Olivia P. passed a background check on 2/28/12. The check was ordered by Olivia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
After sending a message to Olivia, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.
Greetings to all those reading!
My name is Olivia and I have just returned home to the US after spending a year overseas teaching English as a foreign language to elementary school students in South Korea. Although I've lived in Korea for a year, my second language is actually Japanese.
I thoroughly enjoy studying language. My own enjoyment of language study was a big influence on choosing to teach English. Now that I am back in the US I would like to continue teaching and tutoring English as well as Japanese. Thank you for reading. :)
Teaching English to speakers of other languages has been my career of choice since the completion of my undergraduate degree. As a teacher, I feel it is important to not only understand the course material, but also understand the students' level and goal in the language acquisition process. Through my experiences teaching English overseas I have been able to develop ESL curriculum as well as implement successful lesson based around already establish curriculum. I have experience being the sole teacher in a classroom as well as co-teacher with another English teacher of a non-native speaker background. I have taught grades 1 through 6 as well as adult home room teachers of these grades.
My focus with teaching the Japanese language is to build the student's foundation level and explore specific interest areas. I believe language learning should be more of a fun process than a painstaking one. I am also an advocate of introducing kanji (Chinese characters) immediately after the introduction of hiragana and katakana (Japanese syllabary. From day one I want my students to feel empowered with their knowledge of Japanese language and culture and continuously learn more. Ganbarimashou! (Let's do our best!)
Your first hour with any tutor is protected by our Good Fit Guarantee: You don’t pay for tutoring unless you find a good fit!
Usually responds in about 14 hours
Send Olivia a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Olivia or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now
If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.