I've spent the last 15 years tutoring kids in various subjects. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are math, writing, reading, psychology and sociology. I believe that learning should be fun and presented in a way that's not only relevant to the student, but also in a way that makes them think for themselves.
I look forward to making learning fun for all students who come my way!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, Psychology and Public Health
Scuba diving, rock climbing, pizza, tacos, traveling, teaching
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School English
High School Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to build confidence in the student and have them learn to think critically. I deem a student well-versed in a subject when they're able to teach it to me, and withstand all of my questions!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session with a student, I'd want to get to know them. The first session is for assessing what the student already knows, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to best connect with them -- if they're visual learners, or auditory, or respond well to xyz type of learning. That's the beauty of 1:1 tutoring; there's room to be specific on how to teach!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Helping a student become an independent learner is absolutely key in their education. Building a student's confidence and curiosity for a subject is paramount to their success later on. I'd want to inspire the student and show them resources outside of textbooks and boring school stuff, and make it relevant and interesting to their everyday lives.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I'd help a student stay motivated by helping them track their progress, as well as reminding them of what their ultimate goal is, and what that means for them. Sometimes the goal can be as silly as me wearing a sticker on my nose, or spending 10 minutes playing a game that the student enjoys. The little rewards are what keeps anybody, students included, going at full speed.