I am a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in General Linguistics. In the course of earning my B.A. and beyond, I worked as a tutor for various companies in the Los Angeles area. This experience ranged over a four to five year period when I worked with a great variety of students in all three settings: classroom, group and individual. During this time, I tutored middle and high school students assisting them in a wide range of subjects: Math, U.S. History, Reading & Writing, Algebra, Geometry and SAT test preparation for Math and English. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for teaching. This realization came to me when I began working in the individualized setting. I was able to gauge the students own understanding of the subject and then build my lessons around it rather than have the student conform to my own lessons and predispositions. Working regularly with my students, I saw that they no longer feared a subject- a matter that had always stalled their progress. So, it was when I saw my efforts being rewarded that I found my passion for teaching. Since graduating from UCLA, I have been working full-time, again in the education sector. I found work with ICDC College, an online Technology School where I work as a student adviser. Among my responsibilities at this position, I am tasked with assisting students with basic online training, enrollment concerns and providing them with constant motivation and encouragement.This experience has been interesting as I get to draw on lessons learned from my tutoring experience and apply them with older and more mature students. In closing, I am an enthusiastic, intellectually curious and highly motivated individual with a passion for learning and teaching. Among my interests are playing music (guitar), reading, mostly non-fiction, historical works and playing basketball. I hope that what you read here was to your liking and I hope that I can be of some service to your family. Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor in Arts, General Linguistics
Among my interests are playing music (guitar), reading, mostly non-fiction, historical works and playing basketball.
AP US History
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Nearly all things can be learned; the challenge is remembering the lessons learned.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I try to evaluate the student's understanding of the material to be discussed.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
It is best to teach the student how to come to terms with complicated and/or new subject matter. Once they are well versed in how to tackle such content, they should be far more self-sufficient.