Allegra Ambrosio Wood
Seattle, WA
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Allegra Ambrosio Wood

Allegra A.

Seattle, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Japanese Language tutor located in downtown Seattle Washington. Specializes in reading, writing and speaking. Lessons are not pre-structured! Allegra creates curriculum based on each student's individual needs and how they intend to use Japanese in the future.

About Allegra A.

★About Me★


My name is Allegra Ambrosio Wood and I teach beginning → intermediate Japanese reading, writing and speaking. Whether you're in school and need help with assignments, want to watch that new Anime without subtitles, planning a trip there, or just have an interest in the culture, I'm here to help!

As a former Rotary Youth Ambassador and Global Education Oregon Ambassador to Japan for two years, I began my Japanese language journey in full-immersion not speaking a word - with no one around me speaking English. So, having to teach myself the langauge from the ground up it's safe to say I know the tips and tricks to tackle Japanese. In addition to living and working there, I minored in the language in University and worked over a year bilingually at a Japanese company based in Seattle.

I'm all about learning a new language in your own way! 
Japanese is a tough one to crack, but I'm confident that I can help you get started.

Looking forward to our first lesson! 頑張りましょう!



★With Me, Students Can Learn★



For Beginners:

・Hiragana

・Katakana

・Kanji

・自己紹介 (self-introductions)

・Conversational speaking

, etc.

For Intermediate-Level: 

+ Writing emails: Keigo (business Japanese)

+ Speaking: formal introductions, conversations, etc. 


★Lesson Schedule★
I teach Monday through Fridays 6pm-8pm and Sundays 11am-4pm.
I suggest booking lessons for 60 minutes once a week (reoccurring) for the best learning results.
Learning a new language requires lots of patience and practice! :)

★Cancellation Policy★
Sometimes things come up - I totally get it! 
All I ask is that you give me at least 24 hours notice before your lesson time and we can reschedule the lesson (you’ll get to keep your credit for that lesson). If not, or for no-shows, the lesson will be marked “missed” (you’ll lose a lesson credit).
*If you miss 3 lessons in a row, another student may take your reoccurring time slot and we’ll need to find a new time.

★Required Materials★
・In-person lessons only: Please bring a notebook. I use this to write notes in for you. You can find one on Amazon for about $5. Let me know if you need help with that!
・Online lessons only: Create a folder for our lessons, I will be sending you various files and PDFs so keep them all in the same place for easy access. depending on what you are learning.

★Teacher Location Information★
・Cats: I have two very friendly cats named Otto and Ink at my home location. They are very sweet and quiet and all of my students love them! However, if you are allergic to cats I would suggest booking online lessons.
・Parking: There is usually street parking available around the building.

Please feel free to send me a message with any questions!

-Allegra

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Experience

Production Coordinator
Nov 2018 - Feb 2020

Kaikai Kiki

(Business conducted in Japanese and English) ・Liaison for the top two influential contemporary art galleries in the world: Gagosian Gallery and Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery to negotiate budget/legal parameters, loan agreements and artwork lists. Coordinated exhibitions and projects for a world-renowned Japanese Contemporary Artist. ・Lead Museum Relations Coordinator and company main point of contact through extensive target research and networking as company representative, and negotiating proposals and creating a realistic timeline for all involved parties.


 ・Conducted meetings with international museum directors and curators to gain an understanding of what the client is interested in, or future projects, and propose collaborations through: promotional material, artist portfolios and exhibition catalogues.



Resident Assistant
Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

University of Oregon

・2017 - 2019 Global Scholars Hall Japanese Language Arc Sole Resident Assistant ・Designed powerpoint presentations, English <=> Japanese tutoring sessions for 40+ residents ・Created and lead campus-wide cultural programs and educational initiatives for Japanese language, culture for both domestic and international students ・Facilitated one on one academic/career tutoring, counseling and mediation sessions with 40+ residents regularly ・Contributed to the strategic planning process for the Academic Residential Community to advocate and implement positive changes for future students ・Trained in crisis management and resource databases to connect students to campus mental health services, wellness centers and on-call counselors ・Communicated with University of Oregon Campus Police Department and performed nightly rounds to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all University Housing residents

International Peer Advisor
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018

University of Oregon

・Focus in study abroad programs to East Asia ・Advised University students in study abroad applications, credit transfer, preparing for culture shock and tips and tricks for learning a language in full-immersion ・Visited classrooms daily and presentations on study abroad programs for 100+ students

Waitress
Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

森の風 (Japanese restaurant located in Tokyo)

(Business conducted in Japanese only) ・Memorized 100+ menu items to provide excellent customer service in a formal dining setting 
 ・Poured alcoholic beverages and coffee, handled food and worked the cash register ・Setup for parties, served appetizers and ensured the guests had a wonderful and memorable experience.

English Tutor
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

American English Institute

・Tutored 15+ ESL International University students weekly in one-on-one tutoring sessions (ages 18 - 30) ・Acted as Assistant Teacher in 5+ seminar courses weekly

Rotary Youth Ambassador
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

Rotary International (District 5100)

・Represented the Rotary Club of Downtown Portland Oregon (District 5100) in Iyo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan (District 2670) ・Attended Iyo Rotary Club events and conferences as Portland Ambassador ・Presented to Rotary clubs around Ehime Prefecture about American culture in Japanese ・Assisted Rotary in various philanthropy and charity events ・Studied the Japanese language through full-immersion at Iyo Agriculture High School ・Assisted in teaching English Language courses

Education

Minor : Japanese (Language-Intensive)
Sep 2015 - Jun 2019

University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts : Art Technology
Sep 2015 - Jun 2019

University of Oregon

Study Abroad Certificate : Japanese (Language-Intensive)
Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Waseda University, Tokyo

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Japanese Learning Achievement
Aug 2015

Rotary International

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