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I graduated from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Communications. In college, I was fortunate enough to hold several research positions with one of the foremost scholars of Child Development and Education Studies, Professor Olga Vasquez. Under Professor Vasquez, I studied the 25 year old program "La Clase Magica", which integrated UCSD students with ethnically diverse, low income communities and youth all over San Diego county through an after school education curriculum. The principles of the program are that children can learn through nontraditional measures such as technology, play, and self-expression. All of the communities involved were bilingual communities such as the Spanish immersion program in South County and the Kumeyaay native people of East County. I tutored children K-8 in all subjects, especially English, Grammar, Reading, Writing, problem solving, storytelling, Math, organization, and study skills, while pertaining to the open curriculum of "La Clase Magica". I have also tutored elementary-aged children through the YMCA Mentorship program focusing on daily homework tasks and study skills. Since graduation, I have spent the last year living and working in Washington, DC in the nonprofit sector. I thoroughly enjoyed my work but realized I needed to return to my roots in education. I really enjoy time spent tutoring and I love to make the tutoring process fun through games, positive reinforcement, and teamwork. I believe that every child has a unique style of learning and it is the tutor's job to discover and uplift the child's learning process. When I am not tutoring or learning, I love to read, watch Jeopardy, discover new music, and go to my favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Undergraduate Degree: UC- San Diego - Bachelor in Arts, Communications


Reading NY Times best sellers, traveling, going to alternative rock concerts, trying new restaurants, taking art classes, spending quality time with my family, discovering beautiful hiking spots in San Diego, being a Ruth Bader Ginsburg fan

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