I suppose I've been tutoring most of my life! As the oldest of 6 siblings who were homeschooled, I got a lot of practice being a homework helper and tutor. I continued as a high school peer tutor and volunteered at the local elementary schools. As a parent with a homeschooled child I honed my skills further. I was first employed as a tutor after earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fresno Pacific University. Now I have earned a Master of Arts in Communication from The Ohio State University and am once again looking forward to engaging with students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Fresno Pacific University - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Masters, Communication
GRE Verbal: 165
Writing (mostly short stories and poetry), movies (especially horror genre), reading (horror and sci-fi mostly) and spending time with my family outdoors.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first session is a typical 'getting to know you' session. We would take a look at the student's goals so we are on the same page. Then I would go over the texts or materials the student is already using to familiarize myself. Finally, I would try to assess the prior knowledge and level of the student in order to plan future lessons and collect useful resources.