Ms. Chinn, a native French speaker trained in the French education system, is a seasoned teacher with over a decade of elementary and middle-school classroom experience. After receiving her degree in Romance Linguistics and Literature from UC. Berkeley, Ms. Chinn gained experience teaching French in various schools and helped set up Les Petits Francophones, a French-American preschool for which she served as both French teacher and Assistant Director. Since 2004, she has developed curriculum and taught at the East Bay French School, École Bilingue de Berkeley, and the Dorris-Eaton School. Ms. Chinn also has extensive experience of tutoring in French and Spanish; over the past year, she has worked with the children of native French speakers at The Academy, instructing them in reading, writing, and speaking French. Outside of teaching, Ms. Chinn enjoys cooking and spending time with her two daughters.