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Vivien

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I have recently graduated with honors in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College. I plan to pursue a career in higher education, whether as a teacher, scholar, or both. During college, I have had numerous valuable experiences in tutoring, educational, and leadership positions, including working as the manager of my college’s theater box office, serving as the editor of the Arts and Entertainment section of the college’s weekly newspaper, and working as an in-class tutor for middle school children. While I have skills and interest in tutoring a range of subjects, including German, Spanish, reading, writing, and English, I am most passionate about teaching essay writing skills, especially literary analysis. My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that learning happens best when there is intellectual curiosity and appreciation for the subject. I try to impart to my students a sense of discovery and joy in every session because I want them to feel as empowered and inspired by learning as I do. In my spare time, I enjoy practicing yoga, reading literary and philosophical texts, watching movies, keeping multilingual correspondences with friends who live in different countries, and going on long walks in my neighborhood just to admire the gorgeous, mountainous landscape of Los Angeles.

Vivien’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Occidental College - Bachelor in Arts, English and Comparative Literary Studies

Test Scores

ACT English: 32

ACT Reading: 33

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 740

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 790

Hobbies

Yoga, reading, writing, volleyball, ballet, tennis, watching movies, learning languages, going to museums, going to plays

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational German

Conversational Spanish

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

German

German 2

German 3

High School English

Languages

Literature

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in German

SAT Subject Test in German with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in Spanish

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is based on the beliefs that 1) learning happens best when there is intellectual curiosity and appreciation for the subject, and 2) Intellectual curiosity comes with a generative recognition of patterns and connections across concepts.