I grew up in California, finally graduating college there in 2017! In school I studied Mandarin Chinese and Language Teaching Linguistics, indulging in my love for teaching. I've spent several years informally tutoring and working for the University tutoring program teaching professional English to international students and teaching University staff and faculty in beginning Chinese. I have lived in Taiwan and Mainland China teaching English to High School and College students. Now that I'm back in the states, I hope to continue my language education going to help everyone get strong with English!
My primary approach is creating an environment in which the students feel welcome and comfortable to talk as much as possible. In most learning scenarios, the most quality information comes from being able to apply what you know and correct what isn't working for you! Educating through casual conversation is the ultimate means of becoming comfortable and proficient in a language because you learn how to say what you want to say, and spend lots of time practicing what sounds correct and what does not. In my years studying foreign language, the most helpful situations have been practicing spoken language with someone listening, responding, and correcting what I am saying in a non-stressful way. My goal here is to create that same environment and get everyone talking like a pro!