Experienced language instructor skilled in motivating and mentoring students of all ages and learning levels. Practical experience living in Japan and studying Japanese language and culture. Committed to quality education and meaningful interaction with students.
Proficient in Japanese
Lived in Japan for 27 years
Excellent writing skills
Excellent interpersonal communication
Experienced in public speaking
Experienced in organization and leadership
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Worked with a multi-cultural mission team to start a church.
Provided leadership for the mission team, including: networking with and reporting to regional mission leaders, training and mentoring new staff, and planning and implementing staff policies.
Provided pastoral leadership for the church, including: planning and implementing church services and events, training and mentoring new Christians, and teaching/counseling with church members.
Studied Japanese while in Japan using both formal and informal methods, with extensive practice in the local community.
Used Japanese language daily for both personal and
work-related activities, including teaching, counseling, and religious
Translated medically related articles of various kinds from Japanese into English.
Successfully completed 14 translation projects.
Created and taught a curriculum of Bible lessons, complete with activities, games, and crafts.
Taught basic English conversation, phonics, reading, and writing.
Educated 50 students in the basics of English grammar and conversational speaking.
Created and implemented the class syllabus, including lessons, games, tests, and special projects.
Corrected all assignments, assigned scores, and reported student scores to the school administration.
Japanese Language Proficiency Exam（日本語能力試験）Level 2, 1996
J-Test （実用日本語検定）Level Pre-B, 2004
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