Emily Garig

Emily G.

Baton Rouge, LA

About Emily G.

Background check: Last verified 01/13/2016
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Emily teaches: Ages 7 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

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!

Photos and Videos

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

Experience

Japanese Elective Instructor

Sep 2015 - Present
Angles Academy

I am an independent contractor teaching 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Spoken

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Japanese

Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa

May 2013
PhiBetaKappa

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.

Golden Key International Honor Society

Oct 2011
GoldenKey

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

Sigma Alpha Lambda

Aug 2011
Logo_SAL_block_chapter_page

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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14 Reviews on Emily G.

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Shyam V. Sep 18, 2016
Latin · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Ripley Jul 19, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Vanessa Jun 9, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Awesome lessons so far with Emily! Great instructor and can't wait to learn more!
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Shauna M. Mar 11, 2016
Latin · Online
Verified Student
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!
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Tom M. Jan 13, 2016
Latin · Online
Verified Student
Excellent job and a pleasure to work with!
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Maria W. Jan 12, 2016
English · In studio
Verified Student
Emily is a wonderful teacher, She takes the time to explain, I hardly. Can't write. And pronounce English so I recommend Emily.
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Eryn Dec 16, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
My daughter enjoyed her first lesson and is excited for more. Thanks!!!
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Yusleydis C. Oct 16, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
The class was easy, she did a great job.
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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
Verified Student
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!