UI School of English





Paige Whipp

  • Where are you from?

    South Luisiana USA

    アメリカ ルイジアナ州

  • What is your background?

    I graduated from LSU with a degree in Political Science and History, and taught English in South Korea.


  • What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

    I enjoy seeing the students progress the most.


  • What is your goal/mission?

    My goal is to teach students English in a fun environment. I want students to leave class wanting to come back and learn.


  • What do you do in your free time?

    I hike, swim, and play video games in my free time. I can’t wait to hike every mountain in Tokushima.


  • What do you like/think about Tokushima/Japan?

    I absolutely love Tokushima and Japan. Japan is a wonderful country where people are always willing to help, and Tokushima has the best people in all of Japan.


  • Where would you like to go if you had a long holiday?

    I would like to go to Okinawa when I have a long holiday.


  • Who is your idol?

    My idol is Iris Apfel. She is a fashion icon that believes you can't stop learning. She also persists that “to be young is to think young.”


  • What was your childhood dream?

    My childhood dream was to be an Olympic swimmer.


  • There are a lot of English schools in Japan. Why did you decide to work at UI?

    I chose UI because of the staff. The staff are wonderful people that truly care about every student.


  • Is there anything people would be surprised to know about you?

    I don’t really know. However, I did surprise Ai sensei at school because I was shorter than her.


  • Who is your favorite super hero?

    My favorite super hero is Captain Marvel because she is the strongest super hero ever. No one can defeat her. Though a close second is Batman. He is willing to be the bad guy just to help his city.


  • Cats or Dogs?

    I love both. I have a cat, Eloise, and a dog, Fitz, back home in America.


  • Water or Wine?

    Water. It is the source of all life.


  • Natto or Goya?

    Natto because I haven’t tried Goya yet. I hear it is very bitter. I don’t know if I want to try it.