I tutor Japanese language and occasionally Japanese culture along with it. I am a graduate of the University of Mount Union, earning my Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Language and Culture, and a Graduate of Ohio University in Athens with a Master of Arts in Asian Studies. During my third year attending Mount Union (2017), I studied abroad in Nagasaki, Japan, from late March to early August.
I have worked teaching 7th to 9th grade students Japanese for program in my hometown called Kids in College. During my time working within the program, I asked what the students wanted to learn, and improvised my schedule to their choice of what they would learn. Between 2018 to 2020, I was involved with the Japanese Cultural Hour of Ohio University. This included scheduling events, fundraisers, and planning budgets for the year. During my time working the Japanese Cultural Hour, an important goal was to introduce Japanese and American students, exchanging cultural and linguistic information, and especially creating long lasting friendships.
I enjoy being able to pass on my knowledge to students who are eager to learn about the language, as well as share my personal experiences and offer advice to those interested in doing study abroad programs in the future.
To plan my sessions for teaching or tutoring students, I first test their level of proficiency, then ask what they would like to learn before the end of their teaching or tutoring sessions with me. I employ creative activities to engage my students and employ the use of educational videos for students to be given understanding of the different aspects of the Japanese culture.
In my spare time, I love to attend choral performances (if any are occurring), lead the congregation by singing for my local church, drawing and taking nature pictures while walking in nearby parks.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Mount Union - Bachelor in Arts, Japanese Studies
Graduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Master of Arts, Asian Studies
Walking and taking pictures in parks, nature reserves, etc. Drawing and Painting Performing as a Cantor for local churches Attending choral performances