I earned a Bachelor's in History from California State University . I also minored in Political Science. I enjoy tutoring Spanish because I am a native speaker and it is a beautiful language. I have had a lot of experience tutoring Spanish in high school and in college. I can teach K-12 Spanish and some college level as well. I will be enthusiastic about teaching Spanish, History, and English. I look forward to helping students achieve their academic goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CSU, Dominguez Hills - Bachelor in Arts, History
Learning and being outdoors.
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
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ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
AP Art History
AP US Government
CLEP American Government
CLEP History of the United States I
College Level American Literature
COMPASS Reading Prep
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Latin America History
Middle School Reading
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to go with what the student is having trouble with and target that, so that the student will become stronger in that area.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will assess what area needs improving by asking the student. Then I would work on improving the student's skills in that area.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By teaching them the methods and providing the tools necessary to do that.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By being enthusiastic about the subject and helping the student perform well, which will help him/her gain confidence with the material, and ultimately help him/her stay motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Be patient and take my time to show them slowly what they need to know. Patience is key to learning.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Be patient and show them the tools to be a better reader.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
To analyze their strengths and weaknesses so that they can grow overall as a student.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By keeping them focused and motivated about the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Testing their knowledge and reviewing the material that has been reviewed and studied.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By allowing them to learn the material and slowly but surely allow them to love the subject. This will boost their confidence quickly.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By assessing what their strengths and weaknesses are in regards to the subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
With patience and understanding. The key is patience and motivation so that they understand the material ultimately.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, reliable Internet sources are all tools to help the student gain knowledge from sources other than the teacher.