Korean Teacher Profiles
Hye Na Stella
Bio – Stella has a passion for studying languages as well as teaching them. Having lived about half her life in Korea and the other half in the US, she knows what it feels like to not be able to communicate. In order to help people communicate better, she has been tutoring English and Korean for about 6 years. After spending a year as an English teacher in China, she came back to the US to pursue Korean history at Columbia University.
Personality – Convivial, talkative, lively, and smiling most of the time
“I like talking to people and listening to people talk, because it’s the best way to get to know someone. I’ve noticed from learning various languages that people express themselves differently in different languages. I’ll help you bring out your Korean self by introducing you not only to the wonderful language, but also to the Korean culture, history, and customs.”
Kaye from Seoul, Korea
Bio – Kaye received two Bachelor’s degrees from Konkuk University, with emphasis in Chinese and English literature. She lived in China for a few years; and had the opportunity to share and teach the Korean culture and language there. While in China, Kaye has also developed and maintained many relationships with her Chinese students, who still inquire about Korea. In Korea, she has also experienced tutoring many Canadian and American students in Korean. Having this extensive background, Kaye can sympathize with students having the desire to learn the Korean language. Currently, she has been working for Kaplan International Center, and has been living in New York City for a year.
Personality – very friendly, outgoing and talkative, like to laugh
“I believe there are some special motivations and passions in people who want to learn the Korean language. Therefore, I want to teach my students both the authentic Korean language and the Korean culture, which is different from American. I have many experiences from abroad, like China and presently in USA. Moreover, I have studied a few foreign languages, such as English, Chinese and Japanese. Based on my experiences, I am confident that I will have a better understanding of my student’s perspective; and also, I am eager to teach them Korean, more efficiently. Please use me to improve your Korean!”