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Ms. Amanda E.

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"My name is Amanda and I graduated from Kalamazoo college. I majored in both Studio Art with a focus on oil painting, and East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan. I studied abroad from 2017-2018 in Kyoto Japan at Doshisha University, where I worked part-time as an English tutor for Japanese children and adults.

I graduated in 2019 with magna cum laude as well as honors in both Studio Art and East more...

"My name is Amanda and I graduated from Kalamazoo college. I majored in both Studio Art with a focus on oil painting, and East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan. I studied abroad from 2017-2018 in Kyoto Japan at Doshisha University, where I worked part-time as an English tutor for Japanese children and adults.

I graduated in 2019 with magna cum laude as well as honors in both Studio Art and East Asian studies. I also received honors on my senior thesis in Studio Art which was a series of oil paintings taking an introspective look on my identity and my relationship with learning the Japanese language. In 2019 I placed second in the Michigan Japanese Language Speech Contest as well as being inducted into the National Japanese Honor Society College Chapter.

Most of my experience and expertise in tutoring is in working on conversational English with Japanese children ranging from ages 4 to 10. I have also worked with Japanese adults who spoke limited English, working on building confidence in speaking as well as introducing a strong grammatical and written base. I firmly believe that the best way to promote confidence and proficiency in language learning is by catering lessons to the students interests, and focusing on real-world approach rather than a test-based approach. Especially with my younger students, I aim for fun interactive lessons that promote language expression and usage.

As a major in Studio Art, I can also help to guide and promote creativity of artists from elementary school to collegiate level. From color theory and composition techniques, to learning how to explain and discuss artwork, art is a great form of self-expression for all. I also aim to create a safe, nurturing environment for aspiring artists, with support and judgement-free guidance of how to best improve composition and overall technique and expression." less...

Details

fee: $30 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Amanda E. is a certified tutor

Kalamazoo College, Studio Art

Plymouth, MI 48170

Subjects Tutored

Reading - ESL/ESOL - Japanese