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The foreign language tutors at Veritas have all demonstrated their linguistic prowess by completing advanced coursework while living and studying abroad. Thus, they all have a facility with instruction which is vetted by a rigorous interview and ongoing evaluation process.
Whether learning the basics of conversation or engaged in advanced composition, you can find an expert language tutor at Veritas. We have experts in foreign languages from Ancient Greek to modern Romance Languages. Our language instructors are dynamic, knowledgeable, and most of all inspiring mentors.
Our tutors are also very familiar with common standardized subject tests such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and the SAT II’s and help their students learn how to master not only their subjects and their classes but also these often tricky exams that can determine college course placement and credit.
Languages offered: English as a Second Language (ESL), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, and Spanish.
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Stephanie received her Masters Degree in Education from Boston University, specializing in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She was inspired to obtain her masters degree after spending a year teaching elementary school English in Japan through the JET program. Stephanie went to teach in Japan after having completed her BA from Vassar College in Asian Studies and Japanese language. She graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for her strong academic performance. Having been both a foreign language student and an education student, Stephanie demonstrates a committed interest in learning and teaching languages. This allows her to know first hand what is effective and enjoyable from a learner's perspective, as well as understand why these methods are effective from a teacher's perspective.
- BA from Vassar College in Asian Studies and Japanese
- Masters Degree from Boston University in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society
- Over 7 years of professional ESL teaching experience
BA (Hons), Scripps College, 2005. Hispanic Studies & French Studies (dual); minor in Art History. MA, Richmond the American International University in London, 2007. Art History. MA, Harvard University, 2008. Spanish Literature. PhD, Harvard University, 2013 (expected). Romance Languages & Literatures (Modern Peninsular Literature); minors in Lusophone Literature and History of Art and Architecture.
- Summa cum laude graduate of the Claremont Colleges.
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi honor societies.
- Currently a Teaching Fellow in Spanish at Harvard University.
- Visiting student at the prestigious Colegio de México in Mexico City in 2008-2009.
Minji graduated cum laude from Harvard University, with an A.B. in the History of Art and Architecture and citations in Spanish and French. She has been studying Spanish since kindergarten and took up French in college, during which she had the opportunity to travel to the City of Lights to study Art History, in addition to the language. In high school, she achieved a near-perfect score on the SAT and received numerous merit scholarships, which were distributed throughout her four years of college.
- Graduated cum laude from Harvard University
- Before current job, has interned and worked at the Harvard Art Museum and international art magazines in New York and London
- Speaks French, Spanish, Korean, and currently learning German
- Has traveled to ten countries
Sophia received a Master of Theology degree in Comparative Religious Ethics and Human Rights from Harvard in 2010, a Master of Arts in Religion concentrating in Ethics from Yale in 2009, and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Classical Languages and Literature modified with Theater from Dartmouth in 2006. She was awarded multiple grants and fellowships to conduct research at Oxford on her undergraduate honors thesis, Polis Under Threat: The Enduring Power of Euripides' Hecuba. She also received competitive funding from Dartmouth to study Mandarin and to examine the sociopolitical dimensions of theater in China. Her graduate thesis at Harvard examined cosmopolitanism and humanitarian intervention through the lens of Just War Theory and featured a case study on Darfur. Sophia loves to incorporate unconventional methods into her teaching style, utilizing her background in theater and her experience living in such countries as Pakistan, China, Italy, and England to reach her students in innovative, engaging ways. She especially enjoys working with students and scholars on crafting and refining their essays and articles.
- Master's degrees from Harvard and Yale
- Multicultural upbringing and perspective
- Academic editor and researcher
- Cookbook author