I first became acquainted with the world of tutoring back in college when I worked for the America Reads program. Through that experience I found that I really enjoyed teaching, and I took that passion all the way to Japan.
During my 3 and half years there as an ESL instructor, I had the opportunity to work with a variety of students: everyone from small children to retires. While it was great helping students to improve their test scores, translate their presentations, and boost their communication skills, I feel my most valuable contribution was cultural exchange. Even if it was just for moment, I'm happy that I encouraged locals to look past the stereotypes and see foreigners not as alien others, but just people.
Since coming back to the US, I've worked primarily as a content writer and strategist. Of course, I still have plenty of time to flex the creative muscles that I built at NYU; I run a site about life in Japan entitled Darkside of the Sun.net, where I double as the author of the comic strip NEET House.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelors, Film/TV
Guitar, foreign languages, travel, movies, TV, anime, exercise,
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I want to treat students the way I would like to be treated. That means personalizing a lesson to fit their individual needs. I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all model.