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Gordon College (Elementary Education)
Teaching is something I love to do. I have lived in China for 7 years where I taught English, arts and crafts, and music. I am currently working as a math tutor in North Beverly. I believe that teaching is something I was called to do, and I love seeing students improve!
I work for as a math tutor in North Beverly. I teach mostly elementary school students, but I also teach up until pre algebra. I prepared for the SAT's for a long time, and although it may be hard, I try to find strategies that work for students to solve problems faster.
As a linguistics major, and for someone who lived in China for 7 years and speak it fluently, I know how to learn/ teach Chinese because Chinese wasn't a language that I learned growing up speaking. Unlike native speakers, I understand grammar and language rules. As for Korean, I did grow up speaking Korean, but my mother was a Korean teacher when we lived in China, and when I was learning Japanese, my fourth language, I had taught myself Korean grammar because Japanese and Korean have almost the same grammatical structures.
I currently have 3 private tutoring jobs one in Korean and two in Mandarin. I have both beginning and advanced Mandarin students, and I try my best to match my lessons to what students look for in our classes.
I have a very easy-going personality. I love to learn, and I have always thought that teaching is not only for the students, but also a great opportunity for the teachers to learn! Teaching is something I love to do. I have lived in China for 7 years where I taught English, arts and crafts, and music. I am currently working as a math tutor in North Beverly. I
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Mandarin is my second language. I studied abroad in China at age 10, and lived there for 7 years. Instead of going to an international school, I was fortunate enough to enroll into a Chinese private school. As a learner of Mandarin, I understand the grammatical structures, and specific rules. I have taken HSK, and was ranked 10%. Also, as a Linguistics major, I study how to help non-native speakers find strategies to easily learn a language.
Mandarin is a very hard language, especially because of the characters and pronunciation. First, the students will learn the 4 different tones. Second, the phonemes. Third, how to read pinyin, along with learning some of the characters. Then, phrases and grammatical structures.
I have experience of teaching Mandarin to elementary school students as a private tutor. (5th and 3rd) Also, I have experience of being a translator for pastors/ missionaries.
I was raised speaking Korean, so I speak fluent Korean. Also, as a Linguistics major, I am interested and have studied difference between languages, and how to explain concepts like the syntax/ grammar, phonology, and other language-related differences to help non-Korean speakers learn Korean. I have experience of teaching some Chinese speakers Korean, as a volunteer, to help my mother who is a Korean teacher in China.
Korean is a very easy language to learn how to read. So once one has mastered the alphabet of Korean, he/ she will mostly be able to read anything. So first, I would teach the alphabet, then I would start by common phrases and specific grammar. However, anyone who is learning a language must commit to memorizing vocabulary words.