|| Marie-HÃ¨lÃ©ne Hickman was born in Brunoy, France, a suburb of Paris. After she received her Bachelor's degree in France, she moved to the United States when she was 22 years old. During her career, she has taught every level and age group in academia, and is also a private tutor for businesses and individuals. In addition to many of her teaching positions, she was an Adjunct Professor at Auburn University and Alabama State University, both in Montgomery, and Corpus Christi School in Mobile. Returning to France frequently, she has been an educational tour guide there for the past thirty years.