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Courtney

Hello there! My name is Courtney and I'm currently a Junior at Smith College majoring in East Asian Languages and Culture. I've always been fascinated with different Asian cultures since I was younger, and decided to try to pursue a career related to Japan which will allow me to live and work there. I already gained one experience working in Japan where I helped conduct a women's empowerment program for over 100 young women in 5 schools across Japan. This experience helped me to realize my passion for mentoring. Despite Japanese language and culture being my main field of study, I also have experience doing STEM research in a joint Chemistry & Psychology department project which studied the representation of women and people of color in major STEM publications. I am very much interested in education, business, and government and hope that I can apply my various life experiences into helping those who I tutor also find their academic success and passions.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Smith College - Current Undergrad, East Asian Languages and Culture

Japanese language, Japanese culture, video games, drawing, martial arts, reading, writing, making vlogs, tumblr, social justice activism

AP Studio Art: Drawing

Art

College Application Essays

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy centers on creating a culture where asking for help is not shamed, but is actually encouraged. I believe that no student should ever feel like they are less simply because it may take them longer to understand the material. I went through school with no help, and I wished I had developed the ability to ask for help earlier on in my academic career. Now I proudly ask for help, and give help to those who ask me for it. When you have support, academics gets easier and less stressful!