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Vanessa W.

Like to have fun learning!

Like to have fun learning!

$75/hour

  • 158 hours tutoring

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I have a military background and after my military service I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies. I would often make friends with international students and help them with their studies since studying new subjects in a foreign language is very difficult. I would try to put difficult vocabulary into more simple terms. I have used my...

I have a military background and after my military service I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies. I would often make friends with international students and help them with their studies since studying new subjects in a foreign language is very difficult. I would try to put difficult vocabulary into more simple terms. I have used my Japanese to help translate and welcome guests to the base while in the military and also in language exchange programs. This is what sparked my interest in tutoring and I have been doing it freelance since I attended UCLA. I usually tutor business professionals but would be excited for an opportunity to teach other types of clients as well. I personally have had a lot of help from tutors while going through school and can definitely say it was extremely helpful just to have someone put material into different words and help you when you feel lost or stuck. I would like to be able to help others who are feeling this way as well.

In general for my lessons I like to keep things fun so that students don't feel like learning has to be boring. I feel learning opens new doors to new worlds and that is something to be excited and happy about. So I try to plan lessons that are useful as well as fun! Anything assigned as homework is usually an activity so people can feel like they are relaxing and learning at the same time. For example watching movies or listening to music can be very useful if you are learning Japanese. I will ask for you to do these activities in that language. In other subjects I may use documentaries and discussions to help further understand difficult subjects. I enjoy reading but I realize that there are many types of learners and personalities and figuring out what your learning style is can be very helpful. Therefore if you are not sure what style we can try and figure it out together so you have a plan for suc


Education

UCLA
Japanese and International Development

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Depending on distance there may be a small fee for travel
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

While in the Air Force I have went through leadership school and in order to graduate leadership school we are required to do several speeches and we are critiqued on how well we speak in public. After graduating from leadership school I also took speech classes through the community college of the Air Force, where I maintained a 4.0. During my career I constantly had to give briefings to my peers. While at UCLA and also before attending, I also presented my own personal research which was graded based on content and speaking ability. I also presented at UC Irvine for an annual conference to bring awareness and help stop human trafficking.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

While in the Air Force I have went through leadership school and in order to graduate leadership school we are required to do several speeches and we are critiqued on how well we speak in public. After graduating from leadership school I also took speech classes through the community college of the Air Force, where I maintained a 4.0. During my career I constantly had to give briefings to my peers. While at UCLA and also before attending, I also presented my own personal research which was graded based on content and speaking ability. I also presented at UC Irvine for an annual conference to bring awareness and help stop human trafficking.
Japanese

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

While in the Air Force I have went through leadership school and in order to graduate leadership school we are required to do several speeches and we are critiqued on how well we speak in public. After graduating from leadership school I also took speech classes through the community college of the Air Force, where I maintained a 4.0. During my career I constantly had to give briefings to my peers. While at UCLA and also before attending, I also presented my own personal research which was graded based on content and speaking ability. I also presented at UC Irvine for an annual conference to bring awareness and help stop human trafficking.
English

History

Geography

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
English, Japanese

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
Japanese

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
English, Japanese

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
Geography

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored people from many different professional and academic backgrounds. I believe that understanding a little about my student's native language helps to avoid typical frustrations when learning English. It helps me as well as the student understand what needs to be focused on. I went back to school and finished a BA at UCLA in June of 2015. I graduated with a double major of International Development Studies and Japanese language and culture with a minor in global studies.
Japanese

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Patient, knowledgeable and encouraging

My son seems to be picking up his interest in Japanese as his confidence starts to build. Very happy, because he was struggling so much before. I'm glad that he is getting such great help

Martin, 6 lessons with Vanessa

Makes learning fun and easy

Vanessa made Japanese conversation much less intimidating. She was patient and very attentive with my level of experience. I will be working with her again!

Martell, 1 lesson with Vanessa

Flexible and great at listening to needs of student.

Vanessa was very good at matching the energy of my daughter, the 9-yr.-old student she was tutoring. My daughter starts shy and then really gets rolling, and Vanessa seems ready to be flexible with that; my daughter can't wait to have her back. Vanessa's accent and depth of knowledge seem very good.

Liz, 6 lessons with Vanessa

$75/hour

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