University of Oxford: BA Italian and Spanish 2:1
United World College of the Atlantic, Wales: International Baccalaureate (43/45, bilingual diploma)
International School of Nice, France: IGSCEs
François d’Assise Nicolas Barré, Monaco: Brevet des Collèges (Mention Très Bien)
Biography & Interests
I was born and raised in France to a French/American father and British mother. After spending most of my education in the French system, I moved to UWC Atlantic College in Wales for my final two years of school. I then spent a gap year travelling and working at various film production companies, the BBC in London and at the UN in New York. Later that year I began my BA at Magdalen College, Oxford, reading Italian and Spanish. My love for travel and communication had fuelled my interest in languages and literature, and being bilingual fostered my awareness of the many subtleties of language and the challenges of translation from a young age. Having previously studied Italian, I was taught Spanish in both the French and International education systems, enabling me to develop a more critical understanding of its linguistic structure and improve my translation skills.
Since graduating from Oxford in September 2018, I have moved to London to pursue a career in acting. I am also training as a yoga instructor, with a special interest in teaching kid’s yoga.
Experience & Approach
In the summer of 2010, I travelled to Argentina to volunteer at a children’s day care center (La Casa Del Niño) on the outskirts of the slums surrounding Buenos Aires. As well as helping the small team to run the local centre and participate in the daily activities, I also taught the children English. This was particularly challenging as it we only had a single classroom in which to teach children ranging from 3 to 16 years old. Accommodating the different levels and juggling the specific interests and difficulties that arose for each individual was something I tried to pay particular attention to, finding exercises and activities that could be effectively used with progressions or regressions depending on the student.
On my year abroad during university, I spent a few weeks teaching English to 3-5 year olds at the Busy Bee Academy in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. As this was such a young year group, I used a lot of fun and creative games and activities to facilitate their learning whilst maintaining their attention and energy focused on the lesson.