I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Davis in December of 2010, with a degree in Medieval Studies and a minor in History. However, I have tutored both these and several other subjects with students from the ages of 9 to 22. I hope to instill a passion for learning, and have delivered results with every one of my students.
With several years in the AVID program, I have experienced tutorial sessions of many kinds. I have picked out the most effective parts of each of the methods I have seen, and wish to use them to enhance the education of any student I work with. I rarely answer a student directly, preferring to lead them with questions back through their own mind, until they come upon the answer. When this is not possible, I walk them through the process step by step, then return to the beginning and have them show me the steps, as to be assured that they understood what happened.
I have experience with tutoring groups of students, up to six or seven at a time, but have also spent many hours working one on one with students. Though I took few math courses in college, I am highly skilled in High School math, and find it to be on of the easier subjects to tutor. My collegiate background is in Medieval European History, though through that I have become a skilled researcher and writer, with the ability to pass along those same skills.
I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree from San Jose State University, and as such have classes a few nights a week, but often my days are free for any type of tutoring. While this requires me to spend many hours reading and studying, I also feel that it gives me the experience necessary to work with students in a more professional setting.
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