I am a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where I earned my BA in Psychology. Currently I am in my second year of the General Experimental Masters Program where I am studying a variety of statistical analysis methods as well as working on my thesis. I have experience as a teaching assistant for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, primarily in quantitative and qualitative research methods. I also have many years of experience writing and editing APA style research papers.
I gain great joy from communicating certain methods and learning styles to others because I was in the same position not too long ago on many subjects. The people that helped me have set me up to succeed in the future and I would consider it a blessing to be able to pass that on to another as others have passed on to me.
Just a few things about me, I actually love school and will be sad to leave soon, I gain great confidence from the structure and environment of academia. So if you are looking for a little motivational energy I help out with that too! I hope to meet some of you soon :)
California State University-Northridge - Bachelors, Psychology
California State University-Northridge - Masters, Psychological Research
What is your teaching philosophy?
I will not give you the answers; I will show you a way for you to give yourself the answers!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, and then take a little time to understand your learning style and what works best for you. :)
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Assist you in understanding the best way that you learn personally, and methods of refining that way.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Take quick breaks if needed, give positive feedback and encouragement, and make progress!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Hone in on where the difficulty is coming from, and work from there outwards toward the bigger picture of the concept.