Valerio AngelettiItalian Tutor
My name is Valerio and I am a PhD student in Comparative Literature at University of Trento, Italy. I was born in Rome, the Eternal City, and there I am living now! I must say the truth: I am not only an Italian guy, I love Italy, with all its landscapes and culture. So, I am looking forward to sharing with you my passion for my country, its culture and its literature. At the same time, like most Italians, I grew up with the myth of America, and I am ready to cross the ocean to discover the United States (well... this fall will be virtual, but it will be a pleasure to meet you anyway!)
Domitille ArentsFrench Tutor
Bonjour à tous!
My name is Domitille, I’m 22 and I live in France in the suburbs of Paris (very close to Disneyland Paris). I spent all my student life in the “city of lights” where the cultural life is eventful, and most of the news are happening (about politics, “les gilets jaunes”, exhibitions, etc…). I also travelled a lot in the rest of France which is as amazing as Paris. I’m really excited about the conversations we will have remotely this semester (and so much more about Spring on campus)!
I’m a master’s student in Literature and cinema and I’m also very interested in all kind of arts. I spent a few months in England thanks to the Erasmus program two years ago, and I’m since addicted to cultural exchanges. I love sharing the best I can of my culture, and I will do my best to make you learn French easily! Besides, and among many other things, I love travelling, hiking, painting, cooking, swimming, photography and pets!
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you virtually as physically!
Adam YouChinese Tutor
I am a people person and would like to meet new friends. Besides, I always seek to explore somewhere that I’ve never set foot on. So, feel free to talk with me!
· Bodybuilding, yoga etc.
· Photography, reading, learning new languages.
Diana ContrerasSpanish Tutor
¡Hola! I'm Diana Contreras
I was born in Córdoba, México, a small town that smells like coffee and bananas, and where the weather is warm most of the time. Then I moved to Puebla to study English language teaching (Yes! the Battle of 5 de mayo happened in Puebla).
As an undergraduate student, I volunteered as an interpreter for international congresses and programs, and I was always looking for cultural exchange opportunities. For that reason, I applied for the Fulbright program as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in 2019 to get the opportunity to share my culture and love for my country. I was so lucky to be placed at Bard College for this amazing experience.
I love traveling. I have traveled to many cities and small towns in the south and the central part of Mexico, and I have visited some of the main cities in the USA. I am an enthusiastic and supportive person. I love nature, hiking trails, and good coffee. In my free time, I love watching films with friends, dancing, and cooking. Hopefully, we will work together to make the most of your language learning experience.
See you soon!
Hadeer EidArabic Tutor
My name is Hadeer Eid, I am 27 years old. I have graduated from the faculty of Arts, English Literature Department, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt. I have worked at several places since I was in high school, but after graduation I started to work as customer service representative at both Vodafone and Western Union UK. Working there made love language and the cultural diversities. After that I decided to shift my career to be a teacher. So now I have working as an ESL trainer for 3 years. I am a co-TEFL trainer and curriculum developer. I also have been a private English tutor for 9 years.
In my free time I like to read, listen to music, write and watch a lot of TV shows and movies. I love playing the guitar and I enjoy swimming.
Eda KurnaliGerman Tutor
Greetings from your German tutor! :)
My name is Eda. I was born and raised in a small town in North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. I was going to move to Düsseldorf, but then the Covid situation happened, and had to reconsider my moving plans. I did my Bachelor’s degree in teaching English and German at the University of Duisburg-Essen. I am currently in my master’s program.
I once had the opportunity to visit the States in 2019 as an exchange student. It was my first time in the States and I loved it! Please don’t ask which state I stayed in because that’s the least interesting part haha! Alright, I am going to tell you: It was Kansas .. (I know..)
As someone who has always been surrounded by many different language speakers, I enjoy learning new languages as well as getting an insight into various cultures. Moreover, I love to travel, enjoy nature, meet new people, teach, and also learn from other people. I worked as a teacher at a comprehensive school and really enjoyed teaching which is why I can’t really wait to get to know you all and also learn from each other! Hope to see you in class and/or on campus!
Dann… bis bald!
Fernando PereyraSpanish Tutor
¡Hola a todos!
My name's Fernando Pereyra, but everyone I know calls me "Fer". I'm from San Juan, a beautiful west-central province in Argentina. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching from Universidad Nacional de San Juan, from where I graduated in 2018. Since then, I have been working as an English teacher and professor in my hometown. Currently, I'm writing my thesis to earn a master's degree in Linguistics Applied to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
This is my second year as a Spanish tutor and I’m really excited about spending a whole academic year at Bard, because last year I had a great time working both remotely and in person with outstanding professionals (the Spanish Studies Program staff and my frolleague from Mexico) in order to teach my mother tongue and cultural aspects of Argentina and the Latinx world to Bardians. Besides, Bard College is a wonderful place where I made friends with incredible people and learned a lot of things about the American way of life and other cultures I had the pleasure to experience.
I can’t wait to meet you all and speak some Spanish!
¡Nos vemos, che!
Nao OkadaJapanese Tutor
My name is Nao Okada. I was born in Yokohama, Japan. I lived in Chicago from 5-9 years old.
I majored in Manga Art at Kyoto Seika University. I enjoyed studying Manga History, Manga Expressions, and making original stories for Manga.
In Japan, Manga is not entertainment only for children. There are a wide variety of genres, and it is one of the cultures that Japan shares with the world.
When I was an undergraduate student, I enjoyed interacting with exchange students. After I graduated from Kyoto Seika University, I studied Japanese history and geography, and passed the national examination for National Government Licensed Guide Interpreters.
I started to work as a receptionist at tourist information center where is located near Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Shinjuku station is listed in the Guinness Book as the busiest station in the world.
I would like to utilize these experiences as a tutor. If you are interested in Manga or Japanese history, feel free to contact me!
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