Princeton University (Comparative Lit.)
I have a variety of experiences tutoring and teaching since I was a high school sophomore in 2009, and I love working with students of all ages. I recently came back to the US from a full year in South Korea teaching ESL full-time at a local middle school, under the Fulbright program. This year I am enrolled in a teaching certification program that will help me to further develop my classroom as well as one-to-one teaching skills.
My goals in teaching are to help students not only understand and master the material they are learning, but also to enjoy the process, and to develop a curiosity to learn more. I am passionate about forming real relationships with all my students and understanding their interests and talents so that I can help them to build skills and confidence, not just as students but as the brilliant individuals that they are.
I have been raised bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English from birth, and I am fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in both languages. My major in college was Comparative Literature with a focus on French language and literature as well as Chinese language and literature. I studied abroad in Paris, France, for one semester and worked as an intern for two months in Lower Normandy. My studies and work in France were conducted entirely in the French language. I have also studied Korean for 2 years and lived in a rural town in South Korea for 1 year, so I can communicate with Korean-speaking students and adults with relative ease, as well as tutor elementary Korean learners.
I am certified to teach TESOL and have a full year's experience planning and teaching 20 hours of lessons a week. I have always been an avid reader of English literature as well as a creative writer, and I am confident that I can help my students not only achieve a better understanding of test materials but also gain an appreciation for the English language.
Please feel free to contact me anytime! I have a variety of experiences tutoring and teaching since I was a high school sophomore in 2009, and I love working with students of all ages. I recently came back to the US from a full year in South Korea teaching ESL full-time at a local middle school, under the Fulbright program. This year I am enrolled in a teaching certification program
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