I finished my B.A. in Asian Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with certificates in Chinese language and China studies. Currently, I am finishing my M.A. in Chinese Linguistics at the University of Arizona's Department of East Asian Studies (I currently live in Pittsburgh). I tutor all levels of Chinese, which I've studied for over seven years. I participated in Chinese learning programs at Middlebury College and study abroad programs at Nanjing University and Sichuan University. I've also worked as a Chinese tutor at IUP and a teaching assistant for Chinese and East Asian linguistics courses at the University of Arizona. I've also taught my own courses in each! One of my favorite experiences involves designing online course materials for hybrid and online Chinese language courses. I have a passion for language, East Asian linguistics, and online language teaching. I believe students deserve tutoring designed around their OWN interests in Chinese. I utilize innovative software to design personalized lessons for both online and in-person sessions and teach Chinese with a strong focus on language, culture, and real-world application. I'd love to get to know your reasons for studying Chinese, goals as a learner, and/or areas of difficulty to design sessions that fit your needs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Asian Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Arizona - Master of Arts, East Asian Studies
I play guitar and love to write and record music. I'm in a local Pittsburgh band (we're called Zoom Grand Caravan). I'm an amateur cook and will stop at nothing to perfect my potato hash recipe for my super cool vegan girlfriend.