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Tutor profile: Michelle C.

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Michelle C.
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About Michelle

About Michelle
As a college sophomore, I took a course in the Education Department on a whim, and so began my interest in teaching. Upon completing my undergraduate degree, I took a step outside of my comfort zone and moved to Japan to teach English as a foreign language at a public high school in Tokyo for two years. My desire to become a better educator motivated me to pursue a Master in Education in Language & Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A current budding interest of mine is digital game-based learning.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My teaching experience began with volunteer work through the organization Stronger Communities, Stronger Schools during my undergraduate career. I served as an SAT prep tutor for underserved high school students who attended urban schools in the Boston area. In order to gain classroom teaching experience, I accepted a position to teach English as a foreign language at a public high school in Tokyo, Japan through the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program.
Education
Harvard University
Education - Integrated Language Arts/English Education
Master's Degree
2018 - 2019
Wellesley College
Psychology
Bachelor's Degree
2012 - 2016

Work Experience

Work Experience
ElephantSTEM, LLC, User Experience (UX) Research Assistant
2019 - 2020
In this role, I helped conduct user experience research for a National Science Foundation-funded project that aims to develop digital games to teach underserved high school students statistics.
Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program, Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
2016 - 2018
In this position, I taught English as a foreign language (EFL) at a Tokyo metropolitan public high school in Japan. I not only served as an instructor, but also contributed to curriculum development.

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