This is how 20 referees rated Adam:
I really enjoy the challenge of learning new languages. That is what brought me to study Chinese and Japanese and to become a Japanese tutor. As different as these languages can be from English, they are also simpler and more consistent in their own way. Because the rules involving grammar in Japanese are static it can be a lot easier to learn than other languages like English which have complex grammatical rules.
I've spent my entire post-secondary education studying Asian languages, specifically Mandarin and Japanese. I also spent some time in Taiwan teaching English as a second language over there. I've found there are lots of little tricks that making learning a foreign language much easier than rote memorization, and I love sharing these tricks with my students and helping them really improve.
The first thing I like to do with a student is to establish a series of goals so that we have something to aim for and a solid sense of progress. This can highly motivate some students and gives both of us incentive to work harder. Then if they are having difficulty with something we can slow down and go over it at lengths until they master it.
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