I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's of Arts in Teaching, TESOL. I am TESOL certified with an experience of teaching ESL for over four years. I began teaching ESL abroad in 2013 right after I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Biology from the California State University, Channel Islands. I have taught primary, secondary, and university students from South Korea, Turkey, and Japan. I have also taught English courses to international students for The Language Academy here in the United States. Helping people achieve their academic goals makes teaching truly enjoyable and rewarding. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to new places and meeting new people because it gives me the opportunities to learn about different cultures and lifestyles.
I have been teaching ESL for 16 years. I began teaching in Barcelona, Spain in 2002. Since then, I have taught at various schools around California in Berkeley, Oakland, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, and Ventura. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University and a Masters Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics from Cal State University Northridge. I have also studied Photography and Graphic Design. When I am not teaching, I love hiking, camping, kayaking, photography, music, reading, writing poetry and short stories, and dancing as much as I can!
Jennifer Kagawa has been a TESOL professional since 2005. She has taught students of a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds in the U.S. as well as in Vietnam and Mexico. She obtained a Master of Arts Degree in TESOL in June 2013 from California State University, Los Angeles. Jennifer’s teaching philosophy is that high expectations, a respectful and supportive environment, and focused feedback help students cultivate their own academic voice. She enjoys the creativity, challenge, and personality that each class brings. When she is not in class, she enjoys hiking and bird-watching.
"Education is the one thing that no one can take from you." - B.B. King
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