Greetings, My name is Brenden McGuire, and I am a recent college graduate from UCLA. Although I majored in economics, I have developed a burgeoning love for language and education. It wasn't until I traveled the European countryside, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and diversity of the languages of the world. My linguistic inquiries have led me here, as I would cherish the opportunity to dive deeper into the language I have spoken my entire life while, simultaneously, guiding others on their journey. Throughout my life I have had the privilege to hold several instructive positions. The most fruitful of these experiences was probably coaching elementary wrestling my last two years of high school. Even though there are major differences in teaching children and leading a classroom of adults, the position gave me a solid foundation to explore various pedagogical approaches.