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Bettina Botos

Teacher/Mentor

M.A. French Language and Literature, M.A. Human Resources, University of Pecs, Hungary; additional studies at the Marc Bloc University, Strasbourg, France and Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Teaching French Language, World History, Cultural Geography, Life Skills, Community Minds at Fusion Pasadena.

I was born and raised in a beautiful, culturally rich and diverse Central-European country, Hungary and became obsessed with foreign-, especially, French culture in early childhood when I started to learn the language at the age of 6 in a French-specialized school. I lived and studied in Strasbourg, France during my college years, worked for French companies for some years, before working for American and Dutch companies in Europe in the Human Resources/Talent Management/Coaching and Recruitment fields.

In 2012, I moved to the United States with my musician/composer husband, Daniel, who is a professor at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and with my two wonderful kids, Aron and Julia.

Following the years, I spent at a software company in Pasadena in the field of International Talent Acquisition, I decided to dedicate myself to my love of teaching/mentoring and guiding people in discovering their strengths and values, to sharing my passion for foreign cultures as well as my experiences in career and life coaching, with the next generation.

My personal journey has taught me to enjoy the adventurous nature of being a “transplant” within a different culture. Consequently, I hope I am an authentic resource for my students and inspire them to explore the beauty of cultural diversity through the exciting process of learning languages, world history and cultural geography. I am happy to support my students to define and pursue their life-, and professional goals and helping them to transition into adult-life by teaching life-skills. I am also excited to be able to support my students in developing their social skills by teaching Community Minds.

Besides teaching, I like writing for cultural magazines, organizing cross-cultural events, spending time with my family, visiting relatives and friends in Europe. I also have an undeniable passion for dance, film, theatre, and music.

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