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I am currently a PhD candidate at Ohio State University in Political Science focusing on International Relations. I have plenty of experience as a tutor and public speaking coach. During 2011-2012 academic school year, I worked as an after school tutor in Richmond, CA helping underprivileged students whose GPAs had fallen below 3.0 and were at-risk for failure. As an assistant debate coach at multiple US high schools, I worked closely with students on their oral communications skills as well as critical reading skills. I helped students to develop debate and performance skills when working as a summer instructor in public speaking with Education Unlimited. Moreover, as a research assistant at the New America Foundation and as a monthly columnist with the UC Davis International Affairs Journal, I learned research and writing skills that I will be able to impart to students to foster their academic success beyond high school. Finally, the time I have spent as a graduate student, both in coursework and in thesis writing, allows me to share with students the rigors of post-secondary education. 

I really love to teach, and I especially enjoy seeing students getting that "aha!" moment of understanding for complex material. My tutoring method involves trying to instill critical thinking skills necessary for independent learning. As such, I like to take an approach in which I teach through guided questions designed to stimulate a student's self-discovery of their problems. During test prep, I focus upon the necessary skills in order to tackle problems and the 'tips and tricks' necessary to crack standardized testing.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of California Davis - Bachelors, Political Science and History

Graduate Degree:

 Ohio State University-Main Campus - PHD, Political Science

SAT Verbal: 700

SAT Writing: 730

GRE Verbal: 169

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AP US History


College Business

College Economics

College English

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American History

Homework Support


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy involves using guided questions in order to stimulate critical reading and comprehension skills within a student. Where applicable, skills training through workouts will be used, but working with texts is the primary method of education.