I have worked with different age groups of students (elementary and secondary to college and professional) in different capacities from mentoring and tutoring to consulting.
My undergraduate training is in chemistry
-engineering and East Asian languages and literature
, which includes a lot of chemistry, physics
, engineering, mathematics
) and foreign languages (Chinese
, some Japanese
and some German
My undergraduate career also involved study abroad education: intensive Chinese language
immersion program in Harbin, China; African economic development and African political economy in Accra, Ghana; Japanese studies and Japanese language in Kanazawa, Japan.
My graduate training is in biomedical engineering - (M.S. BME) and teaching Chinese as a foreign language
- (M.A. TCFL)
BME biomedical engineering coursework includes engineering analysis, medical imaging, image processing, signal processing, cell and tissue interaction, biomaterials, biophysics, neural system behavior, cell and molecular engineering, entrepreneurship and financial economics
. Master's project was completed in Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory at CUNY Graduate Center investigating speech
processing of monolinguals and bilinguals using mismatch negativity analysis.
TCFL Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language includes Chinese linguistics, Chinese phonetics, Chinese semantics, Chinese pedagogical grammar
, Chinese sociolinguistics, Reading
development in Chinese as Second Language, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese as a Second Language research and applications, Designing Innovative classroom activities, principles and practices of TCEL, women in Chinese literature and society, and a cumulative teaching practicum.Programming
Languages - MATLAB
Foreign Languages - Burmese, Mandarin
Standardized Tests - GRE
, ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), New York State Notary Public, New York State Life Insurance Agent, New York State Accident and Health Insurance Agent