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Tutor profile: Molly O.

Molly O.
Student Success Specialist with 10 years experience
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About Molly

About Molly
Hello, I'm Molly! I have a Masters in Communication Management from USC and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from The Claremont Colleges. I have been teaching and mentoring students (elementary through university level) for almost 10 years. I recently returned from Japan, where I was teaching comprehensive English skills and professional development at a private school in Tokyo. Before that, I worked at USC as a writing tutor, specializing in admissions personal statements, research and argument writing, ESL-based activities, and critical...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have four years of experience working at elite private universities both domestically and abroad. In Japan, I taught English as a Second Language to 300+ university students at a private liberal arts college in Tokyo. During my three year tenure, I was promoted from an English TA (co-taught four classes with full-time English professors) to a Student Affairs Specialist (worked one-on-one with students with diverse learning needs and styles through customized consultations and workshops) and finally to a Lecturer (taught comprehensive English...
University of Southern California
Strategic Communication Management
Master's Degree
2014 - 2016
Scripps College
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2013

Work Experience

Work Experience
Shirayuri Women's University, Student Affairs Specialist
2017 - 2019
Promoted to this customized role to address the academic, professional and emotional needs of 300+ students through weekly consultations; special emphasis on ESL teaching methods and socio-emotional learning activities; responsible for executing six key program areas: Global Business Program, Hospitality Management Program, English career support, international exchange programs, standardized English exams, high-level academic support; drove school-wide initiatives to improve student learning outcomes; streamlined procedures for...
Shirayuri Women's University, Lecturer
2017 - 2018
Developed original curriculum and teaching materials for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors across three modules; adapted material from 21st Century Reading: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks textbook, focusing on enhancing student confidence, comprehension, critical analysis, and speaking skills
Toyo University, Editorial Consultant and Transcriber
2016 - 2017
Supported professional research laboratory funded by the Japanese government for guided research projects, interviews, and data analysis concerning Japanese vs. American tourism trends; transcribed and edited formal projects into English
Shirayuri Women's University, English Teaching Assistant and Academic Adviser
2016 - 2017
Enhanced 150+ students’ academic and personal growth through individualized consultations, workshops, and events focused on English language fluency (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and cultural sensitivity
University of Southern California, Writing Consultant and Student Mentor
2015 - 2016
Assisted USC students with the critical thinking and writing process through one-on-one consultations with emphasis on helping students draft, revise, and articulate complex ideas in academic assignments, speeches, critical assessments, and professional applications; special expertise in university admissions personal statements, business writing, argument and research writing, and critical analysis

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