UC Berkeley (Japanese)
The Stanford Center, Tokyo Japan (Other)
California College of Ayurveda (Other)
I have always loved learning, and did well in school from the beginning. It wasn't until my youngest daughter was in second grade that I began to teach Japanese to her class, and from then on, which was about 12 years ago, I have been enjoying teaching and tutoring privately, as well as being a substitute teacher. I love what I teach, and it shows. I bring a high level of academic rigor as well as humor and kindness, to support students in moving through difficult subjects or themes, or just to study something I offer than no one else does (i.e. Japanese).
I love working in small groups and one-on-one because each student is unique, and find that with one-on-one tutoring that the material at hand is actually assimilated more rapidly than when there are multiple students. I also love the English language, as well as art, and enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise with youth who want to delve deeper.
I speak impeccable Japanese and I instruct my students to enunciate correctly. I engage students and make the subject enjoyable if not downright fun. I love speaking Japanese more than just about anything I could think of, besides writing a poem or painting a picture.
I have an outstanding understanding of the English language, and excelled in writing and literature since I was a young child. I love to write, and to know how to write grammatically. There is nothing that gets me riled more than to see an apostrophe after a word, when the intent is to pluralize the word, which does certainly not involve any apostrophes.
I love to paint and draw since a young age, and have recently spent several years re-acquainting myself with painting and have taken 5 semesters of watercolor, oil, acrylic, and printmaking. I love to encourage and foster creativity, and also to help the student quell his or her critical voice, which has no place in the art arena.
If you want to jump start an area of your studies, or want to learn something totally new, and if Japanese, English or Art is on your menu, then I am the one to support you to get where you want to go, so that you can achieve your educational aspirations. I have always loved learning, and did well in school from the beginning. It wasn't until my youngest daughter was in second grade that I began to teach Japanese to her class, and from then on, which was about 12 years ago, I have been enjoying teaching and tutoring privately, as well as being a substitute teacher. I love what I teach, and it
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I am an artist and have been drawing all my life. I recently began taking painting classes, and had to submit drawings to be admitted, which, of course, I was. I love to draw, and am very detailed. Landscapes, the human form, you name it. I work individually according to the student's needs, and allow them to feel at ease if this is a subject that they have difficulty with.
I am a painter, and have spent the last several years taking a half a dozen art classes, only one of which was not painting (it was printmaking), after years of not doing much when I raised my family. I LOVE TO PAINT, and since I have fresh knowledge about technique, I am very available to support others in expanding their strength as a painter.
I studied literature throughout high school and college, and was told in second grade and onward by teachers how gifted I am in writing. I write poetry and essays, and have also worked as an editor and proofreader, and am very detail oriented. Written expression is obviously quite distinct from oral expression, and even though I have chosen to keep it as more of a hobby as opposed to being a journalist, I very much am at home in the land of particles and prepositions.