Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
I’d like to first start off with introducing myself. My name is Alva and I am one of many other tutors that will serve to your child’s academic needs. I reside in Los Angeles, CA and am currently enrolled in the Speech Language Pathology Assistant program at Pasadena City College. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, which I received after graduating from the University of California, Merced in May of 2015. I pursued a degree in Psychology after becoming interested in Child Development. Other than taking courses in child development, I also pursued a minor in Spanish. While pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree, I became a student volunteer at the Early Childhood Education Center at UC Merced. I also became a literacy tutor for a program called Book Buddies. As a tutor, I was assigned to work with a group of 4- 6 2nd graders in improving their literacy skills. The time spent with these students allowed me to recognize that each student has their unique way of learning and that it is our job as their tutors and mentors to work around their learning capabilities all while implementing others.
I look forward to working with my future students and helping them succeed in their academics all while improving myself as a tutor by learning through each students I am given the opportunity to work alongside with.
Growing up, one of my favorite hobbies included reading during the summer and also before bedtime. As I have grown older, I keep this hobby alive. My lifelong favorite book is "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Other hobbies include arts and crafts as well as listening to music.
University of California-Merced - Bachelors, Psychology