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I am currently a graduate student at Columbia University in East Asian Regional Studies. I obtained my undergraduate in accounting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in East Asian Language and Culture. I am fluent in Mandarin.
I've been tutoring for nearly two years now, with a focus on English. I first started with SAT test prep for high school students, but in recent months my concentration has been more on English essay-writing and general English reading and writing for students aged middle school all the way to adult. I do have experience tutoring English to students who are learning it as a second language, with especially success to Mandarin-speaking students. In addition, I do also have experience teaching Mandarin to adults.
I am passionate about history, literature, social economics, and broad topics in social sciences, and I incorporate discussions about such factors whenever applicable when tutoring students (for instance, if I'm tutoring English reading and literature, I try to give background knowledge to my students for more perspective). My focus is always to individualize my method to each student and to teach them skills to self-teach and to think critically for the future.

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Roo’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Arts, East Asian Studies

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 760

GRE Verbal: 166

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790

GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 800

Hobbies

My main hobbies revolve around the humanities and the arts, as I have a strong background in traditional painting as well as a voracious appetite for any type of reading. I always stay interested in a variety of topics for my readings, from period novels to philosophical texts. My other main hobby is exercise, as I actively do HIIT Tabata, Pilates, and dance. To let off steam in my off time, I enjoy watching movies and British television shows. As for general topics of interest, I'm happy to learn about a broad number of topics, including politics, economics, literature, art, music, nutrition, biology, classical Chinese, Chinese linguistics, philosophy, and animal science.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

American Literature

Conversational Mandarin

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 1

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4

Middle School Reading

Other

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep

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