I'm originally from the LA/OC area, and I hail from a very big family. I was the first of my 10 siblings to attend school beyond high school, so it was a big deal to my family and to me. I love to learn. I wish staying in school and gaining more knowledge throughout your life was an actual career. I am currently a Junior at UCSB (go Gauchos!), studying Psychology and Global Studies. I thought I wanted to be a doctor, but once I started taking courses that were pre-requisites for the field, I realized that my real interest lies in people- how they think, how they interact, and why they do what they do. So now that I've realized that medical school isn't for me, I am considering careers that relate to Psychology and/or Global Studies. I am definitely continuing my education beyond undergraduate school, although I'm not too sure yet where I really want to go. As you can probably already tell, I am a huge proponent of education. I think education plays a huge role in a happy and successful life. I think that everyone should pursue an education, and my biggest wish is for everyone to be able to receive one. Well, actually, my biggest wish would probably be the ability to fly, but you get the point. I am only too happy to be a tutor, as I feel playing any role in education is incredibly fulfilling. I have previously mentored high school students. These were students that had fallen very behind in their academics. They were in dire need of supplemental support, separate from the school system. In this role, I felt like I had a lot of influence over the directions their lives would take. I felt like I actually made a difference in lives when I mentored students, and it's my goal now to do the same as a tutor.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Current Undergrad, Psychology
Graduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Masters, Psychology
SAT Writing: 750
Reading, hanging out with friends, writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the first step to learning is actually wanting to learn. It's much more difficult to learn if you aren't open to it. If you want to learn, congrats, you're already a step ahead. After that, it comes down to practice. Practice makes perfect, and if you practice enough, it'll become second-nature to you.