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An amateur artist most of my life, I have been using Adobe PhotoShop for as long as it has existed. I am currently using CS5 and have used most of the previous versions to date. While I have mostly used it for photo editing and manipulation in recent years, I have experience in digital painting, fractal art, coloring methods and layer work.
Apart from getting a degree in history, I have devoted a great deal of my academic studies on the subject. My specialization is in modern American history with a focus on politics and economics, with a good general knowledge of all the rest. I am particularly interested and well versed in American's place in world history and how the United States has interacted with other countries over the years.
A lifelong student of anthropology, I have studied both physical and cultural anthropology at the undergraduate level. I keep up with modern anthropological news and have an extensive knowledge of many cultures from my research in other areas. Professionally I tutored Anthropology at College Living Experience in Monterey, California.
I worked as a substitute teacher and para-professional in Special Education classrooms at the K-12 and post-secondary levels for several years. I also tutored developmentally disabled college students, mostly those with autism spectrum disorders, for one year at College Living Experience in Monterey, California. I am well acquainted with Asperger's, its symptoms and treatments, and have worked with many people who have Asperger's syndrome.
I worked for several years as a substitute teacher and para-professional in K-12 and post-secondary Special Education classrooms. I have interacted with autistic students of all levels, and am familiar with the symptoms and treatments for autism. As a tutor I have worked with developmentally disabled college students, primarily those with autism. I am confident in my abilities tutoring autistic students as well as those studying autism.
My master's degree in international policy included an extensive study of economics. I have studied macro, micro, international, and a great deal of development economics. I've never been that great with math, and studying economics was difficult in the beginning. However, I learned many tips and techniques that helped me succeed and may help me tutor others not so mathematically inclined.
I have several years experience at this grade level as a substitute teacher and para-professional in Special Education classes. The subject matter and teaching methods used were largely the same as those used in non-Special Ed classes, and most of the classes I worked in were at the K-6th level. I have a very strong background in general education and enjoy working with children.
I am highly proficient in the English language and have tutored English many times. My studies of English continued through graduate school and I have a professional level competency without a degree in English. In studying the root languages of English I also obtained a deep understanding of grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
I have a BA in Japanese language and social studies, and continued studying the language at the master's level. I lived in Japan for 1 year as part of a study abroad program and speak Japanese at the advanced level. During my studies I volunteered frequently to tutor students of beginning Japanese, and tutored professionally for College Living Experience in Monterey, California. For one semester I was also a TA in two Japanese high school classes, one of which was AP level, and taught several lessons myself.
As an operating system I have used most every version of Windows to date, and am currently using versions 7 and 8 on my own computers. As a technician at the CSU Monterey Bay Language Lab I was trained to operate and troubleshoot Windows machines, and trained others in turn. Professionally, I tutored basic Windows skills at College Living Experience in Monterey, California.
Not only did I study public speaking at the undergraduate level, but as a foreign language major I was trained to present in English, Spanish and Japanese by skilled public speakers. At graduate school I was giving speeches, presentations, and running classes several times a week. As someone who struggled with anxiety and stress over public speaking, I have learned many techniques for overcoming stage fright as well.
A third generation Mexican American, I started learning Spanish early on from my grandfather. I received an Associate's Degree in Spanish and continued studying at the BA level. I am an Intermediate-Advanced speaker of Spanish and have experience tutoring Spanish at the college level.
Professionally, I tutored several students in a class all about study skills at College Living Experience in Monterey, California. I helped developmentally disabled students learn how to organize, create specific and reasonable goals, and improve their grades by focusing on learning methods tailored to their strengths. I am very familiar with learning style inventories, study methods that revolve around the various styles, and how to utilize them to your advantage.