Major: Linguistics TEFL: Certificate Completed
Hi, I’m Amber Rynearson. I’m a linguistics major with a minor in French, currently in the process of earning my TEFL certificate. In addition to the ETC, I tutor French, Linguistics, and various honors courses through the peer tutoring center on campus. My goal is to teach English abroad one day, maybe even in the Peace Corps. I’ve always loved teaching and tutoring, and have a passion for helping others. I also love to learn, especially about other cultures and lives. I hope I can help you grow in your language skills, whether it’s speaking, writing, reading, or simply engaging in conversation. I’m super excited to get to know you and help with whatever I can!
Major: Humanities TEFL: Starting TEFL Certificate
My name is Gregory Casey. I am major in Humanities with minors in Linguistics and Spanish. It is my senior year this year. I am working toward attaining my TEFL now and hoping to find a position teaching abroad in the near future. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to a wide variety of music, and creating campaigns for my D&D players (a hobby I have enjoyed for the past 13 years). I will be happy to assist anyone who wants to improve their English language skills.
Major: ASL Interpreting TEFL: Starting TEFL Certificate
Hi there, I’m Hannah Hardcastle. I was born in California but have lived in several states since high school, like Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota. I am majoring in American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting, and am double minoring in ASL Studies and Linguistics with a focus in TEFL certification. I might teach abroad someday but I hope to teach English as a foreign language in the United States and tutor adult Deaf and Hard of Hearing folks in English. I’m excited to help you develop you skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening, I’m also always in the mood to chat! I love to learn about other people’s lives and cultures and can’t wait to meet you!
Major: English TEFL: Starting TEFL Certificate
Hi, my name is Max Chase. I am a 4th-year student majoring in English with a focus on linguistics. I enjoy learning new languages but understand the challenges that can arise from living abroad and navigating school in another language. As a teenager, I lived for a year in the south of Thailand. Last year, I spend the summer in Mexico learning Spanish and would like to return soon. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your language goals.
Noah Nieves – Driver
Major: ASL Interpreting TEFL: Certificate Completed
Hi everyone, my name is Noah Nieves Driver. Languages are my passion, which is why I am majoring in ASL interpreting and double minoring in Spanish and Linguistics. I was a tutor for two years at Pierce College in Washington State where I tutored Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language). I received my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate last year and taught in China for two weeks in 2018 where I picked up some Mandarin (feel free to test me on it). Last year, I presented on second language anxiety at Academic Excellence, so if you are feeling scared or embarrassed by speaking, come talk to me and we can work on ways to improve your confidence in using English. As a tutor, I am here to help you and that can range from helping with a understanding the reading in a class, helping understand instructions in a manual, or just by chatting about whatever. I look forward to seeing you at appointments and around campus!