With MS and MA degrees, twelve years teaching and curriculum development experience, and an extensive formal writing
and public speaking
background, I enthusiastically approach the learning needs of any motivated student. I hope to instill a love of learning in my students as well as help you all to master your targeted subjects.
As a teaching assistant at UC Davis, I tutored students towards approaching new subject material and breaking down barriers to organizing and tackling major papers. As a first grade
teacher, I coordinated with parents to guide students through an accelerated reading
program, and incorporated social studies
and life sciences into the curriculum using maps, songs, stories, pictures, and manipulative objects. I created a tutorial program for a student with Asperger’s Syndrome using a series of Integrated Thematic Units. In summary, I will be creative about working with my students to find their best way to overcome challenges to learning.
I particularly enjoy working with students on essay
writing and forming foundations for learning subjects that are new and very difficult for the individual. I can guide students through standardized test preparation
, creating major papers, and becoming comfortable with mathematics
. I received training to teach beginner Spanish
through the Total Physical Response method. I have used a wide variety of approaches in a positive and supportive learning environment to teach English
as a second language
. My intervention students realized significant raises in English levels.
UC Davis graduate: MA in geography
with a 3.9 GPA, an anthropology
minor and bilingual teaching certificate.
University of Florida: MS Agronomy
93rd percentile on the verbal GRE
Six years, living, working, and studying internationally.
Fluent Spanish speaker
Trained in public speaking through Toastmasters, International; former Davis Chapter President