My name is Blanche, and I have a passion for helping children and families in both their mental health and academic challenges. In 2013, I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and a minor in Theater. At UCLA, I mentored middle and high-school students from low-income backgrounds in several organized academic programs. In these roles, I emphasized the importance of college preparation as I guided students on topics such as coursework planning, essay writing and research projects.
After graduation, I moved to San Diego, and I am currently a research assistant on an autism intervention study, where I have worked closely with families via assessments and interviews. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, which is the highest ranked program on the U.S. News and Reports list. In the past, I have tutored elementary and middle school students on variety of homework assignments (e.g., fractions, Algebra I, critical reading, etc.) and also the process of conducting research. Most recently, I tutored a community college student .
I would like to not only help students triumph over their current academic challenges, but I would also love to form mentorship relationships. In my experience, the best outcomes come from pairing the mastery of concepts with the development of life long study skills. I would also like to note that I am bilingual in Spanish, and would be especially excited to work with bilingual families.
Thank you for taking the time out to read this statement. Please contact me, if you think we might be a good fit!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelors, Psychobiology
Graduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Master of Arts, Psychology
SAT Composite: 1900
SAT Math: 600
SAT Verbal: 590
SAT Writing: 710
GRE Quantitative: 159
GRE Verbal: 160
Discovering new music/artists, reading psychology research articles, relaxing at the beach, and trying new recipes!
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
To provide the necessary guidance, but to ultimately allow the student to master the techniques and concepts.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would first do an assessment to get a baseline of the child's mastery. Then, I would work with a child on an existing assignment he/she must complete, or I would bring an assignment to complete.