Though currently carrying a 4.0 GPA, I wasn't always a good student. As someone who has seen the high costs of high school slacking and made a full recovery in my college career, I can offer key perspective to students who aren't living up to their potentials. I know what it takes to get it together, and can help them get there without seeming patronizing because I know exactly what it's like to be in their shoes.
Most of my students are remedial, but I also love working with gifted and talented students, either finding ways to engage them in day-to-day schoolwork or helping to provide an extra challenge.
My introduction to tutoring was through my first college in Las Vegas, in their peer tutoring program. At the time I was exploring a number of different majors, and took classes from Fencing to French
to Middle Eastern Dance. I continued tutoring as I moved to Southern California and eventually went back to school, first for Psychology
and then for Bioengineering. Over my various schools and majors, I've studied a broad range of subjects, including six languages (currently I'm working on Arabic
). My plan is to move from a degree in bioengineering into medical school, and I'm considering becoming a surgeon.
My most-requested subjects are test preps, mainly ASVAB
, and GED
. I've also done quite a bit of high-school math
, and K-12 reading
. I'm a patient but enthusiastic tutor, providing a gently structured environment for students to thrive. I love teaching, and I do my best to engage students' natural curiosity in whatever subject I'm presenting. At the heart of my approach is fostering vital student skills which will help the student move on from my tutelage a more confident and independent scholar.
In addition to traditional face-to-face tutoring, I also offer scheduled and as-needed remote tutoring at a reduced hourly rate. This can be a great option for students who need less oversight, are located outside my travel area, or have a smaller budget. Email
me for more information about this approach.
24 hours notice required
Default rate applies to lessons within my area. For students outside my area, travel consideration may apply.
Travels within 20 miles of Riverside, CA 92507
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I have two students who are just about ready to take the ASVAB, finishing up their prep courses with me and on to bigger and better things. The shutdown delayed things for many recruits, but things are back to normal now! Having these two phase out also
means I have space in my schedule again. I'm now taking new students Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning/early afternoon.
I've heard this sentiment over and over--sometimes from students, and sometimes, I'll admit, in my own head.
Last night, I was working on my own math homework, and there was one problem I just couldn't get my head around. I read the book, looked back at my class notes, and even sat down with a tutor for a while, and still, when I tried a new problem of the same type
on my own, it just...
My last session with a student is always exciting. When Colton came to me, he'd taken the ASVAB a couple times, scoring below the minimum of 30 each time. After some hard work and preparation, Colton's practice ASVAB score is up above 60, and tomorrow morning
he goes to take the full-length test. When he passes, his career as a sailor will finally begin. Colton's been working hard for months,...