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I was born and raised in Long Beach, California and moved across the country to New Orleans to pursue my B.A. in English at Loyola University New Orleans. I taught high school English in that city for three years until I could no longer resist the pull of Southern California. Here, I continued to teach in private and charter schools for six years while I worked toward my teaching credential at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

I firmly believe that all learning can be interesting, and I try to impart my enthusiasm to my students. It is important to help students relate content to their own lives and environments so that they learn on a deeper level and can apply their knowledge in the future. As an English teacher, I love tutoring writing skills, literature, and vocabulary development, but I also really enjoy tutoring Algebra and SAT math. My well-rounded background gives me an advantage in SAT preparation, and my easy-going personality makes tests less stressful.

When I am not working, I am usually swing dancing! I also spend my time reading, crocheting, and taking selfies with my cat.

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Dorothy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University New Orleans - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Cal State Dominguez Hills - Unknown, Education

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1440

SAT Math: 730

SAT Verbal: 710


Swing dancing, reading, camping, crochet, knitting

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