I'm Keyanay Colvin. I'm a first generation college graduate and first in my family to pursue graduate school. Being first generation means that I've learned not to take my educational resources for granted and to persist, no matter what. This persistence is what I bring to my teaching style when working with students. We learn from our failures and start from simple concepts to build our way to mastery. Because I've worked with senior citizens as well as students, I'm a big fan of using mixed media resources like videos, cards, and kinetic methods to teach concepts like math and writing skills. People remember 90% of what they do and say.
I'm a Master's student whose had to do quite a lot of writing throughout her educational career, from essays to the research thesis. I've worked with all kinds of students from the gifted and precocious to the nervous and unsure. With all of my students, patience and persistence above all else has been crucial to my practice.
Currently, as an MPH student, I'm receiving formal training in community health education program development, implementation, and evaluation. In addition through my internships in the health programs field, I work to bridge the health literacy gap on a community level by helping plan and implement health programs and health promotion campaigns.
Outside of tutoring and my academics, I love archery and video games although I'm not good at either of them...yet. Persistence is key.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Scripps College - Bachelor in Arts, Science, Technology, and Society
Graduate Degree: California State University-Long Beach - Master in Public Health, Community Health and Preventive Medicine
GRE Analytical Writing: 4.5
Archery, coding, cooking, hiking, volunteering at animal shelters, book fairs, book clubs, fantasy/scifi, comics
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization