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I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June of 2013. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Education and Applied Psychology. I have taught ballet and other dance lessons for the past eight years. Throughout college, I worked at a brain injury recovery center, where I taught adult brain injury survivors on a case-by-case basis: helping individuals to re-learn computer skills, overcome communication barriers, and problem solve. Currently, I work as a job coach for people with mental health problems. My range of experience has made me a very patient and understanding teacher. I take an individual approach with each student, helping them to learn to use the strengths they uniquely possess, while developing new skills. During my undergraduate years at UCSB, I routinely developed and presented workshops on study skills. As a tutor, I believe in a multifaceted approach to learning that includes 1) helping each individual learn the subject at hand and 2) helping develop study skills and a positive attitude toward learning.

I tutor many subjects, including Psychology, English, Literature, Critical Reading, and Writing. I especially enjoy helping students develop their writing skills because to write well is essentially to be able to communicate one’s ideas. Effective communication is an invaluable skill in school and in life. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, dancing, watching movies (old and new), and baking.

Joy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology, Sociology


reading, writing, dancing, watching movies (old and new), and baking

Tutoring Subjects

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Psychology

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English



Public Speaking


Social Sciences


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization