Edmonds Community College (Business)
Dear prospective student,
I am a recent college graduate from Edmonds Community College. I was born in Tokyo, and moved to the States when I was seven years old, and I am often praised for my ability to speak completely fluently in both English and Japanese. Until today, I have strived to keep both languages at a professional level by involving myself in Japanese communities, reading books in both languages, etc.
My tutoring experience comes from volunteer work during my education. I tutored international students in English and Math, and this helped me to develop my own tutoring method. As opposed to other tutors who might have one style or curriculum and stick with that style for every student, I develop a style that is customized for each individual student. Some students learn by repetition. Others learn by seeing others do the problem, and yet others learn by being asked questions and finding the answer for themselves. All of these styles all lead to one thing; the student being able to do something with their own strength, and developing their own confidence toward each subject.
With anything that I tutor, I prefer to know any content or areas that the student needs help in at least 24 hours beforehand, preferably longer, so that I may teach efficiently and be able to respond quickly to any questions that the student may have. If you are a parent of a child whom I am tutoring, I ask you to gage your child's progress and feedback; they may be more open towards you when it comes to direct feedback about my tutoring, and I hope to know about anything that I can do to make their experience more worthwhile.
I finished Algebra 2 at a very young age, with the help of KUMON, a tutoring institute. KUMON uses repetition to teach students math concepts, and this helped me to learn math concepts at a deep level of understanding. Since then, I have finished all calculus courses available at the community college level, as well as passed proficiency tests at the college level with scores of 120/120.
My math score for the SATS was 780/800, with an overall score of 2000. I can show you tips and tricks as to how to attack these test scores, as well as the thought process of the test scorers themselves.
During my time time volunteering, I spent a lot of time with international students from countless countries. I believe that this, coupled with the fact that I, myself am Japanese, helped me and still continues to help me understand the thought process and the emotions behind someone who is learning english as a second language.
In the past, I have had the opportunity to acquire two years of experience as a teacher's assistant for a high school Japanese class. This helps me to understand the learning process from English to Japanese, as I can imagine that a native Japanese person with no experience would have no idea where to start.
My Japanese proficiency is something that is hard to prove due to the fact that I have never had the opportunity to gauge my level with a well known proficiency score. However, I can assure you that I am at a native level, and have also spent many years translating documents from Japanese to English, and vice versa. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding my Japanese proficiency.
This profile talks about my professional qualities, but overall I am a fun guy that enjoys talking to people :). I hope to make personal connections with my students, and will strive to push them in a healthy way so that they can gain confidence in whatever they may currently need help with. I look forward to meeting all of you. Dear prospective student,
I am a recent college graduate from Edmonds Community College. I was born in Tokyo, and moved to the States when I was seven years old, and I am often praised for my ability to speak completely fluently in both English and Japanese. Until today, I have strived to keep both languages at a professional level by
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