On Tuesday evenings in Harvard Square, I host a conversation club for international students and professional. The group meeting is called Open Talk Club. I have coached and taught 150+ students in the past five years to speak English confidently and share their personal stories. And for nine semesters, I served as a Teaching Assistant for the Art of Communication course at the Harvard Extension School.
I want you to succeed. And I know English is not easy for everyone. I want you to be comfortable. And I know you need to challenge yourself to grow. I can help, and I look forward to meeting with you. Let’s create a plan to help you practice and feel confident to speak English with your friends and foreigners.
Tell your story
1. Your self-story
2. Your family story
3. Your big dream story
4. Read a famous speech & discuss
5. Debate a topic & discuss
Harvard Graduation School of Education - Cambridge, MA
2007 - 2009
Master of Architecture
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2014 - 2017
Teaching Assistant, the Art Of Communication course
Harvard Extenstion School & Harvard Summer School - Cambridge, MA
Provide guidance, coaching and feedback for 20-25 student projects and presentations each semester. Record and upload video footage of student and group presentations to the course website.
2013 - 0
Communication Instructor, Open Talk Club
New England School of English - Cambridge, MA
Founded Open Talk Club to coach and instruct 15-20 English Language Learners on a weekly basis; designed curriculum that enables groups to share personal stories, read historical speeches and debate diverse topics. Recruit local professionals and serve as a liaison for the guest speaker program.