Emily Garig

Emily G.

Montgomery, TX
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About

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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2009

Howdy! I have an undergraduate degree in Classics and an MA in ancient history, and I have been teaching/tutoring since 2009. I know first-hand how much hard work can achieve, but my experience in teaching has also taught me that the work doesn't have to be so hard when a student has experienced, dedicated help. That's what I'm here for! I have done both paid and volunteer teaching, and I have worked both for myself and for a university. I have taught a wide range of students - ADD students, injured students unable to attend normal classes, struggling students - in a variety of environments. I have experience teaching to groups and individuals; face-to-face, chat-room style, and via video conferencing. I teach language because I have a passion for it, and my goal with my students, whether they are learning a new language or furthering their native English skills, is always to help them achieve their own language learning goals. I look forward to helping you achieve yours!

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Experience

Private Tutor
Dec 2014 - Present
Private

I am an independent contractor with this company to tutor in English language arts, GRE exam prep, elementary math, Latin, Greek, and Japanese.

Japanese Elective Instructor
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Angles Academy

As an independent contractor I taught the middle and high school Japanese elective courses at Angles Academy, a private academy whose philosophy is that all children can learn and whose mission is to prove that with small classes and individualized teaching strategies.

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Greek Teacher
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Self-Employed

A former teacher of mine referred a struggling high-school student of his to me. The student was ADD and had missed several classes due to illness. My job was to teach him the Greek he should have been learning in class to prepare him to rejoin his classmates in the following school-year.

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Japanese Grader
Aug 2012 - May 2013
Texas A&M Dept. of International Studies

I graded assignments, quizzes, and exams for all levels of Japanese classes, excepting advanced exams.

Japanese Tutor
Jan 2012 - May 2013
Texas A&M Dept. of International Studies

I made myself available as needed to all levels of current Japanese students to help with homework, exam preparation, and study strategies. I was also occasionally asked by a teacher to teach a student who had, due to injury, illness, etc., missed too many classes to continue without extra help. My job in that case was to teach all the language which the student had missed and prepare them to continue with their classmates.

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Greek/Latin Tutor
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Texas A&M University Dept. of International Studies

I made myself available at set times each week to struggling students in beginner and intermediate courses. I also allowed students to set up extra meetings outside of my set hours to help them prepare for exams.

Education

Ancient History
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
The University of Nottingham
Classics - Focus in Greek, minor in Japanese
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Texas A&M University

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa
May 2013

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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Golden Key International Honor Society
Oct 2011

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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Sigma Alpha Lambda
Aug 2011

Sigma Alpha Lambda is a National Leadership and Honors Organization dedicated to developing the individual and serving our campus and community. The mission of Sigma Alpha Lambda is to recognize members for academic achievement, to engage members in service, and to develop members for leadership. Service is the foundation of our leadership development model as well as the leadership of the organization itself. Through service, individuals look outside themselves and lives are changed, not only for the one being served but even more so for the one serving. As a result of this process, the individual learns more about who they really are and what they value. Our Statement of Purpose and organization’s Shared Values provide the foundation upon which the organization carries out its mission.

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Photos & Videos

This is me helping with the Japan booth at Worldfest, College Station, Texas. The best way to practice language is to use it!

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Practice and immersion make perfect! Did you know that "kimono" is written with the Japanese characters for "wear" and "thing"?

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33 Reviews

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Jeff S. Jul 8, 2017
Japanese · Online

Natalie Jun 17, 2017
Japanese · Online

erik G. Apr 15, 2017
Japanese · Online

Paul Mar 22, 2017
Latin · Online

emily is just all around great.

Becca R. Feb 18, 2017
Japanese · Online

Emily shows proficiency on the subject and has a good rapport with this age group ( teens)

Fernanda R. Feb 18, 2017
Japanese · Online

Lu R. Feb 18, 2017
English · Online

Emily was great and patient!

Lu R. Feb 18, 2017
English · Online

Maria W. Feb 17, 2017
English · Online

Miss Emily is a wonderful teacher,

Maria W. Jan 11, 2017
English · Online

Jeff S. Jan 7, 2017
Japanese · Online

Natalie Dec 10, 2016
Japanese · Online

Jenna B. Nov 28, 2016
Japanese · Online

Amy Nov 9, 2016
Japanese · Online

Emily was pretty helpful. I went into the lesson knowing virtually nothing about speaking Japanese and now I have a basic understanding of the construction of the language.

Lisa B. Nov 7, 2016
Japanese · Online

see is the bomb.com

Joel H. Nov 7, 2016
Japanese · Online

Sy Nov 2, 2016
Latin · Online

Emily is such a grate teacher and she super good at explaining and helping you and especially being fun and cool.

Akshay S. Oct 22, 2016
Latin · Online

Emily is an awesome teacher, very patient and clear.

Joshua J. Oct 3, 2016
Japanese · Online

Emily was very helpful in setting the tone for the Introductory Japanese Lessons I will take. She seems very knowledgeable and brought in some interesting details. I am looking forward to the next lesson. Thank you Emily.

Shyam V. Sep 18, 2016
Latin · Online

Emily has been doing an awesome job of bringing my son back on track. My son is new to Latin and has started Latin in 6th grade. Emily is patient, clear and motivating in helping him understand fundamentals. Thank you Emily.

Ripley Jul 19, 2016
Japanese · Online

She really starts at the basic levels for beginners and builds up slowly so it is very easy to understand. The homework is very easy and fun at the same time while learning. I recommend her for beginners.

Vanessa Jun 9, 2016
Japanese · Online

Awesome lessons so far with Emily! Great instructor and can't wait to learn more!

Shauna M. Mar 11, 2016
Latin · Online

Emily was great! She is very knowledgeable and brings fun energy to her lessons! Highly recommend Emily, her knowledge for the history of language makes for a well-rounded, interesting session!

Tom M. Jan 13, 2016
Latin · Online

Excellent job and a pleasure to work with!

Maria W. Jan 12, 2016
English · In studio

Emily is a wonderful teacher, She takes the time to explain, I hardly. Can't write. And pronounce English so I recommend Emily.

Eryn Dec 16, 2015
Japanese · Online

My daughter enjoyed her first lesson and is excited for more. Thanks!!!

Yusleydis C. Oct 16, 2015
Japanese · Online

The class was easy, she did a great job.

Lauren Sep 10, 2015
Japanese · Online

Emily is wonderful! She starts with finding out what you know and then uses that as a springboard to dive you right into the language. She gives you all the materials you will need and gives some great advice. She is down to earth and definitely wants to help you as much as she can. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Japanese. Can't wait to have more lessons!

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Christina S. Aug 4, 2015
Latin · Online

Emily is a wonderful teacher! My daughter has ADHD and Emily is able to teach my daughter so well that my daughter has a B in the class!
I highly recommend Emily!

Amelia H. Jul 24, 2015
Japanese · Online

She really helps me understand some tough concepts and works with me to direct the lesson in ways that I want to learn

Amelia Jun 30, 2015
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i was a little nervous but she put me at ease! she was very helpful and i cant wait for my next lesson!

Talia B. Apr 9, 2015
English · Online

ENGLISH, WRITING, READING... AMAZING TEACHER :)

Do not be fooled by the fact that there are fewer student reviews than you expected.You must think about how to learn English more easily than to try to learn by yourself or at an English course.I attended a 1 year English course, but it did not help improve my English as much as my teacher, Emily, did. Also, the most important thing is that even if you are not in the good mood it doesn't matter for her to make you focus on the class. Her way to teach language is so good and understandable. She is amazing teacher like I've never had before. You just need to know what you want. She will be ready to help you. Even my husband is amazed how I improved my English this fast.
I am so happy to take the class from her. That's why my sister who lives in Turkey started taking the class.

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Michelle R. Feb 2, 2015
Japanese · Online

Emily is an awesome teacher she is kind, patient and efficient in her style of teaching, i really enjoyed my classes with her and look forward to hooking back up in the near future!!!! If you're looking for a great teacher Emily is the way to go!!! M

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