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University of California, Santa Cruz (Latino Studies)
University of California, Hastings (J.D.)
Hello, my name is Gabe E. I graduated cum laude with a B.A. from UC, Santa Cruz in June of 2009 in Latin American and Latino Studies, and from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in May. I am also fluent in Spanish and I have had years of experience as a writing, Spanish, and English tutor, and with students of various ages and walks of life. I began by serving as a volunteer tutor/mentor for elementary schools in Healdsburg Unified School District, and later worked with students in San Mateo County during my undergraduate education for over a year. While the majority of my tutoring experience has been with elementary and middle school students, I have also had the opportunity to work as a writing tutor for an upper division Latin American Studies course at University of California- Santa Cruz. I provided students with feedback on the grammar and content of their essays, all part of a 2 unit writing lab. I am more than happy to assist in essay writing in both English and Spanish, general Spanish tutoring (conversational and or written), as well as general English tutoring for those who do not yet have a mastery of the English language (also conversational and or written). My hourly rate is $45 per hour and I also offer group discounts. My availability is flexible and I am able to work for up to 2 hours at a time. I can travel up to 15 miles from my address in West Hollywood, CA. Hello, my name is Gabe E. I graduated cum laude with a B.A. from UC, Santa Cruz in June of 2009 in Latin American and Latino Studies, and from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in May. I am also fluent in … Read more
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I have worked with elementary school students for a number of years. My first experience with working with elementary school students was during my sophomore year of high school. I served as a tutor for a class of first grade students. I continued working as a tutor during my junior year of high school. At that time I was a mentor for a first grader and for a fifth grader. After working with the first and fifth grade students, I took a little hiatus from tutoring until 2008. As part of a mentoring program offered through the University of California-Santa Cruz, for over a year I worked as a tutor and mentor for a group of third grade students in San Mateo County in an after-school program.
My experience as a mentor and tutor for elementary school aged students has taught me that there is no such thing as a universal teaching method, and that each student’s specific learning needs must be catered to in order to provide them with the most effective tutoring. For instance, while I had to be very patient with the first graders learning Spanish for the first time, I also had to learn how to intellectually challenge some of the third grade students who were bored with the curriculum and activities offered in the after-school program. With my years of experience and personalized approach to tutoring, together with my patience is what would make me an excellent choice to tutor your grade school student.