Hi! I am a 31 year old student from North County California who is currently pursuing his BA is Spanish studies in the hopes of becoming a Spanish and English teacher for middle and high school students.
I have always loved learning and spent many years as a kid reading anything I could get my hands on (especially science fiction and adventure novels) and participating in various school activities such as band, choir, and theater.
As a young man I served in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years after my first year in college. I returned to college once I was honorably discharged and now am finishing up my education to become a teacher for young adults.
I find the act of learning and my educational experiences to be the greatest and most rewarding aspects of my life. You will always find me with my face in a book, looking into something new on the internet, or trying my hand at some new skill. I try to inspire others to have the same positive relationship with knowledge and the learning experience that I have had and hope to be able to spend my life helping others enhance their ability to accomplish their desires and dreams through the power of education.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Palomar College - Associates, A.A University Studies: Arts and Literature
Languages, reading, rock climbing, music
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School Chemistry
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
To augment the natural human desire to learn with patience, knowledge, and enjoyment.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I believe it is important to become acquainted with the student's personality and learning style, as well as their level of understanding of the subject being tutored.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Inspire in them a desire to learn beyond the need to do well in school, and help them develop tools that allow them to succeed without constant guidance.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Make learning fun! Mastering a skill or understanding a new subject are rewarding experiences, and students will stay motivated when there is a rewarding, stress-free environment.