I received both my graduate and undergraduate degree from UCLA. During my undergraduate studies, I double majored in history and economics. I later received a Masters in Education from the Teacher Education Program at UCLA. Immediately after I received my teaching credential and master's degree from UCLA, I began teaching history at the middle school level. I have been teaching 7th and 8th grade history for the past 10 years. Although I have a clear credential in social science, I stress the importance of reading and writing in all my classes. I have my students write at least 4 to 5 expository essays each year. I go over essay formation and organization with my students. In order to be successful, I believe students should develop as strong writers and critical thinkers. I feel my experience would be most valuable tutoring students in English, literature, writing, history, and English language development for English language learners.
In my teaching career, I have worked with students of various skill levels and abilities. I currently teach students with special needs, students in the English language program, and students in the gifted program. My educational philosophy is that all students have the potential and the right to succeed. It is our job as educators to constantly motivate and encourage students to go above and beyond their limits.
In my free time and during my breaks, I enjoy traveling. I have traveled all throughout Europe and I have been to Japan. I also love reading. I try to keep up with the books my middle school students enjoying reading.
UCLA - BA, History and Economics
UCLA - M.ED, Education