I have experience working with all kinds of students. My students have been small school children as well as doctoral candidates and corporate supervisors. This familiarity with different learning contexts, paired with my solid educational background, provides me with the expertise and confidence necessary to personalize my approach to meet the needs of the students, even when creative and "non-conventional" methods are necessary. I have had the privilege of attending some great schools and... [more]
Government & Politics
I have helped students with their literature study and essays throughout my teaching/tutoring career. I've only deeply focused on it for the past four years--it's been a lot of fun! I almost forgot how much I love James Joyce and it's been a delightful study to relearn the art of creative narrative. I'm so glad novel reading has come back into my life as a result.
I have received great training as an SAT preparation teacher from a number of programs. I have a number of skills and strategies which allow me to obtain perfect scores on the reading and writing sections. Not only am I able to identify for the student the correct answer, but I am able to explain all of the answer options. All of my students have seen substantial improvement in their test scores.
After studying basic Mandarin Chinese in Mainland China for a year, I completed advanced language study at Cornell University and at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, a program administered by UC Berkeley at Tsinghua University and considered the best advanced Chinese language program in the world.
I have taught English to speakers of various Romance and Asian languages for four years, both in classroom and individual settings, and to students ranging from ages five to forty. I have lived in many different countries, including China, and am therefore familiar with a variety of learning styles and expectations. Having studied six languages myself, three to near-native fluency, I know all kinds of language learning skills, and I know how frustrating language study can be.
After my studies of various business law issues in law school and my participation in graduate business plan competitions at the business school, I assisted businesses with their legal and strategic issues as both an attorney and a consultant.