Nelson Mandela once said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." As a tutor, I am committed to helping students learn and grow in order to harness the power of education for themselves and for future generations. I fell in love with learning at an early age and have always served as an informal tutor for my peers. More recently, I worked as a writing tutor at Indiana University, where I met with students of a wide-range of disciplines and levels of ability to prepare and execute all types of writing assignments. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a student arrive at an "a-ha!" moment during a tutorial.
My love of learning has led to a long academic career. I received B.A.s in Spanish Literature and Transborder Chicano and Latino Studies from Arizona State University, and while I was a student there, I co-taught a course with a university professor. I developed the ability to guide discussions and provide feedback in a way that fosters individual growth, and I exercise this ability in my tutorial sessions.
The subjects I studied at Arizona State required that I learn to write effectively in both English and Spanish. Learning a second language forced me to reevaluate my use of English. I spent a great deal of time deconstructing words and sentences in order to understand how the two languages could be translated, and because of this, I have a deeper understanding of how the English language works. My passion for learning a second language has translated to an interest in assisting those who are learning English as a second language, as well. I have worked with English language learners of all ages in writing and speaking.
I received my J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where I learned the entirely different language of the law. I enjoyed my legal research and writing course so much, that I was inspired to work for the University's Writing Tutorial Services.
I am eager to continue to share my passion for learning with others and to help students feel the satisfaction of success in school. I look forward to hearing from you!
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelors, Transborder Chicano/a & Latino/a Studies and Spanish
Graduate Degree: Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Masters, Juris Doctorate
Teaching and practicing yoga, reading anything from classic literature to sci-fi to philosophy, cooking, gardening
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that everyone learns uniquely-a tutor's job is to find out how their student learns and to adapt a lesson to complement his/her uniqueness.