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Gagan K.

Davis, CA

$50/hour

A law graduate with a passion for teaching

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UCLA
History
UC Davis School of Law
J.D.

Education

UCLA (History)

UC Davis School of Law (J.D.)

About Gagan

I have always loved learning new things. My passion for education fueled my lifelong commitment to helping others discover how they can master subjects that they struggle with. As much as I love to challenge myself, my greatest joy lies in seeing a student challenge herself and succeed.

I began tutoring students when I was in high school. I focused on an eclectic group of subjects: French, Geometry, English. Eventually, I shifted my focus from tutoring to furthering my own education. Of course, I always found opportunities to do what I love - I always found ways to incorporate tutoring into study sessions with friends, developing and sharing studying techniques with peers, and challenging myself to ensure I gained the most from my education.

My greatest moment in tutoring came when a group of friends asked me to help them understand legal principles. Using a variety of methods, until I found one that spoke to every member of the group, I was able to help them understand the bigger picture behind the topics they were studying. I found that, sometimes, a small step back allows us to take a huge step forward. I hope to recreate that "aha!" moment for every student I tutor.

I grew up in a bilingual household, and I was forced to understand the complexities of language at an early age. My passion for English increased as I got older, peaked at the AP and Honors English classes I enrolled in, and led to my major selection at UCLA. In addition to the dozens of essays I wrote at UCLA, I also refined my essay writing skills in law school. As far as public speaking, I was a participant in a moot court competition, where I had to participate in over 20 practice rounds with a partner.

Mastering a subject is not easy. If you're doing it right, then you will actually never completely master it. It's a work in progress. The key is to have patience and have someone help you figure out how you like to learn. See what speaks to your rhetoric. Everyone is different, and unfortunately, schools may not always have the resources necessary to help you discover what makes you unique. That is where I can help. I would love to work with you, see what motivates you, and incorporate that into your study methods. You may not master a subject, but you'll do even better: you will grow and challenge yourself, and that will take you where you need to be.
I have always loved learning new things. My passion for education fueled my lifelong commitment to helping others discover how they can master subjects that they struggle with. As much as I love to challenge myself, my greatest joy lies in seeing a student challenge herself and succeed.

I began tutoring students when I was in high
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Davis, CA 95616
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, Political Science, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Criminal Justice

I studied criminal law and criminal procedure, scoring B+ and B- in strict grading curves (20% A's, 60% B's, and 20% C's). My detailed insight will allow me to help students on a more generalized level. I understand penal code laws that are specific to the state of CA, as well as those within other jurisdictions. Finally, I participated in a moot court competition which required detailed analysis of a penal code that was declared unconstitutional.

Public Speaking

While in law school, I enrolled in moot court. The class required us to develop persuasive arguments in short spans of time. We were also required to answer difficult questions, while keeping our arguments within the time limit. From there, my proctor advised me to try out for an outside competition and I wound up being selected for a competition at UCLA. The competition required me to practice at least 20 rounds in front of a "judge" (volunteer law student). Ultimately, at the competition, I faced three real judges or attorneys in every round. I have also completed a mock trial which required me to question witnesses and delivery opening and closing statements in a courtroom setup.

Earlier experiences with public speaking include debates in auditoriums, delivering presentations which were usually given a grade of A, at the worst, B+, and delivering speeches in class. Additionally, in law school, we were subject to the socratic method of teaching which requires us to answer questions when called on, explain case facts and decisions, and offer hypotheticals.

UCLA
History
UC Davis School of Law
J.D.

Education

UCLA (History)

UC Davis School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gagan will travel within 40 miles of Davis, CA 95616.