I am a graduate of UC Santa Barbara & Azusa Pacific University. I completed my undergrad with a B.A. in Business/Economics in 2000 from UC Santa Barbara. I completed my Masters Degree in Education in 2009 from Asuza Pacific University. I am currently a high school teacher at La Puente High School in the City of Industry. Prior to my time at La Puente I taught for two years in Denver, CO and Oak Park, CA. In my time as a teacher I have taught many subjects including: AP US History, World History, AP European History, AP Psychology, Economics (Micro and Macro), US Government and Politics, IB Geography, Intro to Business, Personal Finance, and Personal & Business Law. Before I entered the world of education I worked as a production assistant on the movies "Road Trip" and "Old School" before accepting a position with ESPN. I worked in the entertainment industry for several years before deciding that my passion was for teaching.
I can tutor all of the Social Studies classes (US History, World History, US Government, Economics, Geography, Psychology) as well as all Business classes (Intro to Business, Personal and Business Law and Personal Finance). I can also assist with test prep in AP US History, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP Economics and/or any of the IB tests. I can also tutor students with their writing skills.
I have attended several professional conferences which range from: Strategies for passing the AP US History, AP European History, AP Psychology and IB exams to Creative Writing, Critical Writing, Persuasive Writing and Writing DBQ's.
Education is a passion of mine and I enjoy sharing that passion with other people. My goal is to help students achieve their highest levels in an engaging and interesting way. When I teach or tutor a lesson I always ask myself, "How can I make this interesting to someone learning about this?"
In my free time I enjoy watching sports, reading, watching movies, spending time outdoors and playing with my dog.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor in Arts, Business Economics
Graduate Degree: Azusa Pacific University - Masters, Education
State Certified Teacher
Sports, Movies, Books, Hiking, Dogs
AP US History
College Level American History
College World History
High School Business
High School Economics
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School World History
IB Business & Management
IB Business & Management SL
IB Economics HL
IB Economics SL
IB Global Politics
IB World Religions