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Celeste Y.

Seattle, WA

$35/hr

Casual Conversation & Culture Lessons with Celeste

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Casual Conversation & Culture Lessons with Celeste

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I was born in Cincinnati, OH, but have spent more than half of my life living, schooling, and working abroad (Australia, Malaysia and Japan). Today's world is becoming increasingly rich in its diversity. The ability to adapt to and to appreciate other cultures is therefore becoming an increasingly valuable skill. This so happens to be my expertise. An important aspect to understanding culture is language. Language is a key element in achieving effective communication. Good communication leads to better understanding. Understanding breeds appreciation. I can teach English, Japanese and Malay conversation, as well as provide relevant cultural insight.

My teaching philosophy is simple: Make the subject matter approachable. People who I've worked with - be it students, colleagues or friends - have told me that my teaching and explanations are easy to follow. While I attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, I taught English and Math to children of low-income first generation families as a volunteer. My other teaching experience includes 2 years teaching English Conversation, Grammar and Reading to high school students in Nagasaki, Japan as a participant of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, and tutoring the elementary school-aged children of Japanese expatriates in English while living in Malaysia.

Teaching aside, I have worked in the corporate world in roles involving translation and interpretation work in English-Japanese-Malay. I am excited to work with students of all ages and backgrounds. My goal is to introduce language to my students in a way that isn't overwhelming (and that they can actually find FUN!), with a stronger focus on conversation and cross-cultural communication.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL to students ranging from age 6 to adults, in the US, Japan and Malaysia. I have worked with many Japanese students of English, who have found my ability to speak Japanese helpful in sometimes explaining difficult concepts. I spent 2 years in Nagasaki prefecture teaching English at a senior high school, and am currently a volunteer at a local elementary school helping 2nd grade students in writing.

Occidental College
Asian Studies, Japan

Education

Occidental College (Asian Studies, Japan)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Celeste will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98118.


About Celeste

I was born in Cincinnati, OH, but have spent more than half of my life living, schooling, and working abroad (Australia, Malaysia and Japan). Today's world is becoming increasingly rich in its diversity. The ability to adapt to and to appreciate other cultures is therefore becoming an increasingly valuable skill. This so happens to be my expertise. An important aspect to understanding culture is language. Language is a key element in achieving effective communication. Good communication leads to better understanding. Understanding breeds appreciation. I can teach English, Japanese and Malay conversation, as well as provide relevant cultural insight.

My teaching philosophy is simple: Make the subject matter approachable. People who I've worked with - be it students, colleagues or friends - have told me that my teaching and explanations are easy to follow. While I attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, I taught English and Math to children of low-income first generation families as a volunteer. My other teaching experience includes 2 years teaching English Conversation, Grammar and Reading to high school students in Nagasaki, Japan as a participant of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, and tutoring the elementary school-aged children of Japanese expatriates in English while living in Malaysia.

Teaching aside, I have worked in the corporate world in roles involving translation and interpretation work in English-Japanese-Malay. I am excited to work with students of all ages and backgrounds. My goal is to introduce language to my students in a way that isn't overwhelming (and that they can actually find FUN!), with a stronger focus on conversation and cross-cultural communication.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

Occidental College
Asian Studies, Japan

Education

Occidental College (Asian Studies, Japan)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98118

Celeste’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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