As a 2011 graduate of the Vanguard University education program, I have been teaching and tutoring experience in reading, writing, english, social sciences, and test prep.
My favorite subjects to tutor are History and Writing. I get so excited about discovering the great stories of past events and people, and then passing that passion to my students. Whenever I teach essay-writing or creative writing, I can't wait to read all the creative ideas that my students surprise me with. There are so many simple tricks to writing amazing essays an stories that I love to share!
Whenever I'm not teaching or planning fun activities and lessons, I can be found hiking, camping, watching one of my many favorite TV shows, practicing martial arts, attending comic conventions, traveling overseas, or reading comic books and novels.
I believe every student can succeed. I love learning, and helping students to love it too. As a tutor I patiently use questioning strategies, while creating a safe learning learning environment for my students to take academic risks.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Vanguard University of Southern California - Bachelors, Liberal Studies
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1380
SAT Verbal: 710
SAT Writing: 730
Hiking, TV, Movies, Reading, Comics, Travel, Crafting
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe every student can succeed. I love learning and helping students to love it too. As a tutor, I patiently use questioning strategies, while creating a safe learning environment for my students to take academic risks.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first tutoring session, the priority is to set expectations, get to know each other, and create academic goals in a low-pressure setting. In a typical one-hour first session, about 20 minutes will also be devoted to a short lesson or activity in the subject matter being tutored.