I work for another very prestigious tutoring company that hires less than 2% of tutors who make it to their 2nd-round interviews. I offer a very high-level of tutoring that is far more comprehensive than what most tutors offer. In addition to my English
degree from U.C
. Berkeley, I am also close to completing my master's degree in Psychology
from Santa Clara University. My dual background in English and Psychology allows me to address the two equally important areas of both content and process. Content refers to writing
-specific skills, such as thesis statements, sentence structure, transitions, and essay organization
. Process refers to the mental process that goes on in a student's mind while they are writing an essay, taking a test, reading
or doing homework. These are two equally important areas and most tutors, lacking an education in psychology, are not able to address the student's internal process. Process impacts many vital areas, such as motivation and concentration, which are a essential to a student's success.
In addition to my education in writing, reading, and psychology, I also went through a formal tutor training program. I specialize in students in junior high, high school, and college, but I also work with younger students and adults, as well. I have a lot of experience with students with ADD/ADHD
and learning disabilities. I particularly enjoy tailoring my teaching style to suit each unique individual. My motto is "Whatever it takes!" If it's humor that's needed, we'll use humor. If it's strict discipline and accountability for assignments that's needed, we'll do that. Everyone learns and thrives in different ways and for different reasons. My aim is to find what makes you or your child tick and expand on those strengths to help achieve your goals.
Although I majored in English literature
in my undergraduate studies, I can relate to those who struggle with reading and writing. In 8th grade I had a terrible English teacher and went on to high school completely unprepared. Fortunately, my 9th grade English teacher was amazing and changed my world. I started the year with the lowest grade in the class for the first paper. I ended the year with an A and a love of English literature. I have been incredibly privileged to have had a number of gifted teachers and tutors in my life, and I strive to give this same gift to others. I would be honored to help you or your child with any kind of reading or writing need. I also tutor other writing-based subjects, such as history
. Additionally, I offer tutoring for study skills
, test-taking strategies, organization, and time management