I tutor because I'm passionate about helping kids and adults fall in love with learning. I was homeschooled until grade 8, completed high school at age 16 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado with a BA in Psychology (concentration in Chemistry/Neuroscience).
My passion for education is due in large part to my parents' encouragement and detailed attention to my academic needs and personal interests. I also had some very supportive tutors/mentors. Early in my college career I worked for the University's community outreach program, in which I successfully administered an experimental reading curriculum to special needs 3rd graders. Test scores improved dramatically, but the best part was watching the kids' confidence swell along with their vocabularies.
During my senior year I was honored to be offered a co-teaching position by CU's Psychology Department. This means that while I was still an undergrad I was co-teaching an undergraduate course, a distinction very few have earned over the entire history of the University. I don't take that lightly!
Although I have met my pre-med requirements, I chose to hold off on medical school and instead pursue my passions for writing and education. I adore the students I have had the privilege of working with since moving to Los Angeles, which currently include a dyslexic first grader, an AP 9th grader, and a freshman in college. I have proven strengths in English, math and science, including 1,100+ hours advanced training in biology, anatomy and physiology.
Last year I earned a certificate in Academic Management from UCLA Graduate Extension, which has pushed the level of support I'm able to offer my students far beyond just basic tutoring. As an Academic Manager, I view each student within the context of their entire education and take a hands-on approach to organization, time management, and proactively making studying a more fun, consistently engaging process. It's especially rewarding making a difference in the lives students who face demanding, sometimes overwhelming schedules. My job is to ease the burden, every step of the way.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to working with you and your family!
"I cannot recommend Bethany highly enough. My daughter was struggling with her grade requirements and tests... with Bethany's help she is flourishing. She has a gentle way of helping my daughter learn as well as keep her focused and on track when she is tired after a long school day. Bethany's tutoring help is such a great asset to my daughter's education. And we are fortunate to have such a reliable and caring person come into our lives." -Julianna B.
"Bethany is an excellent communicator, always exploring creative ways to engage her students. She is persistent and a problem solver-- never one to shrink from a challenge!" -Jennifer H.
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