I have worked as a classroom teacher for over two years and continue to hold a strong interest in contributing to the education of youth throughout the United States. As a teacher, I sought to ensure that every child that entered my classroom had the opportunity to learn and enjoy learning. As your tutor, I will enable you to learn the material in a dynamic and interesting way!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Mount Holyoke College - Bachelors, Theatre Arts, Spanish
Graduate Degree: Loyola Marymount University - Masters, Education
In my spare time I enjoy reading novels, taking hikes in various parts of Northern California, and taking trips around the country. One of my favorite destinations is Thailand. Since I was twelve years old, I have visited a total of nine times. I enjoy visiting the palace, indulging in the local cuisine, and observing the different ways in which the native people navigate their surroundings. Beyond these pastimes, I have a passion for education. As an educator for over two years, I have formed strong bonds with my students. As such, I spend a lot of my time attending events that my students are a part of, such as sports games, birthday parties, and dance recitals. I take great joy in witnessing the many ways in which my students love learning outside of the classroom.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I break down the material into sections, and then focus on the areas where the student is having difficulty. From there, I have the student tell me what they understand about the information so that they are actively processing the material. I also create fun practice problems so that the student can have some engaging examples to work with.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I first get to know a student, because if they feel comfortable with the tutor, they tend to remain engaged because they feel more comfortable.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The best way to empower my student to become an independent learner is to scaffold their learning so that they are learning in a way that is tailored to their needs. It is imperative that students have the skillset to access whatever knowledge they have so that they may apply it to new or unfamiliar materials as they encounter various subjects and situations in the world.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I break down the material to first identify where there may be misunderstandings or confusions. From there, I build upon the student's knowledge and help students with fluency. Once students can read fluently, I give them questions that they can ask themselves as they read texts so that they can stop and think about the material. After that point, students are then asked to parse the information and explain what happened in the text. In this way, students are receiving repeated reading comprehension practice.