As an instructor, I pay special attention to students' learning styles and try to develop activities and lesson plans best suited for each student to maximize their learning outcomes. I have helped students with coursework ranging from preparation for AP exams to learning basic phonics skills. Specifically, I can help students with: AP US History, AP Environmental Science, AP Composition, AP Statistics, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT and ACT preparation, and ESL/English language acquisition.
As a tutor I focus on developing student organization and interest. I usually recommend that my pupils keep an organized binder and adhere to a formal note taking method: Cornell, outlining, or mapping. In addition helping foster study habits, I try to use activities such as quiz-bowls or wikipedia races to break the monotony of conventional studying and further develop study skills.
Prior to joining the Varsity team, I worked as an AVID tutor in the Pomona Unified School District. I helped my students develop effective study skills, raise their grades, prepare for national standardized tests, and get into college.
I believe that every student should have access to the cultural and academic tools needed for success. I do my best to instill curiosity in my pupils, emphasize the value of public speaking, and explain the need for extra-curricular activities and involvement in the community. I see these three areas as important for fostering a love of learning and insuring long-term educational success.
Whitman College - Bachelors, Politics
SAT Verbal: 750
AP US History
College Political Science
High School Political Science
Study Skills and Organization