Elena Thompson ’16 is an assistant teacher in two different primary schools in France. She helps children 6 through 11 to learn and improve their English skills. Ms. Thompson aids the teachers with their lesson plans, providing ideas for various activities that involve English comprehension and production.
“Being able to work one-on-one with different students showed me in-depth how each person has their own unique way of learning.”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“Working with young children can really change how you look at various things in life. It really teaches you how to become more open and patient with everyday normalities.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“When I was at Carthage, I took on many different roles and opportunities. One of the roles that has prepared me most for my current position was being a French tutor. Being able to work one-on-one with different students showed me in-depth how each person has their own unique way of learning. I am able to take all those different approaches and apply them to my current work.”
Tips for current Carthage students:
“Make sure to balance out your school life. College is important for beginning to find out who you are, but also a time to really dive into different studies. Try to be interested in a lot of things, take risks, and, even if you’re nervous about doing something new, just go for it.”