I graduated from UC Berkeley in the summer of 2015 in Political Economics. My concentration was in Development Studies. The question I sought to understand was why some countries are poor and others are wealthy.
After college, I started volunteering at The East Bay Sanctuary which is a non-profit for political asylum seekers from Latin America. I went on to work in a Law Immigration Office in Berkeley where I worked with Indigenous populations from Guatemala, Eritreans, and Nepalis. All of which were seeking political asylum in the United States.
I hope to spread my knowledge of Spanish, Economics, and Political Science to my students. I'm very easy going and very patient. Thanks!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, Political Economy
Tennis, film, food, traveling
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to spread knowledge to all.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know why they are taking the class and what their ultimate goals are. This helps to understand what type of student I am dealing with and how to better serve them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
To become an independent learner, one must first be curious and willing to take intellectual risks. This requires asking controversial questions and sticking it out.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would look to understand the students motivations for taking a class and try to relate it with what they concept they are learning. Building this bridge will help keep the student on track.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Every student is different and learns in different ways. For example, if someone has a preference for visuals, then I would try to draw digraphs and charts.