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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Meet Our LLRC Language Tutors

Ziyi Liu

Major:  Mathematics

Tutoring for: Chinese

“Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.” – Rita Mae Brown


Hannah Elliott

Major:  Biology
Minor:  French

Tutoring for: French

To me, learning a new language means learning a new way to connect with people across the world, and open yourself up to new opportunities to grow.


Hana Reinhardt

Major:  Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences
Minor:  Biology, German
Tutoring for: German

Guten Tag Alle! My name is Hana Reinhardt and I am a senior here at WSU and I am currently the co-founder and Vice President of the WSU German Club. In my senior year of high school, I was an exchange student in Germany in a small town called Tornesch (near Hamburg) where I enjoyed learning about German culture and language through my host family and school.  I love German and I have had lots of experience with just how frustrating and difficult it can be to learn. Even through all the rules and all the exceptions to the rules, being able to read, speak, and write German has opened a new world to me. I hope to work to help other students unlock their potential and love for the German and have those wonderful moments of pride as they grow into skilled German students.

I have had the pleasure of taking classes with the wonderful German Professors here at WSU. I have also helped to teach the German conversation class – German 105.

Sayuri Fuchise

Major:  Chemistry
Minor:  Japanese

Tutoring for: Japanese

Hi everyone! My name is Sayuri Fuchise, a senior here at WSU. I am currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with a minor in Japanese. I have TA’d Japanese conversation courses in the past, including Japanese 205 and Japanese 305. My parents are both from Japan, so I grew up speaking Japanese at home, although I was raised in the United States.

I think that learning another language is something that is important but also challenging. I was lucky enough to learn English and Japanese from when I was young, but my family moved to Germany for a couple years when I was in middle school, so learning German was something that I struggled with, and I can relate to the frustrations that come with learning a new language.

With Japanese, the alphabet is nothing like English, so learning the alphabets and Japanese characters is something that can be difficult, before even learning the grammar, structure, pronunciation, etc. Even if I grew up with Japanese, I still find it much more difficult than English and am still learning every day.

I hope that I can be some help to current Japanese students; it’s definitely a hard language to learn and props to the students who decided to learn Japanese.


Angelica Fernandez

Majors:  Spanish;  Minor:  TEFL Certificate
Tutoring for: Spanish

“With Languages you are at home anywhere.” – Edmund de Waal



Vicente Hernandez

Majors:  Landscape Architect, Spanish
Tutoring for: Spanish

“A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.”

–Cesar Chavez

Ivan Maldonado-Ramirez

Majors:  Spanish Secondary
Tutoring for: Spanish

“A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.”

–Cesar Chavez