I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Princeton Universityâ€™s graduate program in Religion and have extensive teaching and tutoring experience at the elementary, high school, and college levels. My tutoring strengths lie in English reading, writing, and ESL. I am also happy to tutor Japanese.
I have precepted at Princeton University (Tibetan Buddhism), and also co-taught English 101 at A.C. Wagner Correctional Facility through the Princeton prison teaching initiative (accredited through Mercer County Community College). I was also a supplementary instructor for several courses at Nyack College as an undergraduate, taught English in Japan and China, and also ESL to 3-4th graders.
Born and raised in Japan, I also lived in Norway and China for a time and love traveling, outdoor sports, and motorcycling in the mountains of Japan in search of highly secluded hot springs.
Education: Nyack, Harvard, Princeton
Undergrad Major: International Political Economics (Nyack College)
Other Degrees/Minors: Masters in East Asian Studies (Harvard University), Masters in Religion (Princeton University), Ph.D. Candidate in Religion (Princeton University)
Interests & Activities: Since I was homeschooled on the shores of a lake in the mountains of Japan, I spent most of my summer and winter afternoons as a teenager sailing and skiing. Before I entered college, I also spent a gap year in Norway at a Folkhøyskole (Folk High School) where I mostly played sports, went camping, and visited the slums of Nairobi where we worked with a sports development aid organization.
AP Exams: 4 English Literature and Composition, 4 European History
Other Awards: Dean's List, Summa Cum Laude
Other Interests & Activities: During my undergraduate years at Nyack, I was a member of the golf team, College Fed Challenge team, and honors program. At Harvard, I was a member of the Harvard East Asia Studies Conference Committee. At Princeton, I helped co-organize the Department of Religion Graduate Student Workshop, served as a class year representative in the Department of Religion, and have been involved with the Princeton University Prison Teaching Initiative.
Location: Nyack, Harvard, Princeton