"A good teacher remembers the thrill of learning something new and encourages that same enthusiasm with her students. Whether you’re a child or an adult, discovery is exciting! And in a city as old as Paris, there’s always something new to discover. Teaching in small groups allows us to make a more personal connection. Paris is meaningful to so many, but those individual meanings may be drastically different for each of us. That’s why I try to tailor information to fit individual interests, as they emerge during our time together.
Appreciating the beauty of a work of art is important, but understanding that work in historical context is even more empowering. Learning about the creator and their motivations encourages us to examine our world in the same in-depth way. My job is to help you make connections with the past, to better understand the present."
My favorite place for a unique shopping experience is the historic fabric district around the Marché Saint-Pierre, in the shadow of Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. The 7-story market is 140 years old and claims to be the largest fabric store in the world. The surrounding shops are bustling with fashion students, industry professionals, and hobbyists alike.
Hannah earned her BA in American Studies and Film Studies and went on to receive an MA in Museum Studies at The George Washington University. After completing her graduate studies, she worked as an educational program coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution, where she planned public programs for families and individuals, ranging from lectures to jazz concerts, kite festivals to sleepovers at the Natural History Museum! Hannah has always enjoyed sharing her love of learning with others in a variety of settings, whether it is in a museum, a classroom, or exploring her neighborhood with her family. A native Californian, she now lives in Paris with her husband and two young children.