I have an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and a BA in French and Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington. I'm currently an elementary school paraeducator in Highline school district, WA, where I help K-5th/6th grade children with reading and math. I was a teaching assistant at French Immersion School of Washington from July 2018- March 2019. I taught ESL in China from Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012 at Optimum English, Linyi, Shandong, and Sep. 2012-Mar. 2018 at Learning Education, Shanghai. I taught French as a teaching assistant for the University of Washington from Sep. 2010-Aug. 2011.
In my tutoring, I incorporate what I've learned from my research in Curriculum and Instruction and Multicultural Education, as well as from my own teaching experience. I know the value of using curricula as guidance about what a student should be able to accomplish in a specific subject at a certain age or educational level. Moreover, whenever and wherever I tutor, I'm passionate about adjusting the curricula I use in ways that are relevant to my students' culturally and socially-influenced learning styles. I'm always primarily concerned with helping my students attain the goals that they see as right for themselves. I think it's important to let each student be their own kind of learner.
I have been tutoring clients with Varsity Tutors since May 4, 2018. I have tutored various subjects including elementary reading, writing and math, French, ELL/ESL, high school and college English literature, study skills, and algebra. I could also assist with Portuguese and perhaps beginning Spanish, as well as test prep (SAT, ACT). In China I tutored various ELL/ELL clients of all ages. In high school and college I tutored a few students in French as well.
My future goals include pursuing a secondary teaching certificate and teaching ESL, French, and possibly other languages in public school. I have thought someday I would like to be able to start a language teaching nonprofit.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Bachelor in Arts, French
Graduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Masters in Education, Education
GRE Analytical Writing: 5
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College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization