February 27, 2012
My name is Beyza Sinan and I am living in the United States. I am studyig for my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Before that I studied Biology.
My hobbies include painting, drawing, running, reading, and watching movies. I also enjoy cooking sometimes. When I began college, I taught other students Middle Eastern dance. I enjoyed watching my students learn and grow in confidence as the lessons progressed.
After having this experience, I sought out similar rewarding experiences where I had the oppurtunity to mentor and teach other people. I tutored my friends with their homework, tutored in Biology for the university, and also found many interesting volunteer experiences.
I came across an oppurtunity to start teaching English to Japanese students by conversation last year. I find it very rewarding to help others learn my native language, and find it exciting to learn more about a different culture! My past students have suggested that I try to read japanese comics and watch some dramas . I have tried their suggestions and enjoyed immerrsing myself in the culture this way, but someday I would like to visit the country to learn even more. I reciprocate this information by sharing and sugesting music, movies and books that are American to my students if they are indeed interested.
Some of my goals for the future are to become a counselor and help many populations using different therapeutic techniques. I also have the goal to make a business out of my artwork, and have gallery showings. I would like to illustrate a childrens book one day. More minor goals that I have are to expand my practice of yoga, continue to enter marathons and running competitions, learn to play piano better, and volunteer in the community more often.
I truely believe that engaging yourself with many different activities, having more than one passion, and a good social network brings you closer to understanding who you are. Maybe this is why I love meeting new people and learning new things. Nevertheless, I am excited to meet everyone here and speak English with you!