Lady Ayame's Tutor Profile
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Aug 15, 2018
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- Aug 1, 2018 "Awesome August" Discount Coupon! - Hello! I'd like to introduce myself. My name is "Lady Ayame" on Cafetalk. I've met some of...
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Hello! My name is Patricia Ayame Thomson but you can call me Lady Ayame.
[Introduction:] ~ I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan until I was 18 yrs old. While in Japan, I was a campaign model for Shiseido Cosmetics, Soen Magazine, Washington Shoes, and many others for five years as a teenager.
I attended an American School on Yokota US Air Force base and received my education in English. At the same time, I lived in the Japanese community, so I am fluent in both English and Japanese. If you feel more comfortable with a tutor who can speak both English and Japanese, please take a look at my lessons! Due to the fact that I am bilingual, I can immediately answer any question in either language.
(FYI: I am playing the role of "Sachiko" in the Introduction Video above. It's from an American TV show called "Dear John" starring Judd Hirsch.)
I moved to the United States after I graduated from high school to attend college. I went the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Theatre Arts. Since graduating, I have been an actress in Hollywood for a long time. Some of my well-known credits are appearances on "Seinfeld," "Designing Women," "Wings," "Friends," etc. Faced with competition from around the world, I worked hard and established over 50 TV credits.
*If you're so inclined, you can see my work on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeH_TGRD_byfUbSn8Qt9fsQ?view_as=subscriber and my list of credits on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861069/
More recently, I experienced a career change. I went through the online program and received a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the San Jose State University (SJSU). For the past eight years, I've worked at the Santa Monica Main Public Library helping adults and children further their knowledge and encourage lifelong learning. I formed a close bond with both the patrons and fellow employees, and I enjoyed teaching them to access information in many electronic and print formats. I believe I can make learning fun and I will be happy to converse with you about any topic of your interest.My lesson plans are casual, easy-to-do, and requires reasoning skills. I am a very easy-going and patient, although I take my work seriously.
I am flexible and will accommodate the type of structured instruction you prefer or just converse freely if you like.
- Learn American Film Quotes
- Learn American Sayings and Quotes
- Read Scholarly Writing
- Learn American Idioms
- Pronunciation Exercises
- Due to the fact that each student has a different goal in mind, I can gear the lesson to further your goal! Perhaps you want to become more proficient with your English for reasons such as travel, work, personal improvement, or help your children with their English homework. I am able to customize your lesson to provide the skills necessary to reach your goal!
Personally, I like to make my own jewelry and knit. I work out regularly at the gym, I like to watch movies, and go out to explore restaurants. I have two precious cats named Coco and Chanel. Although I recently moved from Santa Monica, California to Canada I like the change of scenery very much!
I look forward to meeting you! Thank you for your interest!
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***iko.Ha, an, theの使い方と、前置詞を、アヤメ先生オリジナルの教材を使って練習しました！昔やったのに忘れている法則が頭に蘇ってきて、説明もわかりやすく、オススメです！頂いた教材で覚えて、あとは実践のみ！アヤメ先生の「ピクトチャット→英文法レッスン」はすごく良いと思います。English Grammar Lesson! (30 min) 30 1,000Aug 14, 2018
***iko.H2回目のピクトチャット。英語ネイティブも子供の時にこのやり方で英語を学んだと聞いていましたが、写真を見て見えたことや想像を英語にして口に出すことで、すごく良い英語の練習になると感じました。しかもアヤメ先生の選んでくださっている教材がすごく可愛くて、レッスンも楽しかったです。英語初心者の方にも、上級の方にもオススメのレッスンです！アヤメ先生のフィードバックが丁寧で、自分の弱点にも気づけます。Picto Chat 30 1,000Aug 14, 2018
***iko.H久しぶりにカフェトークでのレッスン、アヤメ先生の絵を見て英語で説明するレッスンはとても楽しくて英作文の力を計るのにとてもよかったです。a, an, theや前置詞が弱いところも浮き彫りになったので、改めて文法のレッスンも取ることに。アヤメ先生はお人柄がすごく素敵で（めちゃめちゃかわいい！）、しかも超バイリンガルなので、日本人の弱点をよくわかっているところが他の先生にない強みだと感じました。一押しの先生です！Picto Chat 30 1,000Aug 14, 2018
***I told her my update, she listened to me earnestly and asked me questions. We read aloud an article together. When I couldn't read words, I put their pronunciation by Katakana. While I put them, she was waiting for me with her smile. I always read English sentences silently. I noticed words I don't know how to pronounce thanks of Ayame. I always enjoy her lesson very much. Besides, she fixed my pronunciations. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for lovely lessons every time, Ayame! 私の近況報告をすると、熱心に聞いてくれました。それから記事の音読を一緒にしました。私が読めない単語にカタカナで振り仮名を付けてる時、笑顔で待っていてくれました。いつも黙読していたので、読めない単語がある事に気付きました。あやめ先生と一緒に勉強する時間はとても楽しいです。発音も直してくれたので、とても嬉しかったです。あやめ先生、いつもありがとうございます！
***a1101バラエティに富んだ質問をたくさんしてもらえます。英語脳で考える時間を持つことができるレッスンで、３０分でしたがとても充実したレッスンでした！また受講したいと思います。Random Question Challenge (30 min) 30 1,000Aug 13, 2018
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