I received my B.A. in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, from the University of Southern California in 2010.
I have tutored over 15 students from elementary school to college level for a total of over 250 hours. With my students I have focused on everything from improving reading skills, developing writing abilities, and working on pronunciation and comprehension. My intent is to customize each session to each student's unique needs, and slowly build their skills and confidence in any areas in which they are struggling.
For younger students I tend to provide homework help during my sessions as well as supplemental educational activities and assignments to continue their development.
For any student specifically looking for writing help, my sessions can cover everything from researching a topic, organizing an essay, developing a thesis, strengthening an argument, proofreading for syntax, and revising a paper.
While I was in college I participated in the Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP) and the La Curacao Academic Achievement Program (LCAAP), both of which allowed me to develop curricula to teach high school students.
Additionally, I volunteered with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) — a non-profit that offers after school programs to students in downtown Los Angeles. While at HOLA I mentored a high school senior through the college application process, which included a significant amount of time brainstorming, outlining, drafting, reviewing and finalizing her personal statement.
At HOLA I also taught poetry and cooking courses. Through these courses I've learned how to develop a successful curriculum, and how to work with various learning styles.
Most recently I've volunteered with Reading to Kids—a non-profit that organizes monthly reading clubs at various LAUSD elementary schools. With Reading to Kids I've worked with students from kindergarten through 6th grade on improving their reading skills, increasing their reading comprehension, and expanding their vocabulary.
It is with these teaching and mentoring experiences, the knowledge I've gained through my studies, and a sincere care for my students that I hope to help you reach your goals.
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