University of California, Los Angeles
University of Houston (Master's)
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in United States History in 1994. In 2001, I received a Master of Arts degree in the same discipline from the University of Houston. Since 2001, I have taught courses in United States History at a variety of community colleges in Southern California which include: Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, and Moorpark College.
In terms of tutoring experience, I worked for UCLA's Academic Advancement Program (AAP) tutoring undergraduate students in a variety of history and sociology courses. In this capacity, I transcribed detailed class lecture notes, prepared and presented supplemental outlines, facilitated midterm and final review sessions, and maintained student records.
Generally, my tutoring sessions begin with a review of the current information being taught in the student's classes. Students are then given the previously mentioned supplemental outlines so that they can follow along with my presentation. Next, I ask my students a series of questions meant to assess their comprehension of the materials presented. My students are then given the opportunity to ask questions in regards to the materials presented.
Another aspect of my tutoring sessions is assisting students with class assignments. If the assignment is an exam, I conduct thorough review sessions, complete with a Study Guide Instructions sheet. If the assignment is a term paper, my students are first given a brief tutorial on how to construct historical papers. Next, I engage in a review of the paper's relevant historical topics. Finally, students are given the opportunity to submit rough drafts of their papers to me for review, before turning in final drafts to their teachers.
My primary goals as a tutor are to have students make sense of the material presented in class (i.e. names and events) and to connect them to the larger themes of the particular subject being taught. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in United States History in 1994. In 2001, I received a Master of Arts degree in the same discipline from the University of Houston. Since 2001, I have taught courses in United States History at a variety of community colleges in Southern California which include: Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College,
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