I have a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing with a minor in Chinese. I have worked with tutoring and mentoring for the last few years and I would like to continue to make an impact with tutoring. I was an Academic Mentor most recently. I combined many aspects of tutoring with mentoring. This gave me a grounded knowledge of tutoring and mentoring and I am fully confident in both aspects. I tutor English and Chinese. I am comfortable with almost all subjects in English, as this is what my degree is in. I am also comfortable with lower levels of Chinese and conversational Chinese. I am self-studying Chinese for the time being, and plan to visit Taiwan to strengthen my skills in the language. My favorite subject to tutor is American Literature, and reading comprehension for lower grades. Books are the ultimate knowledge and it is very important to continue to read and learn.
I am passionate about books, writing and all things related to the English language. As a child, I struggled to read and write until I reached the third grade. My teacher spent time with me and helped me find my love in reading. She told me, it was okay that I was behind on my reading and writing level, just that I tried my best and progressed. With that newly found confidence, I was able to pick up books that used to intimidate me. I was able to write small stories with pictures and be as imaginative as I wanted because I was going at my pace. That has stuck with me through my educational career. I love to learn new things.
The Chinese language is also a passion of mine. I have studied Chinese going on three years now, and I will continue to learn the language as best to my ability. I would like to one day be a translator for fiction and poetry between Chinese and English. It’s important for culture and language to spread, and I would love to be part of an amazing exchange like that. My ultimate writing goal is to create a piece of work that is in English and Chinese and intermingles the American culture and Chinese culture.
Kansas State University - Bachelors, English - Creative Writing
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Mandarin Chinese 1
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing