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                Shen Yuan Garden in Shaoxing, China 中国浙江省绍兴市沈园
About Me
My name is Thomas Montanaro. I was born and raised in AuSable Chasm, New York. After graduating from AuSable Valley Central school in 2006, I pursued my education in foreign language, particularly French, at SUNY Plattsburgh. During my Sophomore year, I studied abroad in Paris, France for one year.  During my stay, I traveled around Europe by myself or with friends. I also had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. After my return to the US, I continued my studies in French as well as other languages such as Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and German. In Summer 2009, I did an 8-week Québec studies program at the McGill University:  After eaning my BA in French, I moved to Ningbo, China for a teaching position at Zhejiang Wanli University. There, I taught courses in speaking, writing, and listening in English to college Freshmen and Sophomores. While in China, I also became proficient in spoken Mandarin and reading Chinese characters. After being accepted into the MST Graduate Program at SUNY Plattsburgh, I returned to the US to continue my studies in Adolescent Education.