Weekends at any time
EducationBob Jones University - BA, History
ExperienceI attended Bob Jones University, where I earned my BA in History. As I had studied Mandarin Chinese in my high school senior year, I chose to move to China following my college graduation, and stayed for three years. As I learned about China, I also had the opportunity to teach spoken English at Jilin University of Finance and Economics. This experience taught me to use the most effective teaching styles for my students. I also received the Confucius Scholarship, which gave me the chance to study advanced Chinese at Northeast Normal University in China. I was able to learn Mandarin Chinese through daily exposure, and learned the culture by living among the Chinese people. It wasn't always easy, and now I really have a great time helping others face the challenges of learning Chinese, especially when they do not have the benefit of being immersed in the language and culture daily. I do tutor a number of other classes, especially in the humanities, such as history, geography, and government. I also enjoy helping students prepare for standardized tests such as the GRE. When I work with students on history, we study it as a story, rather than a dry memorization of dates, which really helps it come alive for them.
HobbiesDuring my free time, I can be found watching Chinese news, playing soccer, riding my bike or meandering around Chicago in search of authentic Chicago accents and food.
History, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP United States History, European History, Geography, Government, Graduate Test Prep, GRE Verbal, Languages, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin Chinese 1, Mandarin Chinese 2, Mandarin Chinese 3, Mandarin Chinese 4, Religious Studies, Social studies, World History
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