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Katrina

In 2014, I graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with an Associate of Arts in Nursing. After receiving my RN license I continued my education at California State University, Long Beach and attained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

As much as I am dedicated to promoting health and wellness, I cannot deny the role that my education has played in shaping my worldview. I wish to not only share my ideas but to help my students in developing their own thoughts and their own voices. Previously, I have worked at a college tutoring center where I primarily guided students along the writing process. I particularly enjoy tutoring English composition because there is no absolute "right" or "wrong" answer, and I am genuinely interested in listening to your point-of-view. However, based on my background in nursing, other subjects that I would gladly tutor include basic science and anatomy.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to working with you!

Undergraduate Degree:

 CSU Long Beach - Bachelors, Nursing

My hobbies include baking, drawing and DIY craft projects. Recently, I have taken an interest in weight-lifting - so if I am not sitting at the computer, I am probably (or hopefully, let's be honest) at the Y training.

Anatomy & Physiology

College Biology

College English

Elementary School Math

General Biology

General Chemistry

High School Chemistry

High School English

Medical Terminology

Nursing

Nursing/NCLEX

Other

Pathophysiology

Spanish 1

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

For the first session, I would want to get to know who you are, not only as an individual, but also as a learner. Do you prefer images? The occasional video? What types of resources would be most beneficial to you? The more I know about your learning needs, the better equipped I will be in helping you meet your goals. Then together, we can create a plan for the current session and dive right into the subject matter. Toward the end of our meeting, I will assess your progress and provide additional feedback for you to think about prior to our next session.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Tutoring is like teaching someone how to ride a bicycle. I give you the training wheels, and when I believe you are ready I remove them. In the beginning, I will walk through strategies with you. As I watch you grow in confidence, we will proceed to higher level concepts until you feel that you have mastered the material. Believe it or not, by the end of our partnership, you will be teaching me.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Motivation can be hampered not only by perceptions of failure and incompetence, but also by boring subject material. If you feel overwhelmed by ideas presented to you, then I will break them down. If you want a challenge, I will happily give you a challenge. Additionally, I can provide special homework and quizzes for you to stay on track of your learning.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

If you run into a little difficulty, the first thing I would tell you is, "Hey, just breathe. Let's step back for a minute." I would proceed to the next topic and revisit the skill/concept that was problematic for you. That way, you have a chance to relax and give your mind a break. I want to emphasize there is no single way to present information. Some favor the standard outline. Others like the more visual, cluster diagrams. Together, we'll discover what works best for you.