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Victor

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Over the course of many years, my teacher identity has changed and grown through a plethora of environments. Most significantly, I have had the privilege to engage in educational research in conjunction with onsite student teaching. Both experiences have significantly shaped my personal views on education, and have instilled within me a passion to design and teach a rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum that can push a diversity of students to invest in their education.

Victor’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Masters, Education

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 165

Hobbies

I like to read fiction in my spare time, and I like to cook!

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

CAHSEE ELA

CAHSEE English

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

Essay Editing

GRE Verbal

High School English

Literature

PSAT Prep

Reading

SAT Reading

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

In my teaching, I aim to ensure that students receive the individualized support they need to independently further their education.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I will work to model effective learning strategies and tools for students, and provide opportunities for guided independent practice afterwards.

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

I would assess my student's needs and the task at hand, and work to model the task they need to complete through examples. Then, I would gradually have the student independently practice the task at hand, while I monitor.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Depending on the task at hand, I would encourage the student to consider and remember the ultimate purpose behind what they're doing. For example, if a student is seeking help for test preparation, I would remind the student that a higher test score will provide for more options for college, which could give the student more control over where they spend their college years.