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!
Wen ChenChinese Tutor
Hello, my name is Wen Chen. I come from China. China is one of the most famous ancient civilizations with a rich history and culture in the world. There are also many traditional and interesting activities, such as Chinese kung fu, paper cutting, Taijiquan and so on. I'd be happy to introduce these to you if you're interested!
I like watching movies, cooking and baking very much. I’m especially good at cooking Chinese food. There are many delicious foods in China.
I'm currently studying in Qing Dao University,and my major is Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other languages .Due to the pandemic, we cannot meet face to face, but it doesn't matter. I hope we will become good friends and learn Chinese together!
Diana ContrerasSpanish Tutor
Hello! I'm Diana Contreras. I was born in Córdoba Veracruz, Mexico and then I moved to Puebla to study English language teaching. I also learned about translation and research in education. I have volunteered as an interpreter for international congresses and programs and I am always looking for cultural exchange opportunities. For that reason, I am glad to be your Spanish tutor and to get the opportunity of sharing my culture and love for my country.
I am an enthusiastic and supportive person. In my free time, I love watching films with friends, dancing, cooking, traveling, and making friends. I also enjoy nature, peaceful walks, and good coffee. Hopefully, we will work together to make the most of your language learning experience.
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.
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!
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'm an English teacher and professor here and I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in Linguistics Applied to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
I'm really excited about being one of the Spanish teaching assistants at Bard during this academic year. For the moment, I'll be carrying out my duties remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, but I'm travelling to the US in January.
Besides, I like to think of myself as an active and sympathetic person, since I enjoy getting involved in various activities and making new friends.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all soon!
Niclas WinterGerman Tutor
my name is Niclas Winter and I am from a small town in northern Germany, where I live only ten minutes away from the Danish border. I recently finished studying Geography and English in the harbor city of Kiel and am still studying History there. Before starting my teacher training, I really wanted to learn more about the culture of the United States, wanted to meet new people from the other side of the Atlantic and also felt like obtaining some teaching experience. Thus, I applied for the position as a foreign language exchange tutor and am very excited to teach German at Bard now!
In my free time, I love to go hiking, watch old movies or take photos. I am also really interested in discussing current political issues and volunteer in two progressive political organizations which work towards a more inclusive society. So, if you have any questions related to the German language or about German geography, history, or politics, feel free to ask me!
See you soon und bis bald
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