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Southwestern College (Psychology)
Hello my name is Juan and I am a 20 year old college student looking to make an impact to younger students as a tutor. I am a psychology major, but overall, a very well rounded student willing to be flexible to work with whoever requires a tutoring service. I am an honor roll student at Southwestern College, having received recognition for my academic excellence (honor roll confirmation letters, letters of recommendation, scholarship, etc.). As well as academic success, I am also active on my campus as a secretary officer for Psi Beta, an on-campus psychology organization that works in giving back to students and to the community. As a person I am deeply connected to the arts as a means of artistic expression through both visual, and in particular performing arts as I have performed around the nation as a drummer through Drum Corps International, a non-profit organization that allows young musicians to take part in competition through field shows. While I have accomplished a fair amount I pride myself in being able to offer a relaxed and friendly but productive approach with younger students. Hello my name is Juan and I am a 20 year old college student looking to make an impact to younger students as a tutor. I am a psychology major, but overall, a very well rounded student willing to be flexible to work with whoever requires a tutoring service. I am an honor roll student… Read more
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I am particular in the field of marching percussion as a battery technician. I made my start in high school as a snare drummer. My experience so far after graduating involves:
2012 WGI as a quad drummer for Cornerstone Percussion
2012-2013 Fall snare drummer for the SDSU Marching Aztecs under the teaching of Tohbias Juniel of Troopers, Blue Knights indoor and drum corps, and Cadets drum corps as well as other credentials
2013 Gold Drum and Bugle Corps snare drummer under the teaching of Pete Sapadin of Blue Devils drum corps, Cadets, RCC indoor, OCI indoor
While I don't have "formal" education, my life experience in my area of expertise as well as the people I have learned from make me well qualified as a knowledgeable instructor. My experience in teaching involve private lessons as well as volunteering at Olympian High School as an instructor.
As a successful student myself I understand what works and doesn't work in being able to not only memorize material but actually grasp and understand concepts, something that could be easily overlooked for the sake of just memorizing. As a psychology student with undergrad coursework throughout the different fields in particular, learning and behavioral psychology, I have come across different ideas and ways to implement study skills and repetition. If one way doesn't work, I am easily flexible in either moving on to another method, finding another method, or any other way that could be easily understood and work from there. I feel I am very articulate and can communicate ideas even in a very simple/rudimentary level for younger kids.
I have solid experience in my volunteer time at Wolf Canyon Elementary and Veterans Elementary as well as with my own younger siblings who are in elementary school. The best quality, however, I feel I should highlight the most is PATIENCE with a student. Losing patience could easily set a student to feel even more insecure about learning and as a tutor, one should always have a positive and considerate approach with a student.
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