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Megan R.

Corte Madera, CA

$40/hour

A tutor in Japanese, English, Technology, and basic Piano

Background check passed as of 9/10/14
5.0 average from 6 ratings

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University of Advancing Technology
Game Design
Arizona State University
Master's
Sonoma State University
Other

Education

University of Advancing Technology (Game Design)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Sonoma State University (Other)

About Megan

Hello,

I graduated from the University of Advancing Technology with a 4.0 GPA and received a Bachelor of Arts Game Design degree. I then pursued an MA in English as a Second Language at Arizona State University. I graduated with a 4.0 at the start of 2012.

I have a passion for the country of Japan as well as the Japanese language. During my time at the University of Advancing Technology, I took a Japanese language or culture course during every semester but one, when the a Japanese course was not offered. I would state that my Japanese language skills and my knowledge of Japanese history and culture are intermediate level.

I spent three years teaching English as a Second Language in the Nagasaki prefecture of Japan. I taught an age range of Kindergarten level to adult language courses.

Along with my Japanese language skills, I have introductory Spanish language skills. I grew up along the border between the United States and Mexico, so I know a little of the Spanish language and Mexican culture.

I have also been studying and playing the piano for the past 15 years and can safely say that teaching it would be both easy and fun. This also includes an electronic keyboard or a synthesizer.

I have a high knowledge of computers. I understand the basics completely (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.). I had an internship with the University of Advancing Technology that involved using Adobe Photoshop and helped me to refine my skills.

Thank you,
Megan
Hello,

I graduated from the University of Advancing Technology with a 4.0 GPA and received a Bachelor of Arts Game Design degree. I then pursued an MA in English as a Second Language at Arizona State University. I
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Corte Madera, CA 94925
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Prealgebra
Music:
Piano
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a California multiple subjects credential.
(Multiple Subject SB 2042 credential)

I am a current long term substitute teacher in a fourth grade class until the end of the school year. I have taught a variety of grade levels across elementary schools in Marin, Novato, and Sonoma counties.

ESL/ESOL

I am graduated from Arizona State University with an MA in English as a Second Language. I know above intermediate Japanese and introductory Spanish as well as the required English, of which I am fluent. I have experience teaching students who do not know much English due to growing up along the border between the United States and Mexico. I understand how challenging the process of learning a new language is in a country where it is required to get by and I know how frustrating it can be. That is why I hope to help other get through this process with confidence and ease.

Japanese

I studied Japanese during college almost every semester for three years. I also worked in Japan an additional three years, during which I conversed in Japanese on a daily basis.

Piano

I have been playing the piano for the past 15 years. I originally started playing with lessons from a pianist, but left after 3 years, when he could no longer teach to my level. I have since been self teaching while training myself to play by ear as well as with sheet music. I am confident in my ability to teach how to play the piano along with how to read sheet music and catch different notes by ear.

University of Advancing Technology
Game Design
Arizona State University
Master's
Sonoma State University
Other

Education

University of Advancing Technology (Game Design)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Sonoma State University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Megan will travel within 5 miles of Corte Madera, CA 94925.