Santa Clara University
Columbia University - Teachers College (Enrolled)
I tailor my teaching to you - for students looking for conversational practice, I ask good questions that allow you to maximize your opportunity to speak, for readers, I maximize your comprehension through not only reading practice, but comprehension questions. Whatever you want to learn, I can help!
In terms of what I am qualified to teach: I am a native English speaker, meaning that I can help with ESL and English for learners of all levels. I also studied abroad in Japan, and can teach beginner Japanese up through 1st year college level Japanese.
In terms of my experience, I earned my B.A. in Classical Studies from Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara University, I worked as a Lead Tutor in the HUB Writing Center at Santa Clara University, assisting students with writing help. The majority of the students were graduate level students (law, business, and engineering), but I also worked with undergraduates. I am currently earning an M.A. in TESOL at Teachers College Columbia University. I tailor my teaching to you - for students looking for conversational practice, I ask good questions that allow you to maximize your opportunity to speak, for readers, I maximize your comprehension through not only reading practice, but comprehension questions. Whatever you want to learn, I can help!
In terms of what I am qualified to
I think Hallie is a great tutor. She provided me with appropriate suggestions to improve my English ability. I am lucky to have met her! Not only for the foreign learners of English like me, she has much capability as a teacher for anyone because she quickly understands the students' levels and knows how to steer them to a higher level. And the lessons are always comfort and enjoyable. I highly recommend her as an English tutor.
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I have taken courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, with a focus on Asian Learners of English. I am going to begin a Master's degree in TESOL this fall at Columbia University's Teachers College.
I took Japanese at Santa Clara University for 1.5 years. I also studied abroad in Tokyo at the prestigious University of the Sacred Heart attended by Empress Michiko. I am competent to tutor beginners, Japanese Genki chapters 1-12, and can additionally provide conversational practice.