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I attended California State University Fullerton (CSUF) where I earned both of my Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and in Women and Gender Studies. I graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude. I continued my education at CSUF, where I am working toward my Master of Arts in Psychology.

My teaching experience includes multiple teaching/graduate assistant positions, tutoring, and teaching at a local private school. As a teaching assistant and graduate assistant at CSUF, I created assignments, conducted lectures in class, and held teaching workshops with college students. I also held a position tutoring Statistics for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Sociology. Last year, I taught middle and high school math and science at a local private high school.

I am a math and social science tutor. I tutor in the following subjects: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I/II/College, Geometry, Arithmetic, Statistics (including AP and college level), Psychology, and Sociology. I believe I am a particularly effective Statistics instructor, as I excelled in advanced Statistics courses in the Department of Psychology, including Advanced and Multivariate Statistics. I also absolutely love teaching statistics because it offers us a way to turn real life phenomena into numbers that we can understand around the world. I also love teaching my subject area, Psychology, and ultimately would love to make a career of it.

As a tutor, I apply psychological and educational concepts about learning. I always use positive reinforcement, consider different learning styles (i.e. visual, audio, etc.), and aim to keep students engaged by using real life examples that they can connect to. Learning requires engagement and I try to make math concepts more reachable for all students.

Outside of school and teaching, I enjoy cooking, reading, catching up on television series, and enjoying the outdoors. Originally from San Diego, I am a loyal Chargers fan and love being close enough to my friends and family there.

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Melissa’s Qualifications

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Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Bachelors, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies

Graduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Master of Arts, Psychology


Cooking, reading, outdoors, San Diego Chargers

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