I am a recent graduate of the University of Arizona where I earned a B.A. studying Creative Writing, Spanish Language and Literature, and English Literature. From 2010 to 2012 I worked at the University of Arizona Think Tank, a free tutoring service provided to UA students that is staffed by undergraduates. Tutoring at the Writing Center, I worked with many diverse students ranging from non-native speakers of English to graduate students applying for research grants. Throughout my years at the Think Tank, I became a CRLA Level 3 Certified Tutor, mentoring younger tutors and leading training sessions.
During the spring of 2011, I studied abroad in Alcala de Henares, Spain, a city in the municipality of Madrid. There I lived with a host family and was fully enriched by the beautifully rich Spanish culture; nothing could have been better for my acquisition skills than such a true immersion experience, and I advocate such programs for students who wish to learn foreign languages.
My true passion is writing - I recently completed a poetry thesis for the Honors College of the University of Arizona. I believe English literature, language, and grammar skills are immensely important, and I hope to bring my knowledge of tutoring in those areas to you students at Varsity!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelor in Arts, Creating Writing, Spanish, English
Reading, writing poetry, crossword puzzles, cooking and baking, traveling, brushing up on Spanish
10th Grade Reading
11th Grade Reading
College Level American History
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Introduction to Poetry
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student learns differently. I believe in trial and error with students, and pursuing an approach that is tailored to their unique needs and learning style that might not be met in the classroom.