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Lydia T.

5 Years + Language Teaching Experience, Kids and Adults

5 Years + Language Teaching Experience, Kids and Adults

$38/hour

  • 319 hours tutoring

About Lydia


Bio

Japanese: I first gained interest in Japanese through anime, and am encouraged that many young learners are the same. I lived in Japan for 4 years, including studying at a Japanese language school for 2 years (while tutoring part-time). I passed the N2 test, but more importantly to me, have communicated with friends and Japanese teachers primarily or exclusively in Japanese. Compared to the average native Japanese speaker, I am more conscious of the differences between English and Japanese,...

Japanese: I first gained interest in Japanese through anime, and am encouraged that many young learners are the same. I lived in Japan for 4 years, including studying at a Japanese language school for 2 years (while tutoring part-time). I passed the N2 test, but more importantly to me, have communicated with friends and Japanese teachers primarily or exclusively in Japanese. Compared to the average native Japanese speaker, I am more conscious of the differences between English and Japanese, and thus better understand common mistakes and can explain them.

ESL: I taught English for 1 year in Beijing, China and 4 years in Tokyo, Japan. While in China I did teacher training to help native Chinese use English in their classrooms, as well as teach Elementary students. In Japan I taught at a conversation school for 3 years, mostly helping adults with business or travel English. I also did TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS teaching as part of that. For my last year, I worked as an ALT at an Elementary school. I have a TEFL certificate.

AP English: In High School, I excelled in my AP English classes, consistently received a score of 7 or above on my practice essays, got 5s on both the AP Lang and AP Lit tests, and got above 700 on each test section in the SAT. I noticed common patterns for questions and helped my friends with tips.

Overall, as a language teacher I find it satisfying to witness my students' growth, and I think many appreciate that I can relate to them more culturally and understand the reasons for their common grammatical mistakes, while correcting them gently. I tailor lessons to individuals and am flexible in my approach. Through my varied language experience, I better understand how to clearly communicate, and how to help others do the same.

Please feel free to ask me questions!


Education

University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Psychology

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Art

Drawing

Drawing

I took art classes through Middle School and High School, and draw as a hobby. I have also done freelance graphic design work. My main style is anime and manga art, but I can draw a range of cartoony styles.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
Japanese

Japanese

JLPT N2 Certification, 2 years of Japanese language school in Japan, 4 years abroad in Japan

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I went from barely passing many classes in 6th grade to consistently getting As in my classes from 7th grade through college. I took many AP classes in high school and got 5s on all but one test (a 4 on the German test). I also got above 700 on each section of the SAT, resulting in a composite score of 2220 (old SAT scale).

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Received over 700 on each section of the SAT
TOEFL,

TOEFL

English teaching abroad for 5 years; taught at an English conversation school for 3 years, including TOEFL lessons
English

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
Japanese,

Japanese

JLPT N2 Certification, 2 years of Japanese language school in Japan, 4 years abroad in Japan
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I went from barely passing many classes in 6th grade to consistently getting As in my classes from 7th grade through college. I took many AP classes in high school and got 5s on all but one test (a 4 on the German test). I also got above 700 on each section of the SAT, resulting in a composite score of 2220 (old SAT scale).
Algebra 1, English

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
Japanese,

Japanese

JLPT N2 Certification, 2 years of Japanese language school in Japan, 4 years abroad in Japan
TOEFL

TOEFL

English teaching abroad for 5 years; taught at an English conversation school for 3 years, including TOEFL lessons

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
Japanese,

Japanese

JLPT N2 Certification, 2 years of Japanese language school in Japan, 4 years abroad in Japan
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I went from barely passing many classes in 6th grade to consistently getting As in my classes from 7th grade through college. I took many AP classes in high school and got 5s on all but one test (a 4 on the German test). I also got above 700 on each section of the SAT, resulting in a composite score of 2220 (old SAT scale).
Algebra 1, English

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
Study Skills

Study Skills

I went from barely passing many classes in 6th grade to consistently getting As in my classes from 7th grade through college. I took many AP classes in high school and got 5s on all but one test (a 4 on the German test). I also got above 700 on each section of the SAT, resulting in a composite score of 2220 (old SAT scale).

Science

Psychology

Psychology

B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I went from barely passing many classes in 6th grade to consistently getting As in my classes from 7th grade through college. I took many AP classes in high school and got 5s on all but one test (a 4 on the German test). I also got above 700 on each section of the SAT, resulting in a composite score of 2220 (old SAT scale).

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English abroad for 5 years: 1 year in China training teachers to use English in class 3 years in Japan teaching adults conversational and business English 1 year in Japan teaching at Elementary schools
Japanese,

Japanese

JLPT N2 Certification, 2 years of Japanese language school in Japan, 4 years abroad in Japan
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I went from barely passing many classes in 6th grade to consistently getting As in my classes from 7th grade through college. I took many AP classes in high school and got 5s on all but one test (a 4 on the German test). I also got above 700 on each section of the SAT, resulting in a composite score of 2220 (old SAT scale).
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Received over 700 on each section of the SAT
TOEFL

TOEFL

English teaching abroad for 5 years; taught at an English conversation school for 3 years, including TOEFL lessons

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First Japanese Lesson for 6 Year old

Lydia was very easy to work with and I appreciate her recommendation to have 30 minute lessons rather than 1 hour. She personalized a lesson plan incorporating words of interest to my son and kept him engaged during the lesson. My son is excited to continue learning Japanese.

Arlette, 7 lessons with Lydia

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Lydia is a wonderful tutor. She has great lessons and is very patient. I’m already getting so much better at speaking and understanding a new language. I would definitely recommend her.

John, 3 lessons with Lydia

Engaging Tutor

My teenage son was interested in learning Japanese but struggles with online learning. Lydia engaged him from the moment the lesson started and taught him usable words and phrases in the very first lesson. He was so excited to tell family and friends what he had learned and asked to book a recurring lesson!

Aubrey, 4 lessons with Lydia

Kind and Thoughtful Teacher

Lydia is a very skillful artist and patient teacher. Lydia paces her lessons perfectly for my daughter to follow. My child looks forward to her drawing lessons.

Kevin, 12 lessons with Lydia

Knowledgable and fun tutor for my daughter!

Lydia is great! She is very knowledgeable and very patient with my 10 year old, she's always happy and smiling and leaves my daughter excited for the next lesson :)

Keith, 12 lessons with Lydia

Knowledgeable and patient!

My daughter really looks forward to her tutoring sessions with Lydia. It is definitely one of the highlights of her week. Lydia is kind, patient and personable. I recommend her 1000%.

Alicia, 18 lessons with Lydia
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$38/hour

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$38/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Lydia

Response time: 24 minutes