Introduction I am a fourth-year student at the University of Montana, double majoring in English (Secondary Education, Teaching ESL, Literature) and Japanese. I hope to teach high school English and one day teach English as a second language at the university level in Japan.
portrait My girlfriend Amanda and I
hobbies • Reading (of course) • Writing Poetry • Tending to Houseplants/Gardening • Studying Japanese • Playing Trumpet • Hiking and Generally Being Outdoors
Why I want to teach • Teaching will:: • Keep me immersed in intellectual pursuits in English literature and linguistics • Provide me with a meaningful, lifelong career • Surround me with a community of fellow life-long learners • Allow me to take part in the formation of part of the world’s future
Teaching goals • The top goals I wish to accomplish as a teacher include: • Improving my future students in a holistic way, including their character and outlook on life as well as their knowledge and drive to continue growing in their love of English • Fostering a positive learning environment that will help students see education and school as an important safe haven for whatever challenges they may face • Serve as an exemplary role modal that will inspire students to achieve excellence in many facets of life
Experience with young people • Three-month internship teaching English at a middle school and elementary school in Yamagata prefecture, Japan • Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer • Flagship program volunteer • Currently enrolled in C&I200 Teaching Field Experience
fun teaching in Japan Practicing with the kendo club With the other interns Randy and Michelle
More fun teaching in Japan Teaching the kids how to cook and camp