Hello! My name is Karen, and I am a Japanese, Spanish, English, and ESL tutor. I have lived and worked locally and abroad, serving both in classroom and translator roles.
After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Washington, I worked for the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program in Fukushima, Japan. Here, I taught English to elementary and junior high students. After this, I spent time working in the Richland and Pasco School Districts as a Japanese coach and substitute teacher. I also spent time with the Columbia Basin College ESL Program, where I was a volunteer ESL tutor. In addition to these classroom roles, I spent time acting as an interpreter for Spanish, Japanese and English lectures on various topics and interpreted for local guides on tours aboard 800-passenger cruise ship run by international non-profit organization on a global peace voyage.
I love sharing my passion for teaching, languages, and communication with others, and I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Bachelors, Spanish
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1440
Reading, travelling, and studying languages