Teaching was, in point of fact, my first full-time job. I taught the seventh-grade girls class at J.H.S. 120 in New York City's Harlem from 9/65 to 6/66. (The school no longer exists--the building is now a church). My subjects were mathematics and English. I subsequently taught a year at James Monroe H.S. in the Bronx (New York City). There I taught math in Spanish to Spanish-speaking students. In more recent memory, I taught a year at Harlem International School (9/98 to 6/99.) It was like a... [more]
I graduated from City College with a B.A. in French. I also have state certification in French from New York (Grades 7-12) and from Florida (k-12). I am a certified translator (French-English) of the American Translators Association.
I worked as a private tutor and public school teacher of Spanish since the 1970's. I have certification in Spanish (k-12) from both the states of Florida and New York. I worked as a Spanish interpreter for 24 years in the New York State Unified Court System (1988-2012).