I received a double bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 2015. I'm currently applying to MFAs and am considering a teaching credential.
Currently, I teach art after school to middle schoolers. Other than art, I enjoy tutoring in writing, English, psychology, and math up to pre-calculus. English and literature have always been passionate subjects for me, and I enjoy revisiting it when I teach. The knowledge I gained during my undergraduate career in psychology has been very helpful to me, and it never hurts to help someone else receive that knowledge. I have the most experience tutoring in math, and have been hired as a private math tutor by my high school, as well as family friends, since I was about 15.
My teaching philosophy is based on a mindset of growth and effort. Everyone can learn something, if they have the proper guidance and put in effort. Itcan be more difficult for people to learn things that don't mesh with their interests, but that can be overcome in time. My job is to help someone have confidence in their ability to learn, and give them the tools to do so.
Outside of academia, I am striving to become a professional artist. I enjoy reading, video games, exploring new places, spending time in the outdoors, and spending time with my friends. I would like to travel the world someday... so far I have been to Korea, Japan, Paris, and Italy. I believe that getting out and experiencing other ways of life can help promote tolerance and understanding between cultures.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Cruz - Bachelors, Art & Psychology
ACT English: 30
ACT Reading: 36
AP European History: 4
reading, writing, art, video games, traveling, tea, parks, the outdoors, the ocean
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is based on a mindset of growth and effort. Everyone can learn something if they have the proper guidance and put in effort. It can be more difficult for people to learn things that don't mesh with their interests, but that can be overcome in time. My job is to help someone have confidence in their ability to learn, and to give them the tools to do so.