I am currently a Clinical Psychology PhD student studying in Southern Illinois University.
My specialty is is academic writing.
I have been teaching languages for 7 years now. I grew up being bilingual and was educated in both English and Mandarin.
I earned Chinese literature as my bachelor's degree, and studied Eastern Philosophy at National Taiwan University, the best-rated university in Taiwan. I was a TA at National Taiwan University, having taught Undergraduate school and graduate school. The diversity in culture I received trained me to be compassionate and enthusiastic towards students of all backgrounds.
I have a lot of experiences tutoring AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Freshman Language Arts, Sophomore Language Arts, British/World Literature, American Literature, SAT, ESL, IELTS, TOELF, EPT, and academic writing for graduate students. My students ranged from 9 years old to 60 years old. In Mandarin, I have taught 學術論文寫作、小學中文、國中中文、高中中文.
I received great feedbacks from my students, and I am proud to say that they have all achieved their academic goals. I teach students to be a thinker and guide them towards academic success. I am a great teacher with ambition and passion!
University of the West
Religious Studies- Buddhism
Vanessa is wonderful! She is very flexible and makes the classes fun and informative for a third grader to stay interested and learn. I highly recommend her for ELA tutoring.
Vanessa is amazing! I have seen improvements in my son's reading comprehension and writing skills only after two classes with Vanessa. She is very patient with elementary school children and reviews the material several times until they get it! I'm so glad we were matched with Vanessa and highly recommend her for ELA tutoring.
Vanessa was very professional and caring, she knows what she is teaching and comes prepared for the tutoring lesson. I would definitely 100% suggest her for mandarin tutoring!
Our twins are having a great experience with Vanessa. She is positive and encouraging. One child said she learned more in lesson 1 than in three weeks in a classroom.