Hello there! My name is Angelica and I am excited to be of assistance to you as you navigate your way through the world of academia. I hope to make meeting your academic goals not only easy and convenient, but also engaging and fun! As a UC Berkeley English major my background and education enable me to aide you (or your child) as we explore the world of literature, writing, and all related disciplines. I am eager to discover each of my clients' individual strengths and weaknesses as we focus on how to develop both for steady intellectual growth and optimal results. I am a firm believer that there is room for constant improvement and achievement, and to be a part of that process is genuinely thrilling for me!
Questions, concerns, or qualms? Please, do not hesitate to contact me for answers to your inquiries or to alleviate any apprehensions regarding tutoring services.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Current Undergrad, English
SAT Composite: 2090
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 740
Reading, writing, making music, cooking,critical theory, fashion, poetry
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the more engaged a student is throughout the learning process, the more effective their comprehension and long-term understanding of the material is. As a teacher, I aim to make certain that even the most arduous and seemingly uninteresting tasks take on life and excitement in order for the lessons to be conveyed and understood to their fullest extent.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a typical first session, I would gauge to see where the student is at and what areas they need to work on and discuss what goals they would like to see themselves accomplishing. This way, I am able to assess how I can make myself most useful to the student.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by providing constant encouragement and giving praise when warranted. I also find that sticking to a consistent learning schedule amplifies results, helping the student's motivation levels and desire to continue to achieve even more.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Remain PATIENT. I feel like this is absolutely necessary when encountering a particularly difficult or tedious subject area that requires more work. I would also try to approach the skill or concept from multiple angles, seeing which method works best for each individual student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
We would work together on building the student's vocabulary and sentence syntax in order to help even the most difficult passages be easier to comprehend. I would also assign students reading assignments designed to gradually improve their skills little by little over time, as I have found that when it comes to reading comprehension, there is no better way to achieve results than diligent, regular practice.