I am a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-talented educator with over 2 decades of teaching experience. I was born in Chicago, IL; lived in Seoul, Korea; Frankfurt, Germany; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; and Beijing, China. I have acquired 4 degrees, ten languages, and traveled to over 33 countries (all in the northern hemisphere). My students know me to be personable; I have good rapport. I understand that students have different learning styles, so I try to tailor the learning experience s... [more]
I have taught both Algebra I & II at an international school. I've excelled in those areas back in my middle school & high school days as well--surprise, surprise. ;)
I have taught Geometry at an international school for three years and privately as a tutor. I try to introduce different ways to see which ones connect with my students. I try to make my lessons interesting and engaging!
I am a certified TESOL teacher. I got my certification through Trinity College, London. I have taught ESL for over two decades, notably in China, Korea, and the Kyrgyz Republic.
I have taught Algebra I, II, and Geometry at an international school for three years and have also subbed for the 4th grade teacher in math there as well. Since then I have tutored in those subjects for many years.
I attended the Eschborn School of Music in Eschborn, Germany. I was hand-picked by the director of the school--who was also a music critic for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung--for my talent; I placed in the regional competition for Jugend Musiziert--a well-known music competition in Germany. I graduated from the Seoul Highschool for Music & Art--the most prestigious music school in Korea. I then graduated from the Kyrgyz National Conservatory with a Red Diploma--our equivalent of magna cum laude. While at the conservatory, I had always placed within 3rd at all the piano competitions I had participated in within the Kyrgyz Republic. I have held piano recitals, performed with orchestra, and even had a chance to play with Yo Yo Ma when he was traveling with his Central Asian band.
I had lived in a former Soviet Republic called Kyrgyzstan, which is in Central Asia. Their two official languages are Russian and Kyrgyz. I chose to finish my music degree there and my Russian was so advanced that I could take advanced courses on a Conservatory level in Russian! I was the envy of the local missionaries who were still struggling with mastering Russian even after having lived there for ten years.