I am an accomplished tutor with more than five years of volunteer and professional tutoring experience in a variety of subjects. My strongest suit is language acquisition, having studied Spanish, Latin, German, Italian, Japanese, Scottish and Irish. I hold a BA in Japanese, continued at the graduate level, and am currently studying for the JLPT N1. I lived in Japan for a year on study abroad, with a host family and on my own, so I've got a pretty good grasp of the culture too.
A third-generation Mexican-American I grew up speaking both Spanish and English. I have tutored Spanish, Italian and Japanese at many different levels, for many different people, particularly students with developmental disabilities. If you think you can't learn a new language, try me!
Alongside the languages I have studied the culture, history and society of Japan, Mexico, and much of Europe. I recently graduated with a Master's in International Policy Studies and consider myself fairly knowledgeable in the fields of politics, economics, and statistics to boot. My graduate program was a professional one, and I have worked on nearly a hundred research projects, policy memos, and presentations in English and Japanese. I'm a decent editor and proof reader, and my understanding of the English language has flourished on account of the ridiculous amount of writing I've done.
Finally, I have been trained in the use of both PCs and Macs and have in turn trained others in their use, professionally. I am an advanced level user of Microsoft Office, and am comfortable around most forms of language learning software and communication tools. Furthermore, an amateur artist all my life I have been using PhotoShop since it first came out and can sometimes pretend to be good at video editing software such as iMovie. Sometimes.
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