I am a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with my degree in English. I am currently in the process of researching and applying to Masters and Ph.D programs and am looking for some part time work as a tutor. I suppose this is a good time to brag about my grades: 3.9 GPA, Magna Cum Laude, and member of the Golden Key and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies. But before that, I was a struggling high school kid just like anyone else. The journey I went through to raise my academic performance has given me the insight and experience to teach others to do the same.
I am especially proficient in teaching elements of literature (such as close reading and rhetorical devices), as well as paper writing (grammar, syntax, flow, etc). Furthermore, I believe that reading and understanding literature benefit one in a way that transcends academia; it cultivates the ability to see situations from multiple perspectives, instills a sense of empathy, forces one to be attentive to all the details, and expands the mind and opens the eyes. The ability to draw conclusions about the literature and articulate them in writing directly correlates to the development of an effective and eloquent communicator.
I am also a classically trained ballet dancer. I grew up dancing at Ballet San Jose, then finished my training at Anaheim Ballet. I currently teach and dance with local companies such as Anaheim Ballet, Pasadena Dance Theatre, and Kenneth Walker Dance Project.
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