I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at CSULB in 2006.
I trained privately with Rebecca S. and other well-known ballroom/Latin dance teachers in the Orange County/Los Angeles area and abroad. I was a member of USABDA ballroom dance association for several years. I dance at the gold level and teach silver. I have a variety of ballroom/Latin dance videos of my work that I can share with you.
I am not a professional chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I specialize in vegetarian and vegan cooking. I have been a vegetarian for several years and a vegan for only one year now. I have taught vegetarian cooking classes for kids at summer camps and community workshops over the past year - emphasizing creative and healthy food preparation.
After graduating from CSULB in 2006 with a BA in Cultural Anthropology, I took (and passed) the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) required of potential substitute teachers as well as students looking to get their teaching credential. I was at the time interested in being a substitute teacher, but the hours were not conducive to what I wanted to do. The CBEST covered what we were required to know as substitute teachers (for grades k-12) in the state of California.
Aloha! I am a published writer and the English word continues to be one of my greatest passions in life (next to dance and music). Tutoring English is always my favorite subject to tutor as it was always my forte throughout my educational career. I am very patient and bring an element of fun to all that I do. I look forward to meeting you!
I am a world champion dancer and international performer. I teach a variety of workshops on various world dance genres, which include general fitness exercises and nutrition.
Grammar is essential for successful reading, writing and speaking skills. It is the basis in which we communicate - regardless of the language - and an indicator of so many social and environmental situations. For example, we gives speeches with a very different grammar than when speaking to our peers about our favorite subjects. Slang and proper grammar are all appropriate at the right place and time. But it is in knowing HOW to use that grammar that makes us better speakers and communicators on all levels and all situations. I look forward to working with you! :)
Plant-based nutrition (vegetarian and vegan) is my forte. As cooking has always been a big part of my life, knowing what I put in all of my foods is important.
As far as nutrition, I am very knowledgeable, but only with plant-based nutrition. I have been a vegetarian for many years and a vegan for the past year. Having such a specific diet and lifestyle, to stay healthy, I had to learn many aspects (as well as a little chemistry) of nutrition.
Maintaining a balanced healthy vegetarian/vegan lifestyle does not work if you do not do the research (both on the foods/nutrients you need in your body and your own specific body's needs). It is important to know that every body is different, but we all require a lot of the same basic nutrition.
Figuring out "what works" as far as lifestyle, body type and nutritional needs is my forte. My sister has a degree in Nutrition, and I would read her books when we were both in college and question her about plant-based diets then compare it with my own research. You can never know too much when it comes to your health!
Though I am an advocate for eating less meat or even going vegan for health and ethical reasons, I am a great resource for even adopting "more" vegetarian meals (fruits and vegetables in your diet) along with trying out/flirting with less meat (ie Meatless Mondays, that a lot of omnivores are doing these days).
I do not have any degree in nutrition, but I am very knowledgeable about plant-based nutrition and a lot of the current studies out there (I'm a voracious reader) in relation to cancer, weight loss, detoxing, diabetes, etc.
Whatever your reason for adopting a more vegetarian/vegan diet, or even eating less meat, I can help make sure that you receive everything your body needs the natural way (through foods) to ensure optimal health and wellness.
I give world performance art educational programs at museums, schools and libraries on a regular basis. It includes performing and speaking for an hour at a time. I have also been invited as a speaker at various events and locations including: SBIFA dinners, the GTOC in Irvine, the International Student Association Annual Dinner, the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the Skirball Cultural Center (museum).
Reading is a door in which we have the opportunity to explore new worlds, understand the one we live in and improve our lives through the knowledge that never ends!
I greatly enjoy tutoring reading as I myself am a voracious reader and language arts/reading have always been my forte in my academic career.
Sometimes students lack the enthusiasm for reading and do not realize that it is the subject and subject matter that is difficult - not the reading itself. It is very important to recognize that reading is accessible to everyone (even it's enthusiasm!).
There is a book for everything under the sun (and above!). It is impossible to not find a book that matches a student's interests and hobbies. It is a good starting place for uninspired readers.
Very patient, upbeat and sensitive to the specific challenges students encounter with reading, I enjoy tutoring and bring an element of both creativity and fun to comprehension and success!
I have been dancing salsa since I was a young child. I've taught and performed here in the states (primarily California), Costa Rica, Brazil and India. I have a couple videos (one improvisation, the other choreography) of salsa performances I have done available.
Study skills are skills that are utilized in all of my tutoring sessions - how to remember information in groups as well as alone better, time management, priority lists, how to prioritize information for better studying, etc. As a researcher (which is heavily needed as a writer, presenter and producer of events) I am always studying new information in-between deadlines, other gigs/jobs and priorities. I bring an organized, low-stress study environment and perspective to students who need to focus and absorb (more importantly retain) all the information they are responsible for. In that respect, study skills (and the teaching of) come naturally.
As a published writer and a person who writes regularly for the simple joy of expression through the pen, the English language continues to be one of my great passions. This fervor for self-expression through the written word in such a tangible way (ink to paper) provides me with the ability to be an enthusiastic and patient tutor. Always creative and fun, I try my best to make these aspects of writing contagious ;)