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Alumni Spotlight:
Q&A with Patcharamisa “Misa” Yosida

California School of Education at Alliant International University
Master of Arts in Education – TESOL

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Online English teacher to speakers of other languages

Q: How did your Alliant experience contribute to your career growth?

A: Alliant provided the amazing courses which cover everything I needed as an English teacher. Every class has provided the opportunity to create lesson plans, design the curriculum, and evaluate the courses and learners along the way. I absolutely got to practice teaching along with developing an English curriculum. Ultimately, I found that the program has built me up to become an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys creating new teaching techniques.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your work?

A: As an online English tutor, I have enjoyed creating my own lesson plans and teaching students from different backgrounds. I also enjoy solving learning problems for students who have a hard time understanding English. It is extremely challenging to me; however, the feedback from students has made me feel that Alliant did a wonderful job preparing me to be one of the great teachers.

Q: What inspires you to make a positive difference in the world?

A: Being a giver has inspired me to make a positive difference. There are some difficulties in teaching and learning but when I reached the level of making clearer comprehension in English, I felt that I was genuinely on the right path. I believe that due to my excellent foundation from Alliant, I will do better in the future to help learners improve their English language skill.

Q: Do you have any advice for current students?

A: If you're thinking about pursuing a master of arts in TESOL at Alliant International University, reach out to the amazing faculty. The staff have been very helpful and easy to access. I am confident you will receive the information precisely with a friendly vibe.

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