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Southern Illinois University (Management Info Syst)
Hi. My name is Yonnie. Through my ample tutoring experience, I am demonstrating that I am an outstanding tutor who teaches the Korean language with confidence and zeal.
Being a native Korean you can trust that you will always be taught standard, accurate pronunciation and correct grammar. Having lived for many years in both Korea and the United States, I am extremely comfortable with both cultures. It is my goal that the instruction I provide opens my students to the real, everyday, Korean language in ways that simply aren’t available through textbooks, websites, or wherever else you care to search.
I was born and raised in a large city, just south of Seoul, Korea. I am married to an American and have been living in the U.S. for more than two decades.
When I was a college student in Korea, I had a passion for teaching poor children, hoping to boost their chances for academic success. For two years I taught the English language during night school at the local town center, helping them to achieve their high school GED.
Following college, through jobs at the office of foreign-owned company in Seoul, and later, on U.S. military bases in Korea, I gained experience of translating Korean to English and English to Korean, interpreting documents, and teaching the Korean language to American soldiers nearly every day.
After my marriage to an Air Force officer and relocation to the U.S., I attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, majoring in Management Information Systems. I completed my studies, graduating with honors (cum laude). Then, my family returned to Korea for a two-year assignment. While there I worked for a U.S. Army brigadier general. Language translation services and the interpretation of documents were a regular part of my job.
Upon returning to the States, I raised my son and taught him the Korean language since he was born. From the time he was a baby, I spoke to him only in Korean at home. He is now 19 years old and fluent in Korean with perfect pronunciation. To experience the real Korean language, which is a major part of a nation’s culture, I took him to Korea during several summer breaks. Due to his strong familiarity with the Korean language, he was able to translate Korean sermons for a church youth group during regular Sunday services.
At my church in Bethesda, MD, I volunteered to teach Sunday school. Over a ten-year period I taught elementary grade students and students up to their late teen years. The kids spoke a mix of languages, English and Korean. By being fluent in both languages, I was better equipped to approach the kids and was able to educate them better for a brighter future.
As a proud ambassador representing my wonderful country, I would like to introduce you to Korea by teaching its language with that same passion, sharing my deep love for the Korean culture during these lessons. Hi. My name is Yonnie. Through my ample tutoring experience, I am demonstrating that I am an outstanding tutor who teaches the Korean language with confidence and zeal.
Being a native Korean you can trust that you will always
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My first session with Yonnie seonsaengnim consisted of a review of the korean alphabet and basic phrases. Although I had already gone over these things in self-study, Yonnie gave me a great many useful tips that would've probably taken me months to realize. During the lesson she was always very patient and would repeat words so that I could get a better sense of the pronunciation. You can tell that she's passionate about teaching about the Korean language, which is always a very important quality to have! Next lesson we'll move on from the alphabet to chapter one in the book. I can't wait!!
I had been learning Korean from Yonnie for over half a year, and I felt I have improved quite a lot under her teaching. She is an extremely patient, knowledgeable, and passionate teacher. She taught me not only the language, but also Korean culture such as songs, poems and folk tales - which are very fun to know about. Yonnie is an amazing teacher and a great person. I am glad to know and learn from her:)
We were very pleased with my daughter's first Korean language lesson with Yonnie. My daughter felt quite comfortable with Yonnie, who is a friendly and patient teacher. Yonnie gave my daughter some homework, and she is very excited to study and be prepared for their next session together. My daughter has many questions, and she is thrilled to have a native Korean speaker who can guide and teach her. Thank you, Yonnie!
My daughter is learning so much from Yonnie. Yonnie is very patient with her and explains concepts clearly. My daughter really looks forward to each weekly lesson.
My daughter is learning so much from her weekly lessons with Yonnie. Yonnie is very kind and patient and she has a good sense of humor, so my daughter is growing very fond of her. Yonnie is an excellent teacher. She moves along with the lessons at the appropriate pace so that the student is able to absorb everything. We are so happy that we found Yonnie to be our tutor. My daughter loves learning to speak Korean. Thank you, Yonnie.
Yonnie is an excellent teacher. She has me speaking like a native speaker and has the passion of a teacher. I can't wait for my next session. If you want to learn Korean, I highly endorse Yonnie.
I am highly satisfied with my first tutoring session with Yonnie M. She laid out the plan she wanted to use to help me become more proficient. She took the time to carefully explain her thoughts on why this would be the best plan to go forward with and asked for my input.
She is very patient and tolerant when I would not pronounce the words/vowels/constants correctly.
I think she is a great teacher.
I had my second session with Yonnie and am amazed at her patience. She is persistent, firm, yet very very patient with me, she encourages me at every stumble.
I am extremely pleased with the progress I have made and with Yonnie's patience with me. I am feeling more and more confident that I may actually learn to read and write Korean.
We are continuing work on the basic building blocks of the Korean alphabet. I believe I am making steady progress in writing and speaking the vowels, constants and combinations thereof. Yonnie is most patient with me and encourages me always.
Oct 8, 2013
Yesterday we went over the proper pronunciation and writing of the alphabet to begin our session. Yoonie corrected me and we went on to do a basic review of past lessons. I find that to be very helpful to me. She always asks me if I have anything I want to go over again. We started on Lesson one and I am looking forward to moving on to this phase.
She is very, very patient with me and I wish I had started with her instead of wasting my time with a local college course.
Again, we started by briefly reviewing the last sessions progress and resolved any questions I had. Yonnie again displayed the patience of Job, with my pronunciation. We finished the dialogue section of Lesson One and she assigned me homework for our next session. She is a great tutor for putting up with my awkwardness with the pronunciation of some letters.
Week 0f 10-14-13
This week we started with reviewing the previous session to see if I could speak and pronounce the words and sentences faster and more accurately. We have finished Chapter 1 and I am highly satisfied with the progress I have made thus far. Yonnie is a hard task master and while firm she also understands the difficulty of this language. She assigns enough homework to keep me interested but not to much to discourage me, which I like.
Yonnie is my first Korean tutor and boy did I get lucky! She is a great tutor, knows her stuff, goes above and beyond what is required and is always prepared. Looking forward to many more sessions.
Yonnie was very patient with me last week when I met with her. We reviewed everything we had cumulatively learned so far. I appreciate all her input and I like the way she is strict with my pronunciation and tries to teach me to speak like a native. I can tell she thinks about her students and how to tailor the curriculum to them and am appreciative of it. She has a great passion for her culture and it carries over to the student.
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I was born in Korea and graduated from a Korean university in Seoul. I also graduated from Southern Illinois University, majoring in Management Information Systems.
During my job working with Americans in Korea, I taught my boss Korean for a year and introduced my country’s vibrant culture to Americans.
I married a first lieutenant and we raised a boy in the U.S. I taught my son Korean language since he was very young and spoke to him only in Korean while at home. I taught him reading and writing, based on the Korean consonant and vowel system. He is now sixteen years old and is fluent in Korean. To experience the real Korean language, which is a part of a culture, I took him to Korea during a few summer breaks. Presently, every Sunday at church, he has been translating Korean to English for several years.
At my church in Bethesda, MD, I volunteered to teach Sunday school. Over a ten-year period I taught elementary grade students and students up to their late teen years. The kids spoke mixed languages, English and Korean. By being fluent in both languages, I was better equipped to approach the kids and was able to educate them better for a brighter future. My church is a registered Korean language teaching academy and I am able to access the most up-to-date textbooks at all grade levels.
Through my life I am demonstrating that I am an excellent tutor with zeal. As a proud ambassador representing my wonderful country, I would like to introduce Korea through teaching its language with that same passion, sharing my culture during these lessons.
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