James is a French-American who graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Economy after having studied History and Mandarin Chinese at La Sorbonne in Paris. It was during his time in academia that he developed a love for Economics, Languages, and International Relations. He has the University of Cambridge’s CELTA certification and has been working in education since 2013. He’s taught students from all four corners of the globe in equally varied places like New York City, USA, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Beijing, China. Having taught students from middle school to post-grad lawyers, actors, and business executives, he has learned the value of creating personalized and student-centered learning.
Always passionate for international dialogue, James has an undying respect for diplomacy in its many forms and completed an internship with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2019. During his time in the Press Service of the Consulate General of France in San Francisco, he learned closely from France’s finest diplomats the values of professionalism, responsibility, and respect, which he carries with him through his many adventures around the world. He is preparing to continue his studies in international economics and diplomacy at one of Japan’s prestigious universities.
Outside of Tokyo Academics, James is a lifelong sailor. From his beginnings on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, France to his time competing on UC Berkeley’s sailing team, James can point to his 2,070-nautical-mile (3,830 km) race across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hawaii as one of the greatest achievements of his life.
AP, IB, TOEFL, SSAT, ISEE, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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