Having worked with children for as long as I can remember, I have learned that every student can succeed with the right teaching strategies. I began tutoring K-8th grade students when I was a senior in high school. I was always strong in every subject in school and really good about fully understanding all of the concepts being covered in each of my classes. My main focus has always been on math but I also focus on good study skills, organization, and problem solving. As I entered college I continued tutoring during the school year and went back to my first job over the summer. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Currently I work in special education as an Instructional Assistant.
Personality plus my skills will help me to reach success. I live a very relaxed life: I am patient, a problem solver, and I am willing to go the extra mile to change a misunderstanding to an understanding. I like to familiarize myself with every student's motivation level, learn their interests, and make the learning experience fun. Ultimately I know that students have so much potential and I just want to help them get to the next level in their educational journey.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: San Francisco State University - Bachelors, Psychology
Traveling, Trying New Foods, Learning, Exploring, Building, Fixing, Troubleshooting
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
High School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student is capable of mastering any subject! There is more than one way to teach and learn. Strategies, methods, and connecting to a student's interests can make the hardest subject seem like a breeze.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Icebreakers. Building our relationship. Testing the student's motivation level and skill level.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by giving them strategies to set them up for success: organization skills/ creating cheat sheets/ good note taking/ showing them the gains.