I recently finished my Master's Degree in Foreign Language Education (in Mandarin) at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development. Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Western Australia, majoring in Investment Finance, Corporate Finance, and Financial Accounting. I am fluent/native in Mandarin, English, and Japanese.
My multilingual and multicultural background, in my considered opinion, is the little helpmate for building up my experiences above all things. Before taking graduate courses in teaching at New York University, I have gradually found my dual interests in business and education, which could've appeared to stand opposed to each other. I never overlooked my obsession of teaching languages in different areas and settings. I started tutoring several students Mandarin Chinese since high school, and until now, I've been tutoring my VP of Operation in Orbit360 Inc. academic Mandarin since the end of last year. By addressing more authentic learning materials instead of only relying on textbooks, she has enhanced her speaking and listening skills from beginner to intermediate while developing really good writing and reading proficiencies. Earlier this year, I had half-year ESL teaching experience at Discovery Learning Center in Manhattan. I was co-teaching the intermediate level adult session, focusing on enhancing students' language learning interests by giving content-based topics, such as American cultures, history, and pop music. In 2011, I had the chance to be the teacher assistant teaching Japanese at the Beginner level.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: University of Western Australia - Unknown, Investment Finance, Japanese
Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Arts, Foreign Language Education (Mandarin)
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