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My passion is teaching and helping students discover the pleasures of learning.
I am resident of Berkeley, graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and have worked as a tutor since high school. My specialties are Algebra, Geometry, Biology, US History, Spanish, and Geography.
My students range from middle school through high school. I have successfully worked with students with various learning challenges and gear my teaching strategies towards individual students.
I have developed a unique holistic style, pulling from my studies in compassionate communication from the Esalen Institute, which focuses on active listening and awareness of an individual’s feelings and needs.
I creatively approach each subject and student. I am patient and playful. I strive to make learning fun and enjoyable.
I began tutoring Algebra 2 in high school. I spent a semester tutoring Algebra and Geometry with the Sylvan Learning Center in Piedmont. I led after-school Algebra and Geometry tutoring at a local high school.
I completed AP History in high school. I took many history classes in college. I tutored a semester of US History to a student in Piedmont. The students find it helpful to have someone to discuss historical events and repetition to memorize dates.
I have tutored high school Biology for the past two years. I plan on tutoring Biology one more year and then plan on earning my teaching credential to teach high school biology.
I am passionate about teaching geography. I graduated with a BA in Geography from UCSB. I love teaching students about human and physical geography.
I began tutoring Algebra 2 in high school. I spent a semester tutoring Algebra and Geometry with the Sylvan Learning Center in Piedmont. I led after-school Algebra and Geometry tutoring at Oakland Tech.
I have 14 years of experience playing guitar and have recorded 6 albums of original music. I am knowledgeable in music theory and took several music theory classes in college.
I am patient and an experienced teacher who enjoys sharing my love of music.
I teach folk, blues, pop, and rock guitar.
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