Leah Polhemus

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English Lounge

Tuesday 17:05-17:50

Academic Advising

Thursday 11:45-12:30, 13:20-14:05, 17:05-17:50


My hometown is Birmingham, Alabama, in the southeastern United States. I got my Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and I received my MA TESOL in 2018 from Portland State University in Portland, OR. From there, I went on to teach English and Critical Reading and Writing in Nanjing, China. I have just joined TIU this year and I am very excited to be here, as this is my first time in Japan. In my spare time I like to be active outdoors, such as going on walks, hikes, and riding my bike. I also enjoy reading, watching TV, playing games, gardening, and of course I love cooking and traveling too. Meeting and getting to know students is my favorite thing about teaching, so be sure to come say hello in class or in the English Plaza.

Home State

Favorite Conversation Topics

  • Cooking & Food
  • Nature & Outdoors
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Books
  • Writing
  • TV
  • Languages

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