I am a current student at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. I major in sociology, for which I won the department prize in May 2013, along with the Jose Mayen Scholarship. This year I was accepted as a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the junior college honors society. Since October 2012, I have worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula as a 1-on-1 and group tutor, as well as in an administrative capacity.
Academically, I have excelled in many subjects across a wide swath of time. As a high school junior, I received the class prize in United States history, the next year I received the social studies book award. I was a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar, and graduated with Dean's Honors.
As a current student, I still relate to the struggles of those having issues in whatever stage they are at. I have overcome nonverbal learning disorder, as well as social anxiety to become a talented public speaker. School is awkward- as it involves not just the academic side but growing up and learning to live with both your parents and peers. Thus school problems are complex and require finding latent passions and figuring out what is a true problem and what is just an effect of that problem. Breaking down a complex math problem, there are not many cases where a student does not know any steps towards solving it- it is usually one or two key ones. By narrowing focus, you can take a student that is "bad at writing" or "bad at history" and realize it is not nearly that dire. It is solvable.
For adults looking to improve their English for professional or social purposes, I would love to help. Going back to being editor-in-chief of a newspaper with a large foreign exchange staff, I have experience and enjoy helping non-native speakers work on their writing and presentation skills.
My hours are fairly open- with a few exceptions, I am available after school Mon-Fri.
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