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Ayla

I am a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. As a college student I tutored Spanish literacy to Spanish-speaking children, and English as a second language to Hebrew-speaking teens as well as Hebrew-speaking adults with developmental disabilities. Upon graduating I led educational workshops and skill-building classes for adults with mental illness for a year and a half. For the past four years I have been coordinating an early literacy program at UCLA. In this position I teach undergrads about child development, leadership, and teaching, and then support them throughout the year as they help preschool children learn early reading and writing skills.

I love learning and I strive to make teaching an engaging and interactive experience, centered around what the student is genuinely interested in. I want the experience to be about more than just getting a good grade, but about developing a deep understanding that can be applied creatively and effectively in a variety of settings. While I tutor a wide variety of subjects, my favorite things to tutor are Writing and Literature. I love to help students analyze and think critically about text and ideas, and to ultimately develop and articulate their own opinions.

In my spare time I enjoy riding my bicycle, yoga, painting, and cooking.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of California-Santa Cruz - BA, Psychology

Bicycling, yoga, painting, surfing, cooking

AP US History

College English

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational Spanish

Hebrew

High School English

High School Level American History

Social Sciences

Spanish 1