I graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received my Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art and Visual Culture. While attending school, I became an Education Intern at the local museum and taught local history and art lessons to students ranging from kindergarten to 6th grade. This was when I first had a taste of the valuable and rewarding experience of teaching. After graduation, I decided to teach English abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam. I lived there for a year teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to a wide range of classes from Fundamentals for pre-kindergarteners to Business English for adults. During this time, I began tutoring college level students in Speaking, Listening, Reading or Writing with a specific topic focus. I also have experience teaching the Language Arts, Grammar, Essay Writing, Public Speaking and Debates, Literature, Phonics and Arithmetic here in San Diego. I find that I am most passionate about teaching English and the Arts because I can have so much fun with it! I am a firm believer in making education accessible to all learners, so I plan and prepare my lessons to be dynamic and engaging. During my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking in Mission Trails, playing my ukulele, listening to old records, cooking, baking, and planning my next travel adventure.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Cruz - Bachelor in Arts, History of Art
Traveling, meeting new people, practicing yoga, reading, cooking and baking recipes from Pinterest, learning to paint with watercolors, listening and discovering new music, editing photos on various photo apps, hiking, exploring and playing my ukulele.