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I had doubled majored in anthropology and Chinese during my undergraduate at the University of Utah. I am currently earning a Masters in International Studies with a certificate in Public Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. From my experiences, I believe in engaging and personal experiences in education to help students in reaching individual goals.

I first gained a love of teaching languages teaching refugees English. I refined my passion in sharing knowledge from my experiences in doing anthropological research and hands-on experimental archaeological field school during my undergraduate years. During my time as a museum professional in Thanksgiving Point, my skills in facilitating formal and informal education developed further to adapt my teaching to all age groups and learning styles.

I tailor lesson plans that work with the student's prior understanding of the material. In creating more of a collaborative environment I like to have students try different ways to see and solve a problem that they themselves can use effectively in the future. My goal is to help students be able to integrate the knowledge into their personal understanding to have more independent use of it in the future.

Also, in violin I had been concert mistress and section leader in my high school orchestra. I have also studied violin privately under Rosalie Macmillan for about 3 to 4 years. Additionally I have attended music festivals and gained a music letter as I graduated high school. I can tutor up to upper intermediate violin.

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Joanna’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Utah - Bachelor in Arts, Anthropology

Graduate Degree: University of Denver - Current Grad Student, International Relations

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 163


Creative writing, violin, piano, reading, drawing, cooking, hiking, a bit of karate, chess, weiqi, etc etc!

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

AP Chinese

AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP World History


Business Statistics

College Application Essays

College English

Conversational Mandarin

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal


IB Social and Cultural Anthropology


Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 1

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4


Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing







Social Sciences

Social Studies

Spelling Bee

Test Prep



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