Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I love all of my work. I want each person to discover
what they can be, and how great it feels to achieve.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look for a tutor who avoids following the labels that schools have
set for your child. Look for a teacher who sees each student as unique, searches for reasons why the problem exists, and comes up with
solutions. Look for a piano teacher who teaches more
than just reading notes.
Look for someone who loves their work.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I solve individual problems of all kinds. I love learning, and
want everyone to enjoy learning.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like that my work can help turn a person around. When they solve
their learning problems, the jewel that's inside really shines. It changes
I also love to study and research, and I do extensive research for
each one of my students. I don't want to miss any new technique
that may help one person or another. Each person learns differently,
and I learn a lot from that experience.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. If you don't have an opening, can I get on your waiting list?
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I love to see how people blossom when they get that they really can do it.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I work one-on-one, because every single person really does learn differently.
I like to discover and tap into each person's learning styles and inspire them to learn more.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I started years ago teaching English to some friends who barely spoke English, and loved that I was learning at the same time !
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I have young piano students who can hold their own at jazz jam sessions. I smile when my math, reading, and writing students learn HOW to study, and do it willingly. I've enjoyed teaching piano students who are seriously disabled, but are able to release their feelings at the piano. I love teaching international people all aspects of the English language, and have discovered a lot of things along the way. When reading students get that they really can read, they beam. I love that.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I wrote the contents for an app, called Japanese Verb Master, to help people understand how Japanese verbs conjugate. The project took 5 years to develop.
I had some technical help, and it's up and going. Now I'm working on another Japanese app about adjectives.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. The more you do, the more your passion for it will increase.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I have a knack for figuring out how to inspire each person to learn.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I'm always trying to improve my Japanese, my piano playing, and more! I love to study!