Lincoln University (Chinese and History)
Duquesne University (MEd)
I have an undergraduate degree in Mandarin Chinese and History. I spent 17 years teaching EFL in Taipei, Taiwan, where I managed multiple language schools, kindergartens and after-school centers. I have experience in curriculum development and tailor courses to meet the individual needs of the people I serve. I will have my Masters Degree in Education from Duquesne University in August 2013. I am patient and understand and appreciate the opportunities that learning can open. I am myself a lifelong learner and will be beginning an Applied Behavioral Analyst certification program in September and begin my PhD coursework next year. As a tutor, my focus will always be on the individuals I serve and ensure that they achieve their desired results.
I have an undergraduate degree in Mandarin Chinese and History. I spent 17 years teaching EFL in Taipei, Taiwan, where I managed multiple language schools, kindergartens and after-school centers. I have experience in curriculum development and tailor courses to meet the individual needs of the people I serve. I will have my Masters Degree in
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I am currently employed by 2 agencies that provide supports and services to individuals with Aspergers and Autism. I am keenly aware of the needs of this population and my current role is to facilitate skill building in order for the individuals I serve to become contributing members in the communities they live. The skills which I facilitate are based on individual needs and I create, along with my team members, teaching plans to ensure these needs are met.
My undergraduate major is in Chinese. I spent a year studying abroad in Taipei, Taiwan to complete a year of intensive Chinese language training. After I received my degree, I went back to Taiwan and spent 17 years teaching and managing private kindergartens, after-school centers and language centers. These were all owned by local Chinese nationals and the business aspects were all in Chinese. I am able to read, write, speak and listen fluently and would like to provide others the opportunity to learn a language that has brought so many opportunities to me.
I worked for a large public school district in the school-to-work program for students grades 9 to 12. All of these students were identified with special needs and my role was to assist the mainstream teacher in presenting curriculum, designing curriculum and providing support on a daily basis. I also worked in a public school classroom with students diagnosed with emotional issues. These two experiences, combined with my current position working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum provide me valuable insight and knowledge how to best assist the ones I serve to achieve their goals.