Skills:
Languages: Fluent in French, introductory skills in Spanish.
Technology: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Dreamweaver.
Current certifications: Lifeguard Training – Community First Aid and Safety, CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
Other interests: ballet, modern, and African dance; theater; volleyball; Frisbee; table tennis; camping; hiking; canoeing; reading; women’s history and gender issues.