I am a Summa Cum Laude ("with highest distinction") graduate of California State University, Sacramento. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a strong focus on research and academic writing. I am currently earning my Master of Social Work from Simmons University. During my time at CSU Sacramento, I tutored high school and college students from the Sacramento area, San Francisco Bay area, and Greater Los Angeles area. I supported high school students in their preparation for ACT/SAT English and writing exams. I helped my college students learn new writing styles, improve their understanding of APA/MLA formatting, and edit their papers for the highest grade possible. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most interested in Psychology, English, Writing, and Research Methods. In my experience, students who struggle with Standardized Testing tend to enjoy the learning process most when collaborating alongside me, instead of my teaching being imposed on them. I value my students' feedback, effort, and teamwork in creating lesson plans that work for them! I feel strongly that learning should be a fun, enriching process that engages students in critical thinking. I try my best to keep all of my tutoring lessons as entertaining and engaging as possible! It has been most rewarding to see my students' grades go from Cs and Ds to As and Bs. In my free time, I enjoy reading books on my Kindle, listening to true crime podcasts, going on road trips, and hanging out with my dogs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Sacramento - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Simmons College - Current Grad Student, Social Work
I love hiking, road trips, reading, true crime podcasts, and meditation. I enjoy reading tarot cards in my down time and re-watching the Harry Potter movies for the millionth time! If you love animals, you're in good company—I spend time with my dogs (Max and Ruby) and cat (Diana) as much as possible.
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Government
High School Level American History
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization