I have had the opportunity to work with a broadrange of individuals, fromchildren to adults. For example, in the course ofteaching one semester (Sixth-grade) while at St. Helen's Catholic School (Southgate, CA) in theLos Angeles, California area, I had the opportunity to interact withchildren ofmanyethnic backgrounds. Later on Iworked for Professional Tutors of America asan Academic Tutor (Yorba Linda, CA). I was also employed by a local tutoring center, more specifically, The Enrichment Center II (La Habra, CA), to mentiona few of the positions whichI have held within the education sector. I am hoping to tutor abroad rangeof individuals.
It is my feeling, that one must offer a student choices, versus dictates or commandments, in terms of what they must or must not do, within the context of the learning environment. The student will thereby become more motivated to learn, his or her own, respective subject matter at hand. An instructor should anticipate great things from all of his students, irrespective of a student's talents and abilities. Each student should be treated as an individual, since each learner engages in learning, in his or her own, individual manner. A cookie-cutter approach to teaching, should be eschewed. Finally, learning should be deemed a lifelong pursuit; it should be my role as an academic tutor/educator, to ignite a greater measure of passion, for learning, within the hearts of my students, both present and future.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduate Degree: California State University-Los Angeles - Master of Arts, Music History, Literature, and Theory
I enjoy Philosophy [Ancient, Medieval, Continental to Modern], some areas of mathematics [e.g.- calculus], Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Spanish and French popular music, as well. I particularly like, the Science Fiction genre of literature [Arthur C. Clarke], to mention but a few of the genres which I have enjoyed! I have studied foreign languages such as: Spanish [Latin], Arabic, Russian, German and French [Portuguese], all of which I have enjoyed! I also love Japanese culture [Manga, Sci Fi films, music], since I have studied a few semesters of Japanese.