University of Utah (Linguistics)
Since elementary school, patient and passionate educators fostered a love of learning that I still carry with me today. As an honors student pursuing a double major and minor at the University of Utah, I know that hard work is only one piece of the puzzle; dedicated, inspirational teachers are what students need to complete the puzzle and achieve the goals they have set for themselves. As a tutor, I am committed to becoming that helping hand to guide other students on the path to success.
I am currently a 4th year Linguistics and International Studies major with a TESOL emphasis and a minor in Korean Language and Culture. I specialize in teaching English grammar, reading, writing, and vocabulary to both native and non-native speakers. I have completed a 15 hour field experience with high school ESL students, working alongside the instructor to complete reading comprehension checks, speaking exercises, proofreading, and vocabulary development. Altogether, I have logged over 100 hours of language tutoring and have worked side-by-side with certified language teachers for one year.
I have also studied Korean language at the university level for 4 years. I spent the 2014-2015 school year studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, where I completed two levels in their Intensive Korean Language program while also studying Korean history and culture. I have completed all coursework for a Korean minor at the University of Utah, and I am currently a TA for a first-year Korean class. I perform 4 hours of Korean tutoring per week, create lesson plans and assignments, grade coursework, and teach grammar patterns alongside the instructor.
As both a language instructor and a language student, I understand the importance of creating an environment free from anxiety and pressure. My goal for each tutoring session is to allow students to take charge of their own learning, working at their own pace through each problem until they feel confident in their mastery of the topic. I will provide short take-home activities and regular self-assessments to help each student keep track of their goals and progress. No two students are alike, so allowing students to feel comfortable at their own pace is essential to effective instruction. My goal as a tutor is not to force progress, but to help each student progress surely and confidently by offering guidance in the right direction. Since elementary school, patient and passionate educators fostered a love of learning that I still carry with me today. As an honors student pursuing a double major and minor at the University of Utah, I know that hard work is only one piece of the puzzle; dedicated, inspirational teachers are what students need to complete the puzzle and achieve
I have studied Korean at the university level for four years. I spent the 2014-2015 school year studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, where I completed levels 2 and 3 at the Korean Language Institute. I have completed all required coursework for a Korean Language and Culture minor at the University of Utah, and have been a Korean Language TA for two semesters. I conduct eight hours of Korean tutoring per week and work alongside a native Korean instructor. I have experience creating Korean lesson plans, teaching grammar patterns, proofreading assignments, and grading coursework.