AMADOU M. COUNDOUL
French Teacher The Beekman School, New York City, NY
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About Me

I'm a native French speaker and an educator and a highly skilled and motivated Foreign Language Teacher, an Honors graduate with 15 years of teaching experience in the French language and French immersion and have reached goals and exceeded expectations throughout my career. My university degree in Language Education Studies gave me excellent skills in teaching French. Hence I believe my knowledge of both subjects and students and passion for community engagement align well with the qualifications you are seeking and will be of value to the students.


I am adept in classroom instruction, lesson plan development, and teacher mentoring. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate interpersonal and organizational skills, I excel at:

  • Building cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Increasing student engagement and maximizing student participation with diverse activities in the classroom.
  • Cultivating positive student, parent, and teacher relationships.

In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for the French language, culture, history, and literature. I have developed teaching strategies (constructive practice) and ethical positions (fairness for all) that motivate, engage, and stir students to reach their linguistic potential. 

I would love to bring my skills, knowledge, and passion to any organization, and make a positive contribution to your ongoing success in this area with a genuine desire to collaborate with colleagues, and comfort with an interest in working with students in an advisory capacity. You will find me an enthusiastic, reliable, organized, and self-driven person. In short, I’m a great candidate for this position. So, I believe my experience, unique skills, and deep cultural and linguistic passion will be of use to your students and staff.


Degrees
Master - 2003

Education

Pace University

Master - 2003

Education

Pace University


Teaching History
Teacher of French

Jul 2022 - Dec 2019


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities with clear objectives
  • Facilitated a positive learning environment by using enthusiastic and energetic instructional strategies and consistent classroom management 95%.


Teacher of French

Jul 2022 - Mar 2018


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Increased student learning motivation and effectiveness through technology.
  • Established diverse teaching methods to ensure all students are learning. 100%

French Teacher
The Beekman School, New York City, NY

Sep 2021 - Current


  • Implement diverse approaches to ensure academic success, be student-focused, engaging, and involve active learning where the mind is actively engaged and develop student’s listening skills.
  • Tailor and individualize an instructional study for students presented in a grade-appropriate language where activities are proposal, meaningful, and relevant.
  • Provide selected short stories that will enable students to pursue independent reading, administer a variety of appropriate assessments, provide feedback, and track student’s progress. 95%

French Teacher
The Beekman School

Sep 2021 - Current


  • Implement diverse approaches to ensure academic success, be student-focused, engaging, and involve active learning where the mind is actively engaged and develop student’s listening skills.
  • Tailor and individualize an instructional study for students presented in a grade-appropriate language where activities are proposal, meaningful, and relevant.
  • Provide selected short stories that will enable students to pursue independent reading, administer a variety of appropriate assessments, provide feedback, and track student’s progress. 95%


Online French Tutor

Apr 2021 - Current


  • Strategically foster student engagement & enjoyment to learn the French language and culture.
  • Provide students with opportunities to listen, to speak, to read, and to write.
  • Support students through distance learning and provide daily feedback, and assessments.                

French Teacher
City Speakeasy Language School - New York City, NY

Feb 2019 - Current


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Collaborated and implemented innovative pedagogical initiatives that focused on student-first, hands-on and experiential learning to foster French instruction through customized lesson plans.
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities 95%

French Teacher
ABC Languages - New York City, NY

Mar 2018 - Dec 2019


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities with clear objectives
  • Facilitated a positive learning environment by using enthusiastic and energetic instructional strategies and consistent classroom management 95%.

French Teacher
Rennert International Language Institute - New York City, NY

Jan 2016 - Mar 2018


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Increased student learning motivation and effectiveness through technology.
  • Established diverse teaching methods to ensure all students are learning. 100%

French Teacher
Preply Online Tutoring

Apr 2015 - Current

  • Strategically foster student engagement & enjoyment to learn the French language and culture.
  • Provide students with opportunities to listen, to speak, to read, and to write.
  • Support students through distance learning and provide daily feedback, and assessments.                



Adjunct Lecturer French
York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - New York City, NY

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007


  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuated presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities.
  • Coordinated with other language teachers to share learning strategies 95%

Adjunct Lecturer French
York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - New York City, NY

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007


  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuated presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities.
  • Coordinated with other language teachers to share learning strategies 95%


Adjunct Lecturer French
Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York City, NY

Jan 2007 - Jun 2009


  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuated presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities 95%.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning 

Adjunct Lecturer French

Jan 2007 - Jun 2009


  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuated presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities 95%.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning 


French
The New York City Department Of Education (DOE) - New York City, NY

Jan 2005 - May 2010


  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies.
  • Held classroom routines to support the student environment and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts, and in-depth subject matter. 100%.

Certified Substitute Teacher

Jan 2005 - May 2010


  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies.
  • Held classroom routines to support the student environment and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts, and in-depth subject matter. 100%.

Adjunct Lecturer French
Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - New York City, NY

Jan 2004 - May 2006


  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuated presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities.
  • Collaborated with languages Department to create dynamic, ongoing curriculum development and instruction improvement program 95%

Adjunct Lecturer French

Jan 2004 - May 2006


  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuated presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities.
  • Collaborated with languages Department to create dynamic, ongoing curriculum development and instruction improvement program 95%

Certified Tutor
TestQuest, Inc. - New York City, NY

Jan 2004 - Dec 2010


Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide ranges of instructional approaches.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course contents.
  • Kept students on task with positive reinforcement strategies.100%


Certified French Tutor
TestQuest, Inc. - New York City, NY

Jan 2004 - Dec 2010


Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide ranges of instructional approaches.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course contents.
  • Kept students on task with positive reinforcement strategies.100%

Student Teacher (Intern)
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics - New York City, NY

Sep 2003 - Dec 2003


  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment, and classroom displays to support the teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts, and in-depth subject matter 100%


Student Teacher (Intern)
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics - New York City, NY

Sep 2003 - Dec 2003


  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment, and classroom displays to support the teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts, and in-depth subject matter 100%

Elementary/Secondary French Teacher
New Vistas Academy - Brooklyn, NY

Jan 1990 - Dec 1995


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities.
  • Coordinated special excursions to local points of interest and more extensive study trip resume to expand learning for French-language students 100%
                                                                             

Elementary/Secondary French Teacher
New Vistas Academy - Brooklyn, NY

Jan 1990 - Dec 1995


  • Built cultural literacy by organizing lesson plans focused on French-speaking countries.
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities.
  • Coordinated special excursions to local points of interest and more extensive study trip resume to expand learning for French-language students 100%


Areas of Specialization
French language

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