Hello there! I'm Carlos. Let me tell you a little bit about my education, experience, and tutoring philosophy
NOTE: If my rates are too expensive, let me know and I'll be glad to work something out with you.
I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a dual degree--a bachelor's in English
and American literature
and a bachelor's in computer science
, with minors in Spanish
, religious studies, and mathematics
--and a 4.0 GPA for both majors and a cumulative GPA of 3.92. I have been exposed to and have a good grasp of many diverse subjects such as English and Spanish composition and grammar
, business writing
, rhetoric, physics
, and much more! I am also bilingual in English and Spanish.
I was a writing tutor at the UTEP University Writing Center for over two years, and was fortunate enough to win the Tutor of the Year award for 2011-2012. I've helped students (individually and in groups) with every stage of the writing process and with presentations, conducting research, resumes, letters, personal statements, theses, dissertations, and assignments from virtually every academic field. I'm very familiar with formatting styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) and have helped many ESOL
students write in standard English. Additionally, I've have given lectures on grammar and composition to college freshmen and do online tutoring as well.
As for my tutoring method, I try to be quick but thorough, emphasize both theory and practice, and use a personalized approach for each student. Normally my sessions are about an hour, although it depends on how much help the student requires. I do recognize that each student has different needs, so I adapt my methods to match my student. I also tend to use a laptop, so an Internet
connection is often very helpful, particularly for directing students to relevant resources. I walk students through with whatever they need help on, step by step if necessary, making sure that they understand everything to bring them one step closer to mastery. I try to make sure that students have a solid conceptual grasp of the theory behind the subject in addition to teaching them the best possible practice. My ultimate goal is for students to understand the subject well enough so that they no longer need my help.
So whether you need help with basic or advanced math
, physics, reading
, writing, English, ESL
, or any other subject I've listed, fret not--I can assist you!
In addition, if you need help with any kind of editing or formatting, I took a document design class and have helped many students revise, edit, and proofread theses, dissertations, and other publications, so don't hesitate to contact me.