I graduated from Northwestern University in 2008. Since then I've been enjoying the warm weather in my home state of Hawaii, and I've been teaching English in Madrid, Spain. I'm a newcomer to the state of Texas, and “y'all” have been very welcoming! I have extensive teaching experience: I've taught students in four different states, and two different countries, ranging in ages from kindergarten to high school. I understand the frustrations of students who want to improve their performance. When I was a student, I excelled at school not because I'm naturally brilliant, but because I have high expectations. Although history and english and how to clearly explain concepts in writing came easily to me, test taking and math did not. I had to work hard to achieve my straight A GPA and test scores. I have sympathy for those who need to put in that little extra work, because I was one of them. Consequently, I know how to teach students how to learn, comprehend, and memorize the things they need to succeed. If your goal is to learn better study skills, test taking strategies, and wow others with your writing, then I'm sure I can help you achieve your fullest potential. I am also good at teaching Spanish in a way that it's dynamic, practical, and applicable to real world situations. In addition, I'm trained in using drama and art techniques to teach, and can cater to more visual or kinesthetic learners. I enjoy teaching. I think it is one of the most rewarding professions that a person can do. If I can help a student do something better, complete a goal and feel more empowered in his or herself – that's one of the best things I could ever accomplish. As an avid life long learner myself, when I'm not teaching I'm nearly always watching lectures, trying new things, and eating ethnic foods (or trying to cook them).
Northwestern University - BS, Theater and Film
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization