Hi there! I'm Waka, a language educator with over 7 years of experience and a graduate student-researcher in Canada. I was born and raised in Japan. After graduating from high school in Japan, I received a Honours BA in Psychology from a Canadian university. After working as an English and Japanese teacher at a Japanese educational institution in Toronto for a year and a half, I started a MA program at University of Toronto/OISE and am accepted into a PhD program in the same department starting from this September. I specialize in second language education, inquiry-based learning, online learning, and educational software design.
I have a certificate of a 60-hours Japanese as a Foreign Language course and am currently in the middle of taking the rest of the official 420-hour course to be certified as a Japanese language educator.
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2015.
Certificate of 60-hours Japanese as a Foreign Language course, 2021.
English tutoring, Japan, 2 middle school students, 8 months.
Japanese tutoring, Canada, university students, 5 years.
English and Japanese class, Canada, grade 3-8 Japanese students, 1.5 years.