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Eva

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I am a sophomore student at Occidental College working towards a bachelor's degree with a major in Critical Theory and Social Justice along with a double minor in Literature and Education. I have always loved to read and write; in high school, I was the copy editor of our school newspaper, a featured writer in several literary magazines, and an avid English student. My experience tutoring began in middle school and has continued all through high school until today, ranging from test prep to essay writing to algebra. I have worked with ESL students, students with learning disabilities, and students of all ages. I currently live with my sister in Los Angeles and enjoy making art and food in my free time.

Eva’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Occidental College - Bachelors, Undeclared

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2240

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 780

AP English Language: 4

AP European History: 4

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 770

AP Art History: 4

AP Psychology: 5

PSAT Verbal: 73

PSAT Math: 72

PSAT Writing Skills: 70

Hobbies

writing, photography, swimming, cooking

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT Aspire Prep

ACT English

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Psychology

ASPIRE English

CAHSEE English

College English

College Essays

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Gifted

High School English

Homework Support

HSPT Prep

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Phonics

Poetry Writing

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Reading

Social Sciences

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that teaching should be about open, honest communication and trust between the teacher and student so that both parties can better learn and understand each other. Many students have negative memories associated with education because they felt judged in a value based on their ability to perform in school, lowering their self-esteem. Others feel that they were unable to learn and express themselves creatively with the assignments given to them by their teachers. However, both of these can be remedied if the teacher truly understands the student and alters the curriculum to directly respond to that student's needs.

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

I would first talk to the student about their own concerns about the material and their experiences with previous teachers/tutors to better understand their approach to learning. Then I would start trying some assessment problems/questions with the student to gauge both their skill level and comfort. The first session is a vital one to build trust between the student and tutor so that the student will allow the me to push them past their learning comfort zone.