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

Meet Our LLRC Language Tutors

Jiaxin Gao

Major:  Strategic Communication

Tutoring for: Chinese

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


Fiona 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.



Major:  ***
Minor:  ***
Tutoring for: German

Info:  coming soon


Momoka Murase

Major:  Hospitality
Minor:  ***

Tutoring for: Japanese

Learning another language is like becoming another person.”  Haruki Murakami

I am an exchange student from Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.  My major in home university is English language and communication.  I’m studying Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University.


Angelica FernandezAngelica Fernandez

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

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



Alicia Ijom Lopez

Majors:  Spanish Secondary
Tutoring for: Spanish

“A different language is a different vision of life.”  -Federico Fellini

Language opens doors to new experiences, new cultures, new food…  Through languages you can connect with amazing people across the globe.  Plus, it’s a cool skill to have for traveling and making news friends.  It’s totally worth it!


Liliana Tapia

Majors:  Nursing, Spanish
Tutoring for: Spanish

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

–Cesar Chavez

Learning another language as a nurse is not only a practical skill but also a way to enhance patient care, build trust, and navigate the diverse and dynamic healthcare landscape. This is particularly important when dealing with diverse patient populations, as it ensures that patients can fully understand their diagnosis, treatment options, and care instructions. Also patients are more likely to trust healthcare providers who make an effort to communicate with them in their native It can also open the opportunity to participate in international healthcare initiatives, medical missions, or work in regions where their language proficiency is valuable