I received my B.A. in Philosophy (Magna cum Laude) from UC Santa Cruz in 2009, my Florida State Professional Educator's certificate for grades 6-12 Social Studies in 2015 and I am currently working towards an M.Ed in Learning & Teaching with the Open University, UK. I really believe distance & online learning are so important for helping all people succeed in their education, and the Open University is certainly an innovative institution in this regard; my experience studying there is partly what inspired me to start tutoring online!
I have taught full-time for the past 9 years, with the past 4 as a grades 6-10 social studies teacher. I have tutored both K-12 students and adults in the past in addition to my full-time teaching experience. I have experience teaching & tutoring social studies (history, geography, economics) up to high school level, writing & composition up to college level, and ESL for both children and adults. I can also help you prepare for exams such as the SAT/ACT, GRE, and the FTCE (Florida teacher credentialing exams).
My teaching & tutoring style is mainly focused on building students' capacity to acquire knowledge & skills independently - to 'work myself out of a job' basically! I believe that success for you is being able to teach yourself new things and find the knowledge you need on your own.
Outside of education, my interests are cooking, camping & the outdoors, surfing & snowboarding. I also own a motorbike like any good Vietnamese expat, and I enjoy taking long rides outside HCMC when I have the time.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Cruz - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: The Open University UK - Masters in Education, Education
SAT Verbal: 740
surfing, snowboarding, camping, traveling
College Level American History
College World History
Florida EOC Assessment Prep
FTCE - Florida Teacher Certification Examinations
GED Social Studies
High School Economics
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing