My name is Kyla! I'm a graduate of UCSB with a degree French, Psychology, and minor in Art! I am currently attending the Master's in Education program at University of Pittsburgh. Education is an essential part of my life. Learning and teaching have always been my passions. As a tutor, I understand that every student is different. It is my job to work individually with each student to create a personal approach to their needs. I have extensive experience tutoring students in a wide range of age, foundational knowledge, and learning techniques. I hope that through this platform I am able to reach out to more students and encourage them to succeed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Masters in Education, Education
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, painting, embroidery, and baking cookies.
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Level American History
IB Language A: Language and Literature
IB Language A: Language and Literature HL
IB Language A: Language and Literature SL
IB Language A: Literature
IB Language A: Literature HL
IB Mathematical Studies
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that every individual learns differently. Often, the common classroom method does not resonate with every student. I build my lessons and study sessions around the unique needs of my students.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would ask to see any previous work they had recently completed to get an understanding of their needs. We would go over the study guide or chapter from the base up; fundamental understanding of any subject is essential. Once the content has been assessed, I would talk with the student to see what kind of learner they are and work on from there.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I tend to lean on a discovery-based style of teaching where I am more facilitating a student’s learning than giving them the facts. Of course, I am still helping students directly; however, this method allows students to uncover their own abilities and problem-solving strategies.