According to Chadwick Alumna Maia Sung (’19), strong relationships are a distinguishing feature of a Chadwick education. Of her time as a student at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, California, Maia said, “the connections students are able to make with teachers was one of the best parts of my Chadwick experience.” Now, as an Alumni Intern at Chadwick International in Korea, Maia is witnessing the same strong bonds being formed between students and their teachers.
Through her passion for tennis, Maia is also building connections of her own with Chadwick International students. “I love to help anyone at any level or age when it comes to tennis,” said Maia. “I absolutely love tennis and love to spread that love!” And as a Division I tennis player at Princeton, Maia is an accomplished student athlete with an abundance of experience to share.
Maia has embraced her time working with the varsity girls tennis team this fall as an opportunity to develop her own coaching style. It comes as no surprise that she believes a positive relationship is the foundation of quality coaching. “I believe in order to help kids improve, they have to trust the coach,” explained Maia. “And for me, the best part of the season has been getting to have good relationships with the players and watching them improve.”
In addition to her varsity coaching role, Maia has been teaching tennis to Village School students and supporting other student activities such as the Grade 6 BOOM experience. She has eagerly greeted any opportunity to be involved with the school and to meet new people.
Ultimately, Maia is interested in pursuing a career in international law, and she appreciates her time in Korea and at Chadwick International as valuable experience abroad. But more important to Maia is the joy that she has found in learning new things everyday while living in Korea. She is as grateful to learn from the CI community as they are to learn from her.