Hello! I am from Florida, where I have lived all my life. I have a BS in Cell Biology from the University of South Florida, and originally I wanted to be a research scientist. However, when I realized how much I loved teaching and spending time with international students, I decided to pursue my MA in Applied Linguistics / TESOL. I have been teaching English for Academic Purposes at Hillsborough Community College since 2014. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, studying languages (Spanish and Japanese), playing Nintendo Switch, watching anime, and spending time with my family. I am married with two children, ages 8 and 5, and we are all so excited to come to Japan for the first time! I look forward to meeting you.
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- Music (especially classic rock and alternative rock), Dance (especially tap and swing), Science and research (especially biology), Piano Broadway musicals, Nintendo, Florida, Family Linguistics, Anime, Food, Travel
Academic Advising Specialties
- Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, Pronunciation And Speaking, Academic Writing, Presentations, Homework