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I am currently a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of California San Diego, where I research topics involving language acquisition and social cognition. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in Linguistics, French, and Plan II Honors (a four-year interdisciplinary honors program), with a minor in Japanese. I work as a teaching assistant for UCSD, and enjoy helping my students whenever they need assistance with either subject material or administrative matters. I am well qualified to tutor in French, history, psychology, and a range of specific topics in English. All of these are subjects for which I have a great passion and enthusiasm myself, so helping students understand them, and perhaps even appreciate and come to enjoy them, is a real pleasure for me. I believe strongly that enjoyment and interest are among the greatest keys to learning, and also perhaps the most important thing any tutor or teacher can hope to bring to their students. Aside from academic interests, my hobbies also include reading and writing fiction, costume design, and travel.

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Marla’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor in Arts, Plan II Honors, Linguistics, French

Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - PHD, Linguistics

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2280

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

GRE Verbal: 168


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