I received a double bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 2015. I will have my Master in Teaching from Seattle University and my teaching credential in August, 2019. I will be endorsed in Elementary Education, Middle Level Mathematics, and Visual Arts. I am currently completing teaching courses for that program and tutoring students in Math and SAT prep.
I taught art after school to elementary and middle schoolers from January 2017 until June of this year. I have the most experience tutoring in math, and was hired as a private math tutor by my high school. I have also been tutoring math privately since I was about 15. Other than art and math, I enjoy tutoring in writing, English, and psychology. 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.
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 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 am going to France for 2 weeks at the end of this August! 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
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1360
AP European History: 4
reading, writing, art, video games, traveling, tea, parks, the outdoors, the ocean
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.