I am a graduate student at UC Davis with a bachelors in civil engineering from San Francisco State University, and it would be my pleasure to help you meet your educational goals!
I started tutoring in 2008 at Cañada College in Redwood City. There, I primarily tutored on a drop-in basis for almost every math course we offered. As part of my tutor training, I received a College Reading and Learning Association Tutor Certification. I spent five years tutoring at Cañada, and it brings me great joy that many of the students I tutored became tutors themselves.
After moving on from Cañada, I tutored for the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University until I graduated, providing academic assistance to lower division engineering students. For two years while holding these steady tutoring jobs, I also had regular weekly private tutoring clients at the high school level that I am proud to say got into highly regarded programs and universities.
I have chosen to go to graduate school because my career goal is to become a professor of engineering. Quality education is something I strive to bring to the next generation of students, and my experiences tutoring have helped prepare me for the challenges of tackling different learning styles and reworking a lesson plan to suit individual needs. There is nothing more rewarding to me than helping a student overcome an obstacle and seeing them succeed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: San Francisco State University - Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Master of Science, Structural Engineering
GRE Verbal: 168
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is focused on adapting a lesson to a student's individual learning style and strengths. My goal is to make the material easier for the student to understand by finding alternate, more useful ways to present the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session is primarily about finding out if we work well together. I like to spend a few minutes getting to know each other first, and then discuss with the student their history with the subject, where their class currently is, their study habits, and where they feel they are having issues. I also like to do a small, informal assessment of their knowledge to see if there are other gaps. We would then discuss what topics we want to start on and proceed with a normal session.