EducationStanford University, History and Comparative Literature Double Major, GPA 3.8/4.0, Sophomore (2nd year)
SAT Math 800, Reading/Writing 700, Essay 24
SAT Math Lvl 2 800
AP Calculus AB 5
AP Physics C: Mechanics 4
TOEFL iBT 118
Eiken Level 1
I went to an IB international school in Tokyo as well as a Japanese high school with an international course.
ExperienceI have tutored students in grades 6-12 from Japanese and American and British schools for 3 years.
I have extensive experience tutoring math to students in both Japanese and English. I have taught IB, IGCSE, AP, American school system and Japanese school system curriculum. I have also done a lot of test prep with students for SAT General and Subject Tests, as well as TOEFL iBT and Eiken.
My majors are history, comparative literature, and gender studies, and I am very enthusiastic to teach these subjects as well as literature and modern philosophy for high school students. I have written numerous academic papers and essays - two of which have been published - and I am well equipped to coach writing. Additionally, I have taught TOEFL iBT and ESL.
I am very knowledgeable about American college applications, especially from a Japanese / international student perspective. I guide students through the Common Application and help revise and edit their personal statements. I am also familiar with the college application process for Japanese universities with English programs (a.k.a. AO entrance exams.) I have a good knowledge of financial aid and scholarship options especially tailored to Japanese students.
Teaching is my passion, and I am always excited to meet new students. My number one priority is for students to fully understand the work they are doing and feel genuinely motivated to keep improving. Rather than simply transmitting knowledge, I aim to help students become capable, independent thinkers. I find helping students with college applications very rewarding, since I was in their position two years ago. I have learned that having someone knowledgeable, preferably someone who underwent the same process, is crucial for them to be able to do their best. I care deeply about all my students and their ambitions, and strive to make the process fun and meaningful for the both of us.
HobbiesI like to spend my time reading books about poststructuralist philosophy, with a focus especially on minority studies (such as feminist theory and critical race theory.) My passion apart from teaching is music - I love to sing jazz and indie songs and play the guitar and piano.
I love helping students explore their own interests, and gain the skills necessary to express their passions through their writing.
I enjoy debate and won first place for a national debate competition 3 years ago.
10th Grade Reading, IB Extended Essay, History, GRE Quantitative, English, AP Calculus AB, 12th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Writing, Journalism, TOEFL, Test Prep, Summer Tutoring, Study Skills, SSAT- Upper Level, SSAT- Middle Level, SSAT- Elementary Level, SSAT, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1, SAT Subject Test in Chemistry, Writing, World Literature, World History, Sociology, Social Studies, Social Sciences, Singing, SAT Writing, SAT Verbal, SAT Subject Test in Literature, SAT Mathematics, SAT Critical Reading, Reading, Public Speaking, PSAT Writing Skills, PSAT Mathematics, PSAT Critical Reading, Philosophy, Math, Literature, Literary Analysis, 5th Grade Writing, 9th Grade math, 8th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Reading, 8th Grade math, 7th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade math, 6th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Reading, 6th Grade math, 9th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Reading, 5th Grade math, 4th Grade Writing, 4th Grade Reading, 4th Grade math, 3rd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Reading, 3rd Grade math, 12th Grade math, 11th Grade math, Geometry, SAT Math, SAT, Pre-Calculus, Pre-Algebra, Persuasive Writing, Middle School Math, Math, Japanese, Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, 10th Grade math, Expository Writing, Essay Editing, Elementary Math, Elementary Algebra, College Essays, Algebra 3/4, Algebra 2, Algebra 1, African-American History, 9th Grade Writing
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