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Tutor profile: Molly O.

Molly O.
Student Affairs Specialist with 9+ 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
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
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
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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