Hi there! My name is Alexis-Louise (Lexie for short), and I'm currently a senior at the University of Denver (DU). I'm pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and have completed my minors in both mathematics and Japanese. I first became a tutor as a small gig when I was fourteen, which then blossomed into my becoming a student tutor at elementary schools throughout the Denver-metro area. Since then, I've taught and tutored various subjects aside from the two that I specialize in, such as English and general science. I've also gained teaching experience internationally from my time studying abroad in Nagasaki, Japan, where I was hired as a part-time English teacher at the Estaminet English School.
Japanese has always been my favorite subject throughout high school and college. I initially began teaching myself Japanese from age 10 when I started consuming Japanese culture through manga and anime. At that time, I taught myself how to read and write hiragana and katakana. When I was able to take a foreign language in high school, I chose Japanese and studied it for two years. I then continued studying more in-depth when I started college at DU, making friends with my sensei's, studying in Nagaski for half of a year, and becoming the president of the Japanese Culture Club. Through these experiences, I've found that languages are incredibly fun to teach and tutor whether it's speaking, reading, writing, or listening. The most amazing thing is when all of the hard work pays off and the language starts feeling more familiar and natural.
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