Brigham Young University (Comparative Lit)
I have attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for 3 years, and I am starting my 4th year, with plans to go on to graduate school next year. This past winter semester I took a course in tutoring so I could learn to serve other students better. Through completing my coursework, I have received the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) tutoring certification level 1, and I am aiming to earn level 2 this summer after I have completed the sufficient number of tutoring hours. In my tutoring coursework, I learned about different speaking and listening patterns, and how to adapt my teaching style to an individual student's needs. I have mainly taught Japanese speakers English language skills, but I want to expand my teaching skills to other subjects which I have excelled in.
This past semester I was a teaching assistant for the Humanities Department at BYU. I had the opportunity to work with many students, helping them on their papers, grading their papers, and giving review sessions for large groups and individual students. Since my education and work experiences have been reading- and writing-based, I have been able to improve my own skills to the point where I want to teach the skills I've learned. I enjoy a good challenge, which is why I am continuing to take classes all summer while studying on my own to take the GRE. I want to help other students succeed too, not only in their studies, but also in confidence and motivation to excel.
I earned a 34 on the ACT math 4 years ago, and I am currently brushing up on my math skills once again as I study to take the GRE, which tests on very similar skills to the ACT.
The first time I took the ACT, I got a 34 (out of 36) in the English section. The second time, after a little more study, I made a 36 and finished 10 minutes early. I have a strong grasp of English grammar and punctuation, and have continued to develop my writing style in my major, Comparative Literature, which focuses on reading and writing. As for teaching English as a Second Language, I been tutoring two Japanese speakers in English since August 2015. I help students increase their vocabulary and practice output by speaking and writing.
Although I am not a native speaker, I have received an "A" in every Japanese class I have taken at BYU, and I have spent 3 months studying intensively in Japan. I will be starting 400-level Japanese courses this fall, and I plan to continue on in Japanese studies for my master's degree. I can tutor beginning and intermediate students in grammar and vocabulary along with helping them access the many resources I have found useful over the years in my studies.
As for hobbies outside of schoolwork, I completed the Utah Music Teacher's Association (UMTA) Achievement in Music (AIM) program 3 years ago which tested on sight reading, theory, performance, and ear training. I also enjoy music history and playing movie themes and video game music.
I only meet students in public places, and preferably on Brigham Young University campus or the Provo library. Feel free to ask me any questions about availability or additional skills. I have attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for 3 years, and I am starting my 4th year, with plans to go on to graduate school next year. This past winter semester I took a course in tutoring so I could learn to serve other students better. Through completing my coursework, I have received the College … Read more
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I received a 34 on the English section of the ACT the first time I took it, and then a 36 (full points) the second time. Since then, I have been able to continue putting into practice my English grammar and writing skills through my coursework at Brigham Young University (BYU) and working as a teaching assistant for the Humanities department in grading papers and helping students with their writing.
As a homeschooled student in high school, I taught myself math using the Saxon math series, and I scored a 34 on the ACT math section. I have been refreshing my math skills lately before I take the GRE, and I have searched for ways to solve problems quicker and more efficiently. I want to share the skills and tricks I've learned with you.
I have studied Japanese for 3 years at the university level, including 3 months abroad in Japan through intensive Japanese programs, and have been in the top 5% of all my university Japanese classes. This coming year I will be taking 400-level courses through Brigham Young University, and after I graduate I plan to continue studying and working in Japan. I believe in a well-rounded study routine of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. I have collected a large amount of free resources that work well for my personal study that I would like to share with students so that they can become independent learners and learn to love Japan as much as I do.