EducationB.A. in Biology at the University of Virginia
Graduated with Echols Scholarship
I studied Japanese at college, and immersed myself in Japanese language while living in Japan for 4 years. I have passed the Level 2 Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I underwent translation/interpretation training while in Japan and have experience with Japanese-English translation.
During this time in Japan I taught English at an academic high school, an agricultural high school, a special needs school, and also tutored native Japanese speakers one-on-one.
I took Chinese language throughout college and studied abroad at Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan.
I've studied classical piano since age 7 and won a Virginia statewide competition at the age of 15. In college, I took private lessons from a Juilliard-trained instructor. I have a strong understanding of musical theory, and routinely compose and record classical compositions. You can view some of them here:
I have written scripts while working for video production companies, including satirical documentaries and news broadcasts.
I find it rewarding to work one-on-one with students and tackle questions that are difficult to address in larger classroom settings.
SAT score : 1420 (out of 1600)
Hobbiestravel, musical composition (piano, guitar), writing comics, video editing, playing tsugaru shamisen (a traditional Japanese instrument, similar to the banjo), anything Japanese, hiking, snowboarding
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Grant tutored my college freshman son in 2nd year college Japanese. After 3 years of Japanese in high school and reviewing the material used in first year Japanese at his college, my son felt very confident and ready to go for starting the 2nd year level in college, but fell behind because he was overwhelmed by his busy athletic and academic schedule. We got Grant to come in to help him in the last third of the quarter and he really saved the day. My son very much enjoyed working with him and Grant was able to adapt his approach to meet the needs of my son. I was especially impressed by his professionalism. We lucked out finding such a great tutor! Highly recomended
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