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Andy Chang

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4:43 AM (GMT-04:00)
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Latin
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7
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13
class
Latin
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7
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13

Speaks

English
Native
,
Cantonese
C2
,
Mandarin
C2
,
Latin
C2
,
Spanish
B2
,
Greek
B1
,
Hebrew
A2
,
Japanese
A1
,
German
A1

About Me

Hi! My name is Andy, and I have been a teacher of some kind for over a decade now. Any time I have an interest in learning something, I find that the best test of how well I know it, is whether I can teach it! Presently, my career is as a Latin teacher, primarily teaching middle/high school, and also helping graduate students prepare for Latin entrance exams into seminary and such. In the past, I've also taught piano, photography, rock climbing (and general outdoor activities), and academic subjects like English, History, and Psychology. In school, I studied Spanish, Ancient Hebrew, and Koine Greek too.

I believe the best kind of education relationship is a partnership between teacher and student. Before I teach, I want to learn about my student: what are your goals for learning the language? what are the practical applications that you need to be able to do? what are your interests? how do you learn best? Depending on what your goals are, we may focus on all the aspects of language (speaking, listening, reading, writing) or only on a few of those... it all depends on what you're hoping to accomplish!

Learning a language should be fun and natural, but it also takes work! Thus, I do expect students to do their part if there are "assignments" or practice exercises, because these benefit the student. If you as a student ever feel like something isn't effective, please tell me! I love feedback even if the feedback is "can we change things, I don't think this is helping me."

Teacher Stats

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timetable4 years ago
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2019 - 2020
M.A. History
Liberty University - Virginia
2015 - 2016
Master of Divinity
Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
1999 - 2002
B.A. Education & Psychology
Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL

briefcaseWork Experience

2019
Latin Teacher
GRACE Christian School - Raleigh NC
2004 - 2010
Youth Director
Raleigh Chinese Christian Church - Cary, NC
Teaching, training, developing 100+ teenagers and their families
2011 - 0
Music Teacher- Piano and Guitar
Village Music School - Cary, NC
Teaching music to all ages, primarily piano and guitar, but also violin and drums

diploma_2Certifications

2016 - 2016
Master Certificate in TEFL
BridgeTEFL - Online
120 hour certification in language teaching, specifically English