Full name: TRAN THI MINH LE (Sophie) Nationality: Vietnamese Position at Renaissance: Teacher of VAL / TA of Performing Arts Department Education and Qualifications: BA in Teaching English, Ho Chi Minh University in Foreign Language and Information Technology; Certificate of Office Management and Secretarial Work from University of Economics; Certificate of Teaching Vietnamese as a Foreign Language from Vietnamese Language Studies Saigon; Being trained as painter, majoring in oil paintings, at Kim Do Gallery (Ho Chi Minh City) Teaching Experience: : 07 years teaching VAL; 4 years teaching English and 2-year experience as a painter Professional Accomplishments: As a Vietnamese native speaker, as well as being well trained to teach Vietnamese to foreigners, I am very confident about taking on a teaching role. Furthermore, having over 12 years of experience working in Middle and High School helps me to find interesting and varied methodology to engage my students. Basically, my teaching method is to let students set their own targets and meet them through their own personal learning styles. Description: I am hardworking, creative and very patient. I am married with 2 children. Being a mom, I know many ways to inspire children to learn. My love for children and passion in teaching make my VAL lessons adventures for my students to learn new things from. Learning a new language definitely enriches their lives.