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Hello! My name is Alana and I'm very excited at the prospect of being your tutor. I am a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a focus in anthropology as well as the history of art and visual culture. During my time in school, I have worked as a tutor for numerous subjects, including English, algebra, chemistry, and ESL. In addition, I spent much of my free time facilitating peer counseling and discussion groups to help students understand themselves and to handle their stresses during school. I came to WyzAnt to expand my network in my new location. My goal is always to ensure the health and happiness of my students so that they can continue to grow and learn.
Every student is different and requires lessons that are specific to their learning styles. I find that being more open and experienced gives me an advantage when working with different needs. I have tutored children who respond best to learning math with physical objects, adults who want every new word and phrase looked up and written down, and of course, students who are reluctant to be tutored. For every student, there is a method and a motivation, and it is my goal to find and push that so that they can reach their full potential. I hope to help each student learn to enjoy the process of learning and to inspire them to grow.
Growing up bilingual, I understand the struggles of maintaining two languages at a fluent level. It also gives me a strong base to connect to my students with. In my spare time, I have been volunteering with the Partners in Reading program at the San Jose library working as a personal English tutor to improve all the various aspects of English, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and word choice. Teaching English to speakers of other languages requires a different approach than teaching English to native speakers, and I find that my experience with non-English speakers has greatly strengthened my ability to see and solve the problems that many ESL students have.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I wish you and yours the best of luck.
Very Good Teacher — She is a very excellent teacher for my child. Alana is patient and my child felt at ease with her style of teaching. ...
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