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Nicole Bedford

Nicole Bedford has undertaken undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Biology after which in 2006 she began teaching Science, Math, and Biology in Bahamian High schools like Lyford Cay School and Akhepran International School. After 4 years of teaching, she resumed studies in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and was awarded a TEFL Certification in 2011 after working in Eastern Europe in the Republic of Georgia as an ESL Teacher. In June 2011 she began working with an English Immersion Summer Camp in France, becoming Assistant Director the following year until summer 2016. Nicole is also an aspiring author and has completed studies in English Literature with the University of London’s External Program. Her writing won her a spot in the Yale Writer’s Conference in 2013, which only offered 131 spots at that time. In 2015 Nicole moved to France to study French Language and Civilization, where she obtained 4 University Diplomas from the University of Rennes 2 in Rennes, Bretagne, France in levels A1-B2 in French. While living in France Nicole taught English as a Foreign Language at the Institut Mondia Langue, where she trained students to take English Proficiency Exams like the BULATS, TOEIC, and TOEFL. She also was outsourced to teach English at the University of Rennes 1 School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy. Nicole is an experienced classroom practitioner possessing excellent classroom management skills, as well as enthusiasm and dedication. Her main focus is on developing and fostering the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to age, ability, and aptitude. Able to devise and develop ways to encourage a pupil further, and challenge and inspire pupils, to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding. Can quickly adapt to a classroom environment, and have excellent knowledge of the National and International Curriculums.