I earned a Bachelor's degree in English (with Honors) from the University of South Florida. Prior to and during my time as a student, I worked as a conversational partner and English tutor to students middle grade through adult for whom English was not a native language. I specialize in English Language Arts, assisting learners for whom English is not their native language, and literary studies. I have a broad understanding of English Language Arts (comprised of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing) and literatures in English and English translation. In addition to English, I also have several years of university-level and personal experience with the Japanese language (I have tutored Japanese speakers on English and English speakers on Japanese).
I believe in getting to know my learners' personal goals and creating motivational lessons to help achieve them. I strive to convey my love of verbal and written language to my students through enthusiastic collaboration. However, mutual trust and respect is necessary and I want my students to know it's okay to not succeed at first. That's why you have me to help you expanding your vocabulary, gain a stronger understanding of grammar, and improve your reading and writing skills. First and foremost, I am your biggest supporter.
I look forward to helping you meet your personal and academic goals, whether it is by assisting with your homework, your language skills, or your writing.
University of South Florida
honor society member
English Departmental Honors