Growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, I have grown up in diverse neighborhoods, been a key member in international student organizations, and have always been interested in language
and culture. Therefore, upon high school graduation, I joined the United States Air Force (USAF) as a linguist. Prior to enlisting in the USAF, I learned Spanish
at the AP-level and taught myself much more thereafter, ending up scoring two plus (2+) in listening and two plus (2+) in reading
on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). I take every opportunity presented to me to help my peers with their Spanish abilities; whether it be in reading, writing
, speaking, or general grammar
and to practice the language at any opportunity presented to me. I traveled and studied abroad for two (2) months primarily in La Paz, Bolivia and somewhat throughout Peru. I am very well-versed in Spanish grammar and helping others fine-tune their Spanish language abilities.
I learned Korean
at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California and achieved a score of two (2) in speaking, three (3) in reading, and three (3) in listening comprehension. I am well-versed in Korean grammar and the mechanics of the language. I also have experience in tutoring peers of mine who also work with the language. I have been a Korean translator for the USAF for the past six (6) years. I have also lived in the Republic of Korea (ROK) for two (2) years and studied abroad at Sogang University in Seoul for one month of advanced Korean language studies. I graduated with honors from the DLI. Additionally, I have completed my major within the University of Maryland, University College system for East Asian Studies with a focus on the Korean Peninsula.
Sadly there is not an option for this language on WyzAnt; however, I also offer tutoring lessons for the Somali language. I learned the Somali language two (2) years ago and have been translating it since for the USAF. Upon graduation, I have achieved and maintained a proficiency level of two (2) in reading, two (2) in speaking, and two (2) in listening from the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).
Most importantly, being a native English
speaker, I have gained an in-depth perspective on language learning and am very familiar with the intricacies and nuances of language learning. Allow me to be your tutor and guide you on a successful path through your language-learning-journey.
I also offer tutoring online via Skype if that works better for the situation.