I first began to teach in September of 2007 at the Learning Support Services (LSS) of the University of California, Santa Cruz. I lead group tutoring sessions that consisted of groups of various sizes (4-50+students). I also tutored students individually.
In the Fall of 2008, on top of working as a tutor at LSS and being a full-time student, I was also an intern in the Cal-Teach Program. Cal-Teach is a program whose main goal is to increase the number and retention of new, highly qualified mathematics and science teachers in California. While participating in the Cal-Teach internship I helped students that were learning English (ESL) at a local high school in Santa Cruz.
Upon obtaining my B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics, I became a private tutor. As a private tutor I was exposed to students in various grade levels. I tutored students in elementary school, middle school, high school. I even had a student that had been out of school for more than 20 years.
While I was in graduate school I was a Teacher's Assistant for two years. In 2012 I received the Teacher's Assistant Award.
My various teaching experiences have taught me to communicate clearly and effectively with individuals differing in age, gender, ethnicity, educational and economic background. My main goal is not only to teach students new mathematical concepts but also help the students become independent thinkers.
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