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Briana T.

Stanford University graduate - multi-subject experienced tutor/teacher

New Smyrna Beach, FL (32170)

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I am a recent graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish. As a pre-med student, I have taken a variety of courses (especially science) and am able to be a great help to students in need! I absolutely love learning and I believe that education holds the keys to success in life. As a student who has overcome dyslexia, I can provide a valuable insight and understanding for students struggling with various learning disabilities. I understand that each person learns differently and any subject can be conquered with the right strategies and encouragement. I am ready and willing to adapt to the needs of each student and help him/her to reach specific goals.

I've been tutoring my peers for years and have great experience working with the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford and with Cardinal Education in Palo Alto, CA. Before moving to Florida I was an assistant middle school teacher in Mountain View, CA.

Growing up in Southern California, near the US-Mexico border, exposed me to Spanish and the Spanish speaking culture at an early age. I started learning Spanish as a child and continued formally studying the language up to the university level at Stanford. I’ve lived in Madrid, Spain and am fully fluent in Spanish to provide both classroom and conversational assistance. I have a unique perspective given that I am not a native speaker, yet I’ve been around Spanish all of my life.

I look forward to speaking with you and working together to reach academic success! I am able to tutor students of all ages and levels.

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Briana’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Career Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Psychology, Sociology
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Career Development

At Stanford University I worked at the Center for Teaching and Learning and spent a considerable amount of time at the Career Development Center. In addition to tutoring, my duties included assisting students to find their chosen career path based on their talents, hobbies and skills.

I also worked as a peer mentor at Stanford University. As part of my job, I assisted students with class mentoring, résumé building and provided guidance in choosing a college major and future career. I've been exposed to numerous fields and can help you to take the correct steps in finding the career of your dreams.

College Counseling

I served as a peer mentor at Stanford for two years and mentored several high school students. If you're a college student needing help planning your course schedule or need advice navigating through the system I'd love to help!

If you're in high school preparing for college, I have a surplus of experience to be of assistance. In 2007 I was admitted to all undergraduate schools that I applied to including Ivy League Universities and the top 10 undergraduate colleges in the US. I'm an expert at the application process and can help you create a fantastic admissions package.


As a college student at Stanford, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. To overcome this learning disability I went through extensive neuropsychological training at both the University of California, San Diego and Stanford University to learn the brain process of dyslexia and how to beat this challenge.

Since l have learned how to navigate through this learning disability, I have become an advocate for the condition and thoroughly enjoy tutoring students and helping them to overcome it as I did. I have years of tutoring experience both working for Stanford University and Cardinal Education (Palo Alto, CA) assisting students with learning disabilities and specifically dyslexia. Being dyslexic does not put a student at a disadvantage, it only means the student thinks and experiences learning in a different way. Once a student is able to find the correct strategies for their particular situation, they can achieve great success.

I graduated from Stanford University with a very strong academic record and am definitely qualified to help a student struggling with dyslexia. I have specific note taking strategies, reading tips and study methods that have proven to improve grades in all subjects. As the saying goes, "It take one to know one" and being a dyslexic students places me in a unique position to relate to another dyslexic student and make a break through in their education.

Elementary (K-6th)

My education includes graduating from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish. Throughout my education, I've thoroughly enjoyed tutoring and working with younger children. At Stanford I volunteered with several organizations tutoring elementary school children in math, science, reading and writing.

After graduating from Stanford, I worked with the Palo Alto Unified School District where I taught elementary and middle school education. I've run a small childcare business and have the patience and experience to help elementary students of all ages.


Genetics is one of my favorite subjects! As a Human Biology major at Stanford I studied many aspects of genetics and am excited to help you learn the aspects of this interesting field. I completed all of my genetics courses at the top of my class and was able to assist other students in the laboratory. My laboratory experience includes, but is not limited to, a year long study of fruit flies analyzing the genotypes and phenotypes of several generations of flies. I also worked at Stanford University studying the genetics of a neurodegenerative disease.

At Stanford I excelled at both lab experiments and classroom lectures featuring genetics. If you need help with natural selection and evolution, Mendelian and classical genetics, molecular genetics, inheritance, DNA and chromosomes, reproduction, genetic code or anything else feel free to contact me!

Public Speaking

While at Stanford University I took years of public speaking training. I have won two regional prizes in public speaking and speech writing with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a renown national organization supporting academic achievement.

I've also been instructed by members of the Spokesman Club and learned the art of stirring people to action with speeches. Public Speaking comes natural to me and assists greatly with interview training, which I am also experienced in tutoring.


As a Human Biology major in college, half of my core curriculum was sociology based and my concentration places an emphasis on humanity and human behaviors. I've taken many courses in sociology and received A's.

I'm experienced in the different aspects of this field and am able to help with conceptual understanding or provide guidance on specific assignments. All of my students whom I've tutored in sociology finished their courses with exceptional grades.

Special Needs

Since 2004 I've been an active member of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers that attempt to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a Best Buddy member I've spent years mentoring and creating a long lasting bond with special needs students in Southern and Northern California.

With Best Buddies, I've participated with cooking activities, marathon walking and completing homework. I'm accustomed to working with special needs students and enjoy spending time with them. Through my experience I have assisted special needs students with classroom education, schoolwork and life/home skill development. I'm a very caring and considerate person with patience and understanding to be of great assistance.

One of my close family members has special needs and I've assisted with mainstreaming him within the community. This has taught me the empathy and understanding needed to be a great tutor. The mind of a special needs individual is amazing and I enjoy not only teaching them, but learning from them as well.

Study Skills

All throughout my education I have been an excellent note taker and exhibit profound study skills that have resulted in being in the top 5% of high school students in California during 2004-2007.

As a dyslexic student, I had to learn how to study efficiently and effectively in order to succeed. I had extensive neuropsychological training at both the University of California, San Diego and Stanford University to learn the brain process of dyslexia and how to beat this challenge (especially with improved study skills).

While at Stanford I worked with the Center for Teaching and Learning and specifically tutored students to improve their study skills and academic habits. As a learning specialist, I worked one-on-one with several students to assist in providing the tools to become a better student and comprehend course material.

After graduating from Stanford, I worked with Cardinal Education (Palo Alto, CA) where I helped several students specifically with study skills improvement. All of my students I have tutored have improved their grades by at least one letter grade.

I know several strategies in note taking (through reading and lectures), textbook reading, homework strategies and general academic support to be of great help to students.

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Stanford University (Human Biology)

Knowledgeable Teacher in Many Areas! My daughter continues to work with Briana. She is happy and excited after each lesson. Briana is a natural teacher, making the lessons seem very easy and natural. She is also knowledgeable in so many areas which is a plus! We hired Briana to help with Spanish, but she is now also helping my daughter with her college applications. We feel very lucky to have found her and would highly recommend her! ...

— Sheila from Daytona Beach, FL on 11/7/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

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Briana will travel within 30 miles of New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.

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