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My name is Ciani Sparks. I am a 23 year old female graduate student at San Diego State University. I am studying Biostatistics and hope to obtain a job in the biotechnology industry by the time I graduate in 2015. I received my undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for Mathematics and Biotechnology. I started tutoring middle school kids when I was 16 years old in different math and science classes. I have always loved working with children to improve their knowledge and comprehension. Although being a teacher never really appealed to me, I still enjoy working with kids, especially one on one. I have tutored multiple subjects including: algebra, precalculus, geometry, basic statistics, and elementary school subjects.
This past June I traveled to South Africa to volunteer in a school with less fortunate children. I was volunteering with a program called One Heart Source, and for a month I worked with 3rd and 4th grade students on their English and math skills. Some students knew had to read while other students did not even know the alphabet. This was a huge challenge for me because I had to figure out how to connect with all the children in such a short amount of time. I learned a lot about teaching and how to work with children at different skill levels and ages. I had an amazing time and it really made me appreciate the education I received when I was a child. Now that I am back in school and have some free time, I would like to continue to help children with their education because I think it is one of the most valuable opportunities our society has.
I tutored 6th graders at Laguna Middle school for 4 months when I was a freshman in college. I also volunteered in South Africa and tutored 3rd and 4th grade students in english and math for one month. I like to tutor children using hands-on methods such as chalk boards, card games, or other activities to help them memorize vocab words or multiplication answers.
Great tutor! — Ciani has been tutoring my daughter in Algebra 2 for the past few weeks and we've been very happy. She's very patient and easy to understand, my daughter is very comfortable with her. We're very happy to have found her through WyzAnt! ...
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