EducationI received my BA in Linguistics from Japan's most prestigious private University Waseda University. Having studied bilingual education for 1 year at Penn GSE (GPA: 3.9), I'm currently a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University. My concentrations are second language acquisition and language testing.
ExperienceI've been teaching Chinese for 5 years (in Tokyo, Seattle, and Philly), Japanese for 2.5 years, and English for 6 years. I speak the three languages without an accent.
//The Community English Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, USA
---I teach ESL to advanced learners
// Princeton English Institute, Taipei, Taiwan May 2011-July 2011
---I taught TOEFL and EFL/ESL courses.
// Japanese/Chinese tutor at the University of Pennsylvania,
Sep 2010-July 2011
// Penn Alexander School, Philadelphia, USA Oct 2010-Jan 2011
I tutored Math and English literacy.
// The Ministry of Education (Japan) and International Eizo Association, Tokyo, Japan March 2010 --Jun 2010
I taught English at three public elementary schools.
// UNESCO Japan, Tokyo, Japan Oct 2009- Mar 2010
English-Japanese (or Japanese-English) Translations, materials development, and the promotion of Education for Sustainable Development.
// Japanese/Chinese tutor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA Sep 2008-Jun 2009
// Washington State Department of Commerce, Seattle, USA
Mar 2009-Jun 2009
Translation support (English-Chinese) (Japanese-English), project-based research.
With my experience and solid teacher training from Upenn and Columbia University, I'm extremely confident of myself with respect to teaching a foreign language. My students considered me a passionate, patient, helpful and professional teacher.
HobbiesTravel, movies, music, language, fashion
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