I work with undergraduate, nontraditional, and graduate students, as well as high school students looking ahead to college. My expertise is in the English language arts--writing, oral presentations, literature, or anything else that has to do with words. As a high school student in Houston, I earned an IB diploma. As a college student at UC-Berkeley, I wrote an honors thesis on William Butler Yeats.
My professional background includes 6 years of teaching and tutoring in higher education. I have helped students learn both academic and creative writing at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Philadelphia University. I am also well-versed in the art of tutoring as a discipline from 3 years of managing the peer tutoring program at Philadelphia University. I developed a training curriculum for tutors who specialized in all content areas, and I worked individually with students of all ages to develop good academic skills. I've helped first-year design students figure out how to manage the hours upon hours of work they have to complete, and I've helped graduate students learn how to digest huge amounts of technical information in short periods of time.
Tutoring sessions with me usually begin with informal conversation. It's important that I get to know the student, and that together we quickly identify the challenges the student is having. From there, I guide the student through a structured learning process, teaching them to think not just about "what" they are learning, but "how" they are learning.
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