I am a licensed teacher with endorsements in elementary education and english as a second language. I have 7 years of full time teaching experience and many more as a substitute. I have taught in Japan, as well as in economically diverse areas of California and Colorado. I use a variety of methods when teaching: hands on, simplyfying difficult vocabulary, etc. I am willing to tutor students in grades 1-8 and will do whatever I can to improve a student's abilities and knowledge.