I began pursuing my D.V.M. degree at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine after graduating from Eastern Michigan University in 2012 with a degree in Biology. Following my first year of vet school I decided to take some time off to study advanced Mandarin Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing with other Mandarin speaking students from around the world. I currently work as a professional Medical Mandarin Chinese interpreter while continuing my second year of veterinary studies at Cornell. My teaching experience is diverse, ranging from leading English classes in Beijing China to running a Medical Mandarin Chinese course for vet students at Cornell University. I have also worked with students taking high school and college level biology and Chinese courses.
My favorite subject to tutor is Mandarin Chinese, because I know exactly how to help new or experienced learners advance their skills rapidly and efficiently and I really enjoy seeing students make breakthroughs on the way to fluency in Chinese. Between the four tones of spoken Mandarin and the 4,000 plus characters there are plenty of obstacles to overcome when learning Mandarin Chinese. I enjoy using innovative methods to provide tips and reveal patterns in Chinese language that help students make the learning process not only more intuitive but also enjoyable. As a tutor I consider each students learning style and needs unique and work specifically to come up with goals that address areas of interest and to tackle particularly challenging issues within each subject.
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Michigan University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Cornell University - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
When I have free time I like to take my dogs Misty & Rufus (Boxer and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) to the park, go for bike rides by the forests and lakes of my home town, read Chinese novels, and play board games and video games with my family members