I am currently an undergraduate student at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. I am pursuing a bachelors degree in elementary education with teaching endorsements in ESL and Mandarin. In high school, I tutored elementary school students in various subjects such as reading, writing, and piano. Oftentimes, I tutored in 2 languages: English and Mandarin because I was living in China. When I entered college, I tutored at an after school homework club at Lowell Elementary School in Wheaton. Most of the students came from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I was able to learn how to adapt to their learning needs in science, reading, writing, social studies, and spelling. Due to this experience, I decided to attain teacher licensure endorsements in ESL and Mandarin. During this past fall, I teacher aided a fourth grade class at Bower Elementary School. I taught social emotional learning to the whole class. In addition, I worked with students who needed extra assistance in math and reading. These diverse experiences have helped me to develop a passion in tutoring elementary school students primarily in reading and writing. I have especially enjoy sharing and learning cultural experiences from students who come from immigrant and refugee families.
I believe that providing widespread educational opportunities for every child is crucial. One of my professors at Wheaton College once said, "Teaching is the profession that makes all things possible." This strongly shows that teaching or tutoring students can navigate them to pursue their passions and talents in ways that suit their experiences and personalities. Without strong support in guiding students, students will not be able to impact the society in unique ways.
In my spare time, I enjoy using my passion for languages and diversity to engage in bilingual (English/Mandarin) conversations with friends. I also enjoy reading historical fiction novels and playing classical music on the piano.
Undergraduate Degree: Wheaton College (Illinois) - Bachelor of Education, Elementary School Teaching
Talking with friends Playing piano Going on long walks and hikes Reading historical fiction novels Painting Cooking Watching movies (inspirational or historical fiction films mostly)