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DJ

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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.

DJ’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor in Arts, Business Economics

Graduate Degree: Azusa Pacific University - Masters, Education

State Certified Teacher

Hobbies

Sports, Movies, Books, Hiking, Dogs

Tutoring Subjects

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP European History

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

AP Psychology

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US History

AP World History

Business

College Business

College Economics

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Economics

European History

Finance

Geography

Government

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

IB Economics HL

IB Economics SL

IB Geography

IB Geography HL

IB Geography SL

IB Global Politics

IB Global Politics HL

IB Global Politics SL

IB History

IB History HL

IB History SL

IB Psychology

IB Psychology HL

IB Psychology SL

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB World Religions

IB World Religions SL

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

Philosophy

Social Sciences

Social studies

Sociology

World History

World Religions