Isabelle Bernard

$35 hour
I recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc with Honors in Immunology and Infection (graduated June 2021), and will attend medical school at the University of Alberta as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) student in August 2021 (MD graduation expected June 2025). I am very passionate about French bilingualism and scientific literacy, so have dedicated much of my undergraduate activities to encouraging other students to pursue their interests in these fields. I believe that the motivation to success must come from the student themselves in order to be sustainable over the long term. Therefore, I make sure to not only teach the necessary material, but also to encourage students to set long/short-term goals for themselves. Apart from school, I am very involved in infectious diseases research, French-bilingual debate, and cross-country running. I also have an adorable dog who may make an appearance on video chats :)

French language qualifications: French is my first language, so I have native proficiency in French reading, writing, and oral skills. I taught an early French learner for two years on a weekly basis, was funded by the provincial government through the Serving Community Internship Program (SCiP) to coach French debate to high school students at École Michaelle-Jean in Edmonton for three years, and co-founded the French debate branch of the University of Alberta Debate Society in 2019 to practice university-level French debate.

Science/math qualifications: I worked as an early learners instructor at Kumon for 2 years teaching math. I also graduated with a BSc with Honors in Immunology and Infection at the University of Alberta, so have taken basic and advanced math and science undergraduate courses. I am heavily involved in science research at the University of Alberta – my research was funded as a summer research student in 2019 and 2020 with publications, and I completed an undergraduate research thesis in April 2021. Finally, I have experience taking the MCAT exam and doing traditional panel/MMI medical school interviews.

Isabelle Bernard

Education:
Doctor of Medicine (MD) student
University of Alberta
2021-2025 (expected graduation June 2025)

BSc with Honors in Immunology and Infection
University of Alberta
2017-2021 (graduated June 2021)

Old Scona Academic High School
– Alberta Education Diploma received June 2017
– Full International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma received July 2017
2014-2017 (graduated June 2017)

DELF B2 French language certificate
2017

 

Work Experience:

French language work experience:
Dec 2017- Sept 2019
Freelance French language tutor
Taught French speech, reading skills and grammar to an early French language learner on a weekly basis.

Aug 2018 – present
French debate coach
École Michaelle-Jean (2018-present)
I coach French debate to a team of high school students biweekly and train them to compete in local French debate tournaments.

March 2018 – Sept 2019
Vice-president Bilingual
University of Alberta Debate Society, University of Alberta
Oversaw the coordination of training of university-level French bilingual debaters at the University of Alberta. Represented the University of Alberta at the French National Debate Championships in Montreal (March 2019).

Science/math work experience:
2017-2019
Early Learners math and reading instructor
Kumon Math and Reading Centre
Tutored early learners at Kumon with math and reading, administered exams, and graded worksheets/exams.

May 2020 – Aug 2020
Summer Research Student — funded by Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Dpt of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Research project on endothelial cell infection and dysfunction in COVID-19; published in Viruses (2021)

May 2019 – Aug 2019
Summer Research Student — funded by Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Dpt of Cell Biology
Research project on reovirus; published in Journal of Virology (2019)

– Any level of French language/writing
– Up to MATH 114
– High school Alberta and IB biology courses (biology 10, 20, 30, 35)
– University-level biology courses (including BIOL107, BIOL 201, PHYSL 210/212/214, IMIN 200…)
– MCAT subjects (BBFL, PSBF, CARS) review
– Medical school interview preparation

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