Pitzer Recent Graduates Awarded Teaching Fellowships to Lingnan University

Lingnan UniversityClaremont, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—Pitzer College Class of 2014 graduates Sophia Baldwin ’14 and Vanessa Gonzalez ’14 have been awarded Visiting English Tutor Fellowships at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Baldwin, a political studies major, will help students develop their English writing, reading and speaking skills at the University’s Centre for English and Additional Language Services. Baldwin spent summer 2011 at Pitzer in Beijing, China tutoring migrant workers’ children. She later studied abroad on the Pitzer in China program in Beijing. She also taught local high school students about Chinese politics as part of Professor of Political Studies Nigel Boyle’s Global Local Link Through Teaching class.

Gonzalez, a psychology major and Spanish minor, will design and run workshops that will help students develop their English writing, reading and speaking skills at the Centre for English and Additional Languages Services. She will also organize cultural activities that provide Lingnan’s students with opportunities to meet people of a similar age group from different cultural backgrounds. Gonzalez studied abroad in Spain, where she taught English classes and tutored elementary students.

Lingnan University is a public liberal arts university in Hong Kong that takes a whole-person approach to education, which enables its students to think, judge, care and, ultimately, act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region and the world.

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