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Tiana L.

Santa Barbara, CA

$55/hr

Tiana - Psychology & Writing Tutor - Masters in Psych Student

Background check passed as of 2/24/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Tiana - Psychology & Writing Tutor - Masters in Psych Student

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About me: I am currently completing my Masters in Clinical Psychology and have my BA from Pomona College (the nation's #2 college, based on Forbes 2013 rankings). I have always been a straight A student and know what it takes to help other students succeed. My specialties are in psychology and writing. I have hands-on experience with one-on-one teaching both in the states and internationally (Cambodia and Indonesia). My SAT scores were 760 in Math and 750 in the Verbal portion for a total of 1510 (out of 1600, pre-2005).

My tutoring philosophy: I take a very personalized approach to tutoring. Everyone learns in their own way and I work to understand the student's preferred learning style and pace to best support their studies. I believe the tutoring relationship - student, tutor, and parent, where present) is the key to academic success. I work toward creating a relationship where the student and parents are comfortable to let me know when something is not clicking or when a different approach might work best. I am very adaptable and welcome and incorporate student and parent feedback. I am a gentle person, by nature, which I find serves the learning environment nicely for most students. Some students do need a more aggressive tutor though and I would gladly help point you toward another tutor in that case.

I greatly look forward to working with you!

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Study Skills

I have my B.A. from Pomona College, (which Forbes ranked as the #2 college nationally in 2013). I received all A's and B's while at Pomona despite full course loads all semesters, a job at the career development office and being a member of the ballroom dance team. Learning essential study skills was a must and I have since passed these on to several other students. I have since fine-tuned my study skills in two David Allen "Getting Things Done" seminars. David Allen is one of today's thought-leaders in productivity. Main lessons I will teach include breaking larger projects into smaller, more manageable pieces, techniques for memory, such as using mnemonics, time management, minimizing distractions while studying, the 80/20 rule, and healthy lifestyle changes that can support good study habits (e.g. sleep, nutrition, and exercise).

Pomona College
Media Studies
Antioch University
Enrolled

Education

Pomona College (Media Studies)

Antioch University (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tiana will travel within 10 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93109.


About Tiana

About me: I am currently completing my Masters in Clinical Psychology and have my BA from Pomona College (the nation's #2 college, based on Forbes 2013 rankings). I have always been a straight A student and know what it takes to help other students succeed. My specialties are in psychology and writing. I have hands-on experience with one-on-one teaching both in the states and internationally (Cambodia and Indonesia). My SAT scores were 760 in Math and 750 in the Verbal portion for a total of 1510 (out of 1600, pre-2005).

My tutoring philosophy: I take a very personalized approach to tutoring. Everyone learns in their own way and I work to understand the student's preferred learning style and pace to best support their studies. I believe the tutoring relationship - student, tutor, and parent, where present) is the key to academic success. I work toward creating a relationship where the student and parents are comfortable to let me know when something is not clicking or when a different approach might work best. I am very adaptable and welcome and incorporate student and parent feedback. I am a gentle person, by nature, which I find serves the learning environment nicely for most students. Some students do need a more aggressive tutor though and I would gladly help point you toward another tutor in that case.

I greatly look forward to working with you!

Education

Pomona College
Media Studies
Antioch University
Enrolled

Education

Pomona College (Media Studies)

Antioch University (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Tiana’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Tiana L.

Tiana L. passed a background check on 2/24/14. The check was ordered by Tiana through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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