I am an avid surfer, writer, and photographer, and each of my passions is built on patience and dedication.
I bring the same patience, dedication and creative energy to tutoring as I do to my own creative endeavors. I also firmly believe that learning is a two-way street, and I get as much from working with my students as they do from me.
I have worked in a wide variety of school settings, from grade school to community college and university level, and have found something special about each environment. For example, working at the community college gave me the opportunity to tutor students from diverse cultural and age backgrounds in writing and general college success strategies, and to help facilitate teaching strategy sessions with my fellow tutors. I also worked as a Peer Mentor and Writing Coach at my college, UCSC, where I helped students write university level essays on a variety of subjects that were outside of my major. I used my knowledge of Spanish grammar structures to help Spanish- speaking students better understand English grammar, and I assisted students with time management and organization skills. I have also worked with students at the grade school level, both individually and in small groups in a multi-age classroom, where it was essential to tailor the way I worked with students to suit their individual learning needs and developmental levels.
One of my favorite things about tutoring is helping people to overcome learning blocks and build self-confidence in order to become successful students; let me help you unlock your inner potential and become a master student!
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