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Elena: English, Study Skills, Mandarin

Elena: English, Study Skills, & Mandarin Tutor

I grew up in Minnesota, and graduated from Minnetonka High School. I graduated from Carthage College in 2021 with a BA in English. I minored in Secondary Education and Chinese (Mandarin). During my time at Carthage, I participated in many different writing groups, tutored in Chinese, and did a short-term study abroad in China. I did my student teaching at Eden Prairie High School and Central Middle School.

I am currently teaching 10th and 11th grade English in the Anoka Hennepin district. I have always loved reading and writing, and I’ve wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember!

Free Time
I recently got really into crocheting, and I am currently working on a daisy granny square cardigan. I read A LOT (I read 137 books in 2022). Most of the books I read include LGBTQ+ characters, but I’ve also started getting into mysteries and thrillers.

My 2023 reading goal is 150 books, ten of which will be from ten different countries. When it’s not below zero, I like walking around the lakes in Minneapolis while I listen to my audiobooks. I love trivia and word games, and my roommate and I frequently race to see who can finish the Wordle first.

My goal is to encourage students to do the best they can, even when a task feels daunting. I also want to continue using my literary analysis and essay writing and editing skills in between those units in my classroom!

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