I taught English in Japan for three years during which time I worked with the professor of Linguistics at the University. When I returned to America I received my BA in Linguistics with a minor in Japanese. While working as a Elementary school program director, I completed my Masters in Education, Language Arts Curriculum and Development. I have been teaching ESL in Seattle for five years and have helped many native and non-native English speakers with written communication for both professional and educational purposes. I have also volunteered for seven years with my therapy dog in a literacy program at libraries and in special education classrooms. I believe that when learning is made enjoyable and interactive to the students needs, students are more fully engaged and can excel. I enjoy working with all levels of English ability.
I have been speaking Japanese for 30 years and would also be able to tutor beginner to intermediate level with an emphasis on conversational practice.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics 7 Japanese
Graduate Degree: University of Washington - Master of Arts, Education
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