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Sienna

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I am a recent graduate of Pepperdine University with a masters in Clinical Psychology. I am passionate about this field because I love to develop a connection and deeper understanding of people. I find that we are all so different and unique, an idea I take into my tutoring sessions. Each of us learn in our own way, so I adapt to the student's needs and way of learning so that we can work together to build a strong academic understanding.
I look forward to working with you!

Sienna’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelors, Modern Languages and Literatures

Graduate Degree: Pepperdine University - Masters, Clinical Psychology

Hobbies

Enjoys baking and playing piano

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

College Algebra

College English

Conversational French

English

ESL/ELL

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

Geometry

High School English

Homework Support

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

Psychology

Social Sciences

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Patience is the key to success. We must take the time to understand how we learn, not just what we learn, in order to be academically successful.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Build a strong rapport, understand a bit of the student's academic history, and develop goals for future sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teaching a student how to learn will be essential for him to develop his own set of tools to become independent.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Making sessions fun and engaging keeps the student motivated, even in the most frustrating of moments. Working in small steps also ensures full comprehension.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Break it down into smaller parts, relating it to something relevant in the client's life.