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Thressa

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Originally from central Minnesota, I earned my BA from Hamline University in 2013 with a degree in English, a concentration in creative writing, minors in women's studies and psychology, and a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. When I wasn't working on academics, I wrote for the newspaper, served as a new student mentor with transfer students, and worked at a toy store in a nearby mall. Currently, I'm working toward my MA in early childhood education from Concordia University. I also take Spanish classes.

After tutoring middle and high school students in math, social studies, literature, writing, and Spanish during my undergrad, I completed a year of service with Minnesota Reading Corps as an elementary school literacy tutor. Now I work as a preschool teacher in a Spanish-English dual immersion preschool; I co-teach a class of 17 three and four year olds.

Beyond academics, I love to bike around the Twin Cities, find new nooks to explore, read, and practice yoga. I've traveled to Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Panama, and hope to see more of Central and South America soon. I write and perform poetry, and coach a team of college slam poets. I'm interested in building positive, mutual mentoring relationships with those I tutor.

Thressa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Hamline University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Concordia University-Saint Paul - Master of Arts, Early Childhood Education

Test Scores

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP English Literature: 5

AP US History: 5

AP European History: 5

Hobbies

yoga, biking, travel, reading, spoken word, poetry, food

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational Spanish

Creative Writing

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

High School English

Languages

Literature

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Persuasive Writing

Poetry Writing

Psychology

Public Speaking

Reading

Social Sciences

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing