Hi there! 你好! :)
My name's Tanja.
I'm German-Chinese Hong Kong native who is fluent in both English and Cantonese, and conversational in German.
I attended local schools from kindergarten to secondary, so I understand firsthand just how tough, competitive, and gruelling the Hong Kong education system can be.
My junior and lower-secondary school education at Diocesan Girls' School taught me that discipline and diligence are vitally important in achieving my goals, while my upper-secondary education and consequent graduation from South Island School taught me that creativity and freedom of expression are equally important in order to lead a fulfilled life.
I graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. I took SL English A1, SL Chinese Literature A2, SL Economics, HL German, HL Mathematics, and HL Textiles Technology. My final score was 39/45.
For my freshman year at New York University, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. The rest of my college years were spent in New York City.
I graduated from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where we were given the creative freedom to individualize our majors. For my senior colloquium (a 2-hour academic conference with three professors) I discussed the topic, "Food is Art is Food: When Sustenance Becomes Entertainment". I talked about the evolution of food from modest yet essential subsistence into superfluous yet oddly captivating entertainment. Click here to read more.
I also minored in Food Studies at NYU.
It fills my heart to watch as my students gain confidence in themselves. Teaching allows me to express my love of the English language.
And so, here we are! Thank you for your interest.
Drop me a line if you feel so inclined! Let's chat.